Dec 25, 2021
16 - Folktales and Earth-based spirituality - A conversation with Starhawk
Kissing the ground, wishing for daughters over sons, walking the world with a wing or a goose foot, we find in folktales vestiges of long gone world-views, traces of earth based spirituality, myths, matrilineal societies and more. In this conversation with Starhawk, philosopher, environmental activist, whitch, science fiction writer, and the founder of Earth Activist Training we talk about why folktale matter in relation to activism and for women. We focus in particular on The twelve wild swans, a folktale the Reclaiming community has deeply activated through rituals and about which Starhawk has written a book with Hilary Valentine called The twelve wild swans, a journey to the realm of magic, healing, and action.
Mother Goose and other Earth stories was made possible with the help of a Creative Work Fund Grant for a collaboration between Earth Activist Training and Suzanne Husky.
Ma mère l’oie et autres histoires de la terre est un projet qui a été sélectionné par la commission mécénat de la Fondation des Artistes qui lui a apporté son soutien.
Image Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata)
Family: Anatidae (ducks, geese, swans)
© Robert David Siegel, M.D., Ph.D.