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The Red Shoes Speech

The Red Shoes

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Publisher's Summary

The Red Shoes is a dramatic excursion into the realm of the soul with analyst Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Using an ancient tale deeply rooted in our collective psyches, Dr. Estes illuminates how people fall prey to destructive impulses while seeking to balance thier inner lives.

In our culture, she begins, we may travel life's path in two ways: In handmade shoes, crafted with love and care according to the unique needs of the individual soul; or In Red Shoes, which promise instant fufillment, but ultimately lead to a painful hollow-split exsistence.

©2005 Sounds True; (P)2005 Sounds True

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    V. Wilkening Hannover 21/01/2017
    V. Wilkening Hannover 21/01/2017 Member Since 2015

    Literature lover.

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    "Deep, moving, amazing."
    What did you like most about The Red Shoes?

    How the author spoke directly to the listener like over a cup of tea.


    Have you listened to any of the narrator’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Yes, all as good.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Pam
    United States
    02/01/14
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    "Origins of self-destructive behavior"

    I'm a fan of Dr. E., and I've "attended" her live webcasts at Sounds True. I could listen to her voice for hours and hours (and come to think of it, I guess I have!). Here, Dr. E. delves into the issue of why we sometimes sabotage ourselves and how we might begin to change this behavior. This book is on par with the rest of her work, and though it is short, every time I listen to it, I pick up on something I missed the last time. I recommend it for repeat listens.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • J. du Plessis
    World
    07/03/15
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    "Life changing "

    One of the most impactful stories I've ever heard. I love everything I've heard from Clarissa Pinkola Estes.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Kathleen
    United States
    06/05/15
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    "Guide to a fruitful life"

    Every aspect of this work was inspiring, satisfying and joyous Dr Esters never fails to leave me wanting more. I highly recommend it to all, especially young women as a guide to a rich and fulfilling life but whatever your age, don't fail to pick this up!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Cellar Door
    Chicago
    03/02/17
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    "A recipe for making a happy life"

    Dr. Estes shares with us a story of Handcrafted Life, an idea so poweful for a contemporary listener. Illuminating for artists and those interested in leading a considered life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Robin Gregory
    08/03/15
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    "poetry that cures the spirit!"

    loved it -did not want to put it down! Dr . C does it again - brings us on a journey we can relate to - amidst archetypes and metaphors rarely used in one's day to day. Brilliant!

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