Entering the terrain of wisdom occurs at any age. We sometimes step, sometimes stumble, and are other times pulled into the territory of the Crone when the need for a deeper, larger understanding of our most meaningful path can no longer be denied when the gifts hidden in our challenges must be brought forth. On The Power of the Crone, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes continues her masterwork on the Dangerous Old Woman with six new sessions of original stories, poems, blessings, and healing insights for the creative soul.
About the Author:
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.