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Theatre of the Imagination, Volume 1

Narrated by: Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
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Summary

Come to the stage between two worlds - come to the Theatre of the Imagination. On this six-part live performance series, best-selling author and beloved cantadora (keeper of the old stories) Clarissa Pinkola Estes shares the work of her lifetime: myths, tales and poetry with the power to nourish and heal.

Contained within the audio for Theater of the Imagination are the great univeral themes - tales of loss and ressurection, of love and sacrifice; of the courage to survive- yet it is if Dr. Estes is speaking only to you.

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Absolutely enchanting

I can't begin to describe how much I am enjoying this book, get it and see, its simply wonderful!

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Mesmerising journey through traditional stories

Where does Theatre of the Imagination, Volume 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is a wonderful listen, Clarissa's voice is wonderful to listen to and I will listen to this again. The stories and her commentary around them really kept me mesmerised. There is a lovely trail and connection between the stories which draws you through. And there is a wealth of sub-text and mythical imagery that means the stories are much more than just a few short stories.

Who was your favorite character and why?

This book has excited me about the power of story telling, archetypes and myth. There is a real clarity that comes from the way the stories are told and the connection they make with the listener. I will definitely be making further efforts to learn about story telling, archetypes and myth.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The story telling skills of Clarissa draw you in quickly, in re-telling each story she uses atmospheric music and her wonderful tone of voice to weave compelling tales and give insights into their origin and meaning.
Each story has a message that touches the listener and brings mythical meaning to light.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Nothing

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So very worth it!

If you could sum up Theatre of the Imagination, Volume 1 in three words, what would they be?

Heartfelt, fascinating and honest.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Theatre of the Imagination, Volume 1?

The bringing to life much of Dr Estes' written work which I have followed for many years.

Have you listened to any of Clarissa Pinkola Estes’s other performances? How does this one compare?

At 7 plus hours it lasts but still doesn't seem long enough, the sections fly by so fast you just never want it to end!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The chapter on the Ugly duckling moved me to tears because it felt as though she was reading it to me and me alone,

Any additional comments?

This book holds wisdom that can be heard on many levels. If you are a complete beginner through to a seasoned fan, there will be a lesson for all

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Wonderful

I love this audible book. Many poems and stories that Clarissa Pinkola-Estes reads sends shivers all over my body. She brings me endless smiles, laughter and a sense of acceptance and of nurturing.

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Step by step closer

Beautiful journey there and not necessarily back... the lift beyond, with the need to heal and the obligation to teach... once listened, one should never remain the same...

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Exquisite!

Every chapter like liquid, like silk, sinking into my soul. I have savoured the journey for particular moments and will come back to it again and again! Thank you Clarissa.

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Inspiration and Celebration

Stunning, as always, I have come to love Clarissa Pinkola Estes through her work and this is both inspiring and a celebration of who and what we are.

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Real, moving, heart opening.

More ancient wisdom passed on humbly through fairy tales. The explanations of the keys to the stories guarantee to give you a kinder perspective on your own patterns. Enriching stuff.

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whatever you do listen to this as soon as possible

What made the experience of listening to Theatre of the Imagination, Volume 1 the most enjoyable?

This is one of the most important book you will ever read

What did you like best about this story?

It blows apart everything you think you know about how to live your life

What does Clarissa Pinkola Estes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Clarissa Pinkola Estes is an extraordinary storyteller

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Another winner!

Part II to this is on automatic purchase!

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