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The Red Shoes

By: Clarissa Pinkola Estes
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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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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.

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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.

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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!

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Dr. Estès is amazing

She is my crone mother in my mind. I love her work and her singing in this narration is mesmerizing yet soothing. Love her.

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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.

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Beautiful

This story gave me more than I thought it would, especially considering that this selection is less than 2 hours long. Dr. Estés is genius as always.

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Beautiful Storytelling nourishing the Soul

Dr. Estes had captured me once again with her beautiful storytelling and wise woman soul. I will be coming back to this audiobook time and time again. A must have in your collection.

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All of her creations are truly vital and essential to an amazing life, and I am so grateful.

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So rich

I don’t think this author can write any bad books. This was so full of relevant and important details to re-discovery in the soul. It’s very timely. I just might listen to it again

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My intro to Estés

Gorgeous, soothing voice. I plan to go through her entire Wise Woman series. I feel empowered and part of a tribe.

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  • 01-21-17

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.

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  • Lisa Smith
  • 03-28-21

Excellent ❤️

This inspired and soothed me just when I really needed it. I love it ! Beautiful 💖

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  • CH
  • 11-26-20

CPE is THE BEST storyteller

This is one of many allegories explained beautifully by CPE. Her blend of story and psychological archetype is truly inspiring.

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  • I M.
  • 02-25-19

The same brilliant shit as always. My guru.

I love all her work. She always, always delivers. Nothing else to add. Highly recommended.

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  • 08-30-18

beautifully told

loved this story and it's deeper meaning, another gem from my favourite author, Dr Clarissa

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  • 02-07-19

A beautiful reminder.

A beautiful story, and reminder to nourish the soul; to live the creative life.
Clarissa is magical. I would have liked it to go for longer.

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  • Kate
  • 04-20-16

Love it!

Another well illuminated classic well told by Clarissa. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in the genre.