SURROGATE GREAT AUNT & MENTOR - Clarissa Pinkola Estes
I think of the great storyteller and Jungian analyst Clarissa Pinkola Estes as my surrogate great aunt and mentor. I've listened to hours upon hours of her stories and teachings. Seriously, I think the last 10 years I have had each of her eight hour main audio books on heavy rotation. She's one of the few special beings on this earth who've helped keep me alive and helped teach me the ways of symbols, the power of story, the gravity of personal power, and soul retrieval. Call it a form of New Ageism if you want. I call it the more ancient way of gathering wisdom, collecting experiences, washing and rinsing them as a fine and lost art. She is among a small group of humans who helped turn me into every bit of who I am today. I feel so much gratitude. Thank you Deep Elder.