What Myths and Archetypes Speak to You?

Our ancestors passed down stories that help us understand and care for ourselves and the earth. These stories, myths and archetypes speak a universal language understood on the level of the human psyche. What stories speak to you? Which myths and archetypes spark your creativity, hold your attention, and inspire your dreams and intentions? What story does the lineage of western science tell us about the world we live in? What stories would you like to change?

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A Story: The Lindworm

From our friends at Emergence Magazine, this Norwegian story told by mythologist, author, and storyteller Martin Shaw tells of “The Lindworm,” a mythical creature that is part human and part…

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The Intelligence in All Kinds of Life

"The rocks are beyond slow, beyond strong, and yet yielding to a soft green breath as powerful as a glacier, the mosses wearing away their surfaces, grain by grain bringing…

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The Mythic Imagination

How can myth and folk tales lead us to live more deeply and more authentically, and inspire us to fall in love with the world all over again? Dr. Sharon…

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Recommended Reading – Myths and Archetypes

The Tarot Handbook: Practical Applications of Ancient Visual Symbols by Angeles Arrien

The Enchanted Life: Unlocking the Magic of the Everyday by Sharon Blackie

If Women Rose Rooted: The Journey to Authenticity and Belonging by Sharon Blackie

American Indian Myths and Legends, selected and edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz

The Annotated African American Folktales by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Maria Tartar

A Branch from the Lightning Tree: Ecstatic Myth and the Grace of Wildness by Martin Shaw

The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets by Barbara G. Walker

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