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Bedtime stories
Estés, Clarissa Pinkola.
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Publication Information:
Boulder, CO : Sounds True, [2002]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc (60 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
"A unique guided relaxation program for falling asleep and entering the world of dreams"--Container.

Compact disc.
Introduction -- Everyone crosses into sleep as a child -- The portal: the giant wardrobe -- The sleeping beauty -- The meeting with destiny -- The lion and the mouse fable -- The sandman legend -- Sleeping hero legends -- The jumping mouse tale -- Winken, Blinken and Nod.
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Format :
Audiobook on CD


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RC489.S5 E7 2002 Adult Audiobook on CD Audiobooks

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As a child growing up in a family of "cantadoras" (keepers of the old stories), Clarissa Pinkola Estes learned firsthand how a story told at bedtime can soothe away the troubles of the day and prepare the way for another night's dreams to follow. Now a beloved cantadora herself, Estes shares this treasured family tradition with you on "Bedtime Stories," her own special collection of tales to relax and ease you to sleep.

Join this world-renowned Jungian analyst and bestselling author as she explores how to use stories as healing companions that open an aperture into the divine world of our dreams, as well as the meaning of archetypal figures like Mother Night and the Sandman, and themes such as renewal, enchantment and transformation. Includes original tellings by Dr. Estes of her bedside favorites, including "Sleeping Beauty," "The Mouse and the Lion," and more."

Author Notes

Clarissa Pinkola Estes was born in Indiana in 1943 to parents of Spanish and Mexican ancestry, but was later adopted by Hungarian immigrants. She received her Ph.D. from the Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was certified as a Jungian analyst in 1984. She worked as a psychoanalyst in private practice and developed and taught the Writing as Liberation of the Spirit program in state and federal prisons.

Estes served as executive director of the C.G. Jung Center for Education and Research and cofounded and codirected Colorado Authors for Gay and Lesbian Equal Rights.

One of Estes's better-known writings, Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype (1992), is drawn from tales and myths she heard firsthand from members of such cultures as Asian, Mexican, African, and Greek. She also wrote The Gift of Story (1993). Her books can be found indexed under Psychology, Women's Studies, Mythology, Spiritual Development, and Poetry.

(Bowker Author Biography)