Story as Transformer

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”—Albert Einstein

All the stories, including your own, are on the Hero/ine’s Wheel. Stories are gifts from our ancestors so you might know where you are, and what you should do. Dreams are also a Gate In to your transformation story.

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My Heroine’s Journey on the Red River of Grace

A Call to radically change my external life led to a month-long Heroine’s Journey. My task was to distribute the accumulation of two busy, [...]

My Heroine’s Journey on the Red River of Grace2022-09-09T00:03:57+00:00
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White Bear King Valemon and the Road of Trials

I asked if I might use Bev Pask-Hughes’ painting for this blog because of three things: the love of adventure in the woman, [...]

White Bear King Valemon and the Road of Trials2022-09-10T22:34:33+00:00
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Call … to Pilgrimage

People talk about “Finding my Calling.” It takes paying attention and deep listening to hear any Call, and then follow the Call into action. [...]

Call … to Pilgrimage2022-09-10T20:25:11+00:00
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At Home with Sumerian Threshold Goddesses

Why care about the first story ever told? The culture that told it was undergoing immense change, like ours. The threshold goddesses are day/air [...]

At Home with Sumerian Threshold Goddesses2022-09-10T20:25:52+00:00
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Home (Again)

This Journey is complete when the Journeymaker reaches Home. But… where is that home? Is there a welcome? And what’s happening about the Gift [...]

Home (Again)2022-09-10T20:37:28+00:00
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The Return

Once past the Gate Out, the Return requires looking both backwards and forwards. Returning requires making both reparations and openings. What are they? How [...]

The Return2022-09-10T20:37:24+00:00
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The Gate Out

When the journey maker is ready, the Gate Out begins to take shape. Something shifts and a threshold appears. When it’s time to leave [...]

The Gate Out2022-09-10T20:35:51+00:00
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Taking A Ritual Journey: Road of Trials Part 2

Survived the Nigredo? Out on a branch with your wings drying? Wondering where, after all that, is the Gate Out? What, there is a [...]

Taking A Ritual Journey: Road of Trials Part 22022-09-10T20:37:15+00:00

Exploring Nigredo in Madeline Miller’s Circe

This year I’ve been using Madeline Miller’s brilliant book Circe to illustrate the Nigredo because the main character goes through multiple transformations in the [...]

Exploring Nigredo in Madeline Miller’s Circe2022-09-10T20:45:50+00:00


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