What Does It Mean?

Experiencing story, and life, as a mirror is a powerful practice that brings greater ease in life. Below are my writings about a variety of folktales and stories that explore this topic in more depth. In The Listening Circle, we engage in seeing life, and story, as mirrors.

Imaginal Yoga

Story Wisdom is a form of yoga. It is imaginal yoga. There is a wellspring of wisdom, intuition, and energy poised within our unconscious mind. This is the border country between our ordinary consciousness and the singular, Universal consciousness from which all reality manifests.

A Child of Salt

When we set out on a journey of discovery – of who we are, who we wish to be – stories are an excellent mirror in which to see new aspects of ourselves. This story is a beautiful mirror that I discovered it in a book edited by Christina Feldman and Jack Kornfield. Enjoy my version of this […]

Recovering The Feminine Creative

It’s a curious thing. Biologically, females are designed to create – literally. Yet, the conventional culture, what Riane Eisler describes as a dominator culture, emphasizes the masculinity of creating. The Feminine, I am told, is quiet, receptive and

Woman of the Sea as a Mirror

Selkies are faeries of the sea and there are many different versions of their stories. They take the shape of a seal when they are in the water and when they come to land, they may shed their seal skins and take human form. If you come upon a Selkie in its human form, find its […]

Folklore As Dream Work

In a recent article on Forbes, Jordan Shapiro shared this quote by Marie-Louise von Franz. It echoes my experience of folktales throughout my career as a traditional storyteller. I first recognized the potency and power of these tales while reading Rumpelstiltskin to my daughter. The Story Wisdom, in these tales that have been distilled over […]

The Rumpelstiltskin Effect

Once There Was… This is the book that opened the door to my storytelling journey for me.  At the time, I was reading folktale picture books to my 4 yr old and enjoying her experience of them, as well as remembering my own childhood delight in them. The Grimm’s collection of tales had been a […]