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Fondness for Dr. E

If you read this blog, you probably know that I like to read the work of Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes. A couple of years ago, I was happy to discover that she was writing for a middle-of-the-road, includes-the-left-and-the-right political blog called The Moderate Voice.

Women Who Run With the Wolves

I was first introduced to the work of Dr. E. when someone told me about Women Who Run With the Wolves. It was my type of book, filled with tall tales, folk tales and fairytales accompanied by her psychological explanations and interpretations of the stories.

My Big Post About Dr. E

What I did here on this blog, my my post titled DR. CLARISSA PINKOLA ESTÉS on The Moderate Voice, was to post a long list of Dr. E’s posts from The Moderate Voice.  The list is certainly not a complete listing, even for the time frame it includes. I only  listed the posts that were interpretive in nature, explaining human and political events through the lense of psychoanalysis and archetypal behavior.

Lucky Listeners! Now, We Can Hear Dr. Estes Online!

Starting today, we can hear Dr. Estes LIVE on SoundsTrue.com. Here’s the information:

As you know, sightings of Dr. Estés are very rare… and one is about to happen within your reach. You are invited to a rare six nights of firesides with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés and her new LIVE ‘Mother Night’ web series with Sounds True… on six Wednesday evenings beginning Oct 14, 2009.

More From Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Clarissa Pinkola EtsésTami Simon speaks with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, an internationally recognized scholar, award-winning poet, diplomate senior Jungian psychoanalyst, and cantadora (keeper of the old stories). In addition to her international bestseller Women Who Run With the Wolves, Dr. Estés is deputy managing editor and columnist at TheModerateVoice.com and a columnist at The National Catholic Reporter online. In this interview, Clarissa discusses her new online events through Sounds True: Mother Night, Learning to See in the Dark. (56 minutes) > read the transcript

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Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes on the innaugural prayer

On January 19, 2009,Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, at The Moderate Voice, suggested that Rick Warren use this prayer for Barack Obama’s Inauguration.  It would have been a good one.

A Good Prayer For Every Time and Every Place

Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi

Lord, make us instruments
of your peace.
Where there is hatred
let us sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is discord, union;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.

Grant that we may not
so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood
as to understand;
To be loved as to love.

For it is in giving
that we receive;
It is in pardoning
that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are
born to eternal life.

Aymen

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I like to see what Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes (Dr. E) has to say about things. You can read Dr. E’s posts on The Moderate Voice.

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Here’s what Dr. E says about Sarah Palin:

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Sarah Palin, Ordinary Iron Fist in the Velvet Glove

September 3rd, 2008

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Sarah Palin: The Quotable Quote of the Evening

September 3rd, 2008

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Formidable Talents of Sarah Palin: Like Her or Not, She’s A Natural Warrior Woman

September 3rd, 2008

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Sarah Palin: Potential Downsides of Being a Forceful Woman

September 4th, 2008

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Sarah Palin Likely To Fade Behind McCain

September 4th, 2008

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Election 08, Lost in the Pages of “The Onion:” Dissed Flags, “False Pregnancy”, the Muslim Running For President

September 7th, 2008

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Rare Film: 25 minutes of The Dove: Sarah Palin CSpan Interview

September 7th, 2008

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Governor Sarah Palin: This is Wasilla

September 8th, 2008

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Sarah Palin Goes to Kuwait

September 8th, 2008

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Trig Paxson Van Palin: The Child Safely Arrived

September 8th, 2008

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Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes did was not impressed by the MSM’s coverage of the speech made Monday night by the future First Lady. She had a few choice words. I’ll quote her closing comments:

You know, in a way, these comments, many of them by black commentators as well as people of other RGB certified skin colors, do to Michelle, what some evangelicals do to God: reduce the incandescent to what is more easily ‘handle-able’… just life-sized filament, manageable low wattage, well-behaved, no surprises, therefore no creative fire. Like themselves. More or less.

Leaderly women ought not have to be held under a microscope to be seen in all their actual magnitude, ought they? I wonder what strange rite we have in our culture that insists accomplished women must diminutize themselves in order to fit the mold/casket already custom-made for them… by minds smaller than their own?

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Twenty Minutes Well Spent:

Michelle Obama at 2008 Democratic National Convention

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Weird Medical Stuff – Powerful Tomatoes Leave More Than 20 Dead May 11, 2008

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Powerful Tomatoes Leave More Than 20 Dead – Part II May 11, 2008

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A Message to Nathan Pacheco May 13, 2008

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Don’t Borrow $$$$ From Your 401k Retirement Savings Account May 13, 2008

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Visit the new Nathan Pacheco tribute site (fan site) on WordPress May 14, 2008

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In The News Today … California Supreme Court Rules For Equality May 16, 2008

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DR. CLARISSA PINKOLA ESTÉS on The Moderate Voice May 16, 2008

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Flowers, Beauty and Music Above All Else: GLADIOLAS, stained glass, nathan pacheco May 16, 2008

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International Day Against Homophobia May 17, 2008 May 16, 2008

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Nostalgia? Television Commercials From Years Back May 17, 2008

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Discover Nathan Pacheco now, and stay ahead of the curve! May 19, 2008

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These Guys Are Funny (Red State Update) May 19, 2008

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Arianna Huffington Has Finally Said Something Good About Hillary May 19, 2008

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More About the California Ruling For Marriage Equality May 19, 2008

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About The Flag Pin, and Obama’s Refusal To Wear It Saying It Doesn’t Matter May 20, 2008

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At the end of Memorial Day 2008 … May 26, 2008

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Support Folk Music for $4.95!!! eFolkMusic, Of Course! 🙂 May 27, 2008

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Another Comment about 100 Free mp3 Downloads for $4.95 on eFolkMusic May 31, 2008

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More Health and Science Links May 31, 2008

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Man Babies June 1, 2008

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Due to an unfortunate accident, which I will describe at a later date, I have too much time on my hands and off my feet. June 1, 2008

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Suncatchers Completed June 1, 2008 June 1, 2008

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UFO Sighting Over My Back Yard Late Afternoon June 1, 2008 January 1, 2008

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Travel Back In Time With Me, If You Will, To Three Weeks Ago June 8, 2008

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Seven Fun-Filled Days At Mom and Pop’s Stained Glass Camp June 8, 2008

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You Want the Scoop? Here are the details. All of these stained glass designs are ones I created this week. June 9, 2008

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Candle Vases and Light Through Bevels June 9, 2008

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[UPDATE: Read Dr. E’s most recent posts on The Moderate Voice.]

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DR. CLARISSA PINKOLA ESTÉS has been a columnist for The Moderate Voice for more than a year, but I have not linked to her columns in any recent posts. I do not have a good reason for that, since she has much to say, and I enjoy her stories and analysis.

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Her book Women Who Run With the Wolves was what informed me of her storytelling and therapist’s view of the world. From the day I found it (a few years after publication) until many months later, I read and reread the stories she told and her interpretations of their meanings. She is a wise voice in a world where we are too often lacking in wisdom.

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This evening, I started looking back through the archives of her columns in TMV and began copying links to add to this page. The list became longer and longer.

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The list below is not the complete body of Dr. Estes work on TMV, but it is a start. Visit The Moderate Voice to find more of her columns and to read the work of the other fine columnists.

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DR. CLARISSA PINKOLA ESTÉS is a therapist, a story teller and a writer (among other things). In many of her columns on TMV, she tells stories and analyzes human behavior as it relates to current events in the USA and around the world.

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Here are several paragraphs from one of her columns.

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‘Barack is Not White, Barack is Not Black’ The Possible Gift in Being Bi-Racial

March 18th, 2008 by DR. CLARISSA PINKOLA ESTÉS, TMV Columnist two_men_lucian_freud.png

Barack is, like I am, like many others of us are–for lack of a more graceful word– we are Bi-racial. Cross-racial is probably a slightly better, but still awkward term. That is, we are born twinned: one of each of two or more races is inside us. The blood of often opposing groups, runs in our cells, our bloodlines. Barack’s mother was Caucasian. His father was an African from Kenya.

People who are bi-racial are never without their twin. Never. Our twin is both ‘other’ and ‘I” at the same time. It’s a potentially tempestuous but also often transformative situation… if we give ourselves to working out its puzzle over our lifetimes.

Above is a painting by the master of brushwork and figurative art, Lucien Freud. It speaks to me and to many others who are bi-racial, because as you see in the two men on the bed, we are in “a relationship we cannot leave,” a lifelong relationship with our, often historically adversarial, bloodlines.

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Cruise on over to TMV and read for awhile.

Polar Bear: The Lost Story
Endurance, The Word: A Lost Story
This Is West Virginia
This Too Is West Virginia
Rest Well. Day Is Done
Prayer For The Suffering Chinese
When A Good Mother Sails From This World
Mother’s Day and The Mistaken Zygote: If You Have a Mama From Mars
The Fierce Origin of Mother’s Day: A Lost Story
Mother’s Day: A Lost Story
Than Shwe: This Child Is Burma’s Only Future: Do Not Let An Entire Generation of Burmese Children Be Wiped Out by Your Inaction
Burma: The Government’s Idea of Bringing Aid to the Groaning Masses of Maimed and Dead
Rest For A Moment
And You Thought Sister Mary Ignatius Was Strict: Not Allowed to Vote In Indiana: The Nuns’ Story
Two Presidents for the Price of One: Co-Presidents Michelle, Bill and Cindy
The Last First Lady: Transition from Society Balls, to Just Balls
PETA Speaks About Eight Belles Being Driven To Fatal Injuries on Track
About Indiana: Twelve Mostly Beloved Oddities About Hoosiers
Disease Control Hugely Boosted In China by…The Olympics?
A Moment of Rest Away From The Whirling Whir of the World: A Lost Story
Can Any Candidate Take Us Out of Oceania and Back to the USA? Or Is That Solely Up To Us?
Clinton, Obama, McCain, and Shakespeare: Relentless War Silences Those Who Demanded Peace
Hillary Clinton and the Negative Mother Complex
A Martian Speaks on What Some Call “Whoredom”
Culture on the Couch: Obama and Wright: One’s Own Brother as Destroyer
Rush Limbaugh, Charlie Brown and Our Cowboy Senator Salazar
Has Any Candidate Noticed? The Investigative Storytellers Have Gone Missing
Election Psychosis
What Is A Destructive Cult? Who Joins? Warren Jeffs and Brother Hide Behind Women’s Skirts
The FLDS Church Based on Polygamy Now in Court
Clinton, Obama Debate, Schmebate
President Bush’s Plans for Greenhouse Gases; The King Midas Story
Pope Speaks for Planet, Because Care of Earth Critically Tied To Peace on Earth
Bush, The First Catholic President?: Some Think Pope Approves George Bush’s “Use” of Catholic Social Teachings?
Dr. E. from TMV, is a New Columnist for The National Catholic Reporter
Louis Farrakhan Endorses Obama at “Saviours’ Day” Event in Chicago: A Tale of Who Shall Be King
Michelle Obama: Those Who Say: “I Ain’t Voting For No Nigger”
Fidel Castro; The Man in the Green Suit Turns
Candidates Fight to Be Underdog, A Great Risk: The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Burma: The Heartbeat Is Still Alive Underground
Ernie Pyle, The WWII Grunts’ Storyteller
For The Night Riders: Bloggers Across The World Who Write at Night
The Next President: The Nation Cannot Survive Another Erl King Carrying Off Its Leader
Fred Thompson Turns Back: Candidates Going Forward Have Fire in the Belly
Mike Huckabee, Ads, Picket Lines: Cunning Like A Frog? Innocent Like A Mouse? A Lost Story
The Lost Story of New Year’s Day: The Old Man and The Child
Christmas Eve 2007: The Call Comes
Walter Adler: Assaulted for Being a “Dirty Jew” …and The Traveler from Samara Still Lives
Torture: Did the American Psychological Association Collude With Torture of Human Beings?
Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas: Thankful for Family Elders… and Sobriety
Our Hometown: Night of 100 Cats, and Belle Gunness
Hugo Chavez: Students Forced Masked Soldiers to Shoot Them?
Veterans’ Prayers: A Hidden Part of Warrior Life: Veterans Day 2007
Veterans Day 2007: Our Brothers and Sisters On the Job
The Forgotten Ones: The Vets Who Wander Still, Veterans Day 2007
Kristallnacht: The Night of Shattering Glass, 9 November 1938
2007 Weblog Awards for Best Comic Strip: The Top Ten
Gay Rights: The Religious Who Teach Non-violence, Non-condemnation of GLBT
Abortion: What It Takes To Make It To Earth
Torture, Arson, Flood, War: Some Vitamins for the Soul
Our Home Town: Seed Corn Shall Not Be Ground
Burma: Than Schwe’s Irrevocable Public Shame
Burma: The Robes With No Monks in Them
California Fires: Post-Trauma Recovery List
Elections: Men Too Emotional to be President? Women too? Curious Clues in the Constitution.
Burma: How Things Are

I can’t do any more! She has written much. Go and read. TMV

** And, now it’s morning May 16, 2008. I’ve been up all night listening to Nathan and reading old posts by Dr. E. It looks as if she may have been up all night, too. There are two new posts this morning. 🙂

Elections 2008: Bridge

Sleep, Perchance to Dream…

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Links from a few stories about this ruling:

Associated Press
California’s top court legalizes gay marriage
Huffington Post
California Gay Marriage Ban Overturned: Major Updates
A Victory for Equality: California Affirms the Freedom to Marry
Good-As-You
BREAKING: The CA Supremes totally rule!
Degeneres-de Rossi: I now pronounce you hard to pronounce
Wherein homo-hostility turns herbicidal
Video: Victory is just so much more fun
Truth Wins Out
Ruling Undermines ‘Ex-Gay’ Propaganda And Lets Potential Recruits See The Truth About Same-Sex Relationships
Pam’s House Blend
California Supreme Court Ruling: Thumbs UP On Marriage Equality
We Won in California!
America Will Be…
The Moderate Voice
On miscegenation and gay marriage
California court overturns gay marriage ban
The Advocate
The Community Reacts: California State Senator Sheila Kuehl

Related and Other Topics:

The Advocate
Sally Kern: A Star Is Boring
Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub

Father of a Gay Son Speaks Out
Science Blogs
Michael Medved says something dumb
Pam’s House Blend
Sally Kern condemns campaign for workplace fairness
Huffington Post
Hillary Should Stay in Because She Can
Politico
Conyers: ‘We’re closing in on Rove’
STL Today
Internet Pioneer, Privacy Hero
The Moderate Voice – DR. CLARISSA PINKOLA ESTÉS
Polar Bear: The Lost Story
Endurance, The Word: A Lost Story

Videos:

Huffington Post
First Borowitz Report Video Ever! (who’s going to tell Hillary?)
Olbermann To Bush: “This War Is Not About You…”
Top Bill O’Reilly “Inside Edition” Spoofs, Analysis

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