Note: This is a four-class series occurring at 12:00 pm EDT on 4 consecutive Tuesdays beginning 4 May 2021. Each class is 90 minutes.
IT IS ONLY NECESSARY TO REGISTER ONCE - YOU WILL BE REGISTERED FOR ALL DATES AUTOMAGICALLY!
In this class, we will enter the flourishing forest of the Mabinogion, that Welsh story cycle of transformation, wandering, and repair of the relations between ourselves and the Otherworld. We will encounter a cauldron of re-birth, women who transform themselves into animals, a wandering king, and a horse-goddess who cannot be caught. The classes will be led by Jay Leeming and Maggid Jim Brulé. Come prepared to relate to these beings through our hearts and bodies as well as our minds, learning to find them both in the world and in ourselves and perhaps to catch a glimmer of the wild transformations they offer us.
The Diving Deeply series invites participants to explore stories rich in metaphor and mystery, seeking meanings below the surface that often elude the listener. Participants will delve deeply into the stories, discovering in their images both surface meanings as well as deeper patterns; we will also consider alternative tellings and pathways, seeking there a key to our relationship with the unseen forces at work both in stories and in our lives.
Jay Leeming is a poet and storyteller who in response to Covid-19 told fifty stories online over ten weeks during the spring of 2020. He enjoys connecting the wild river of poetry to the earth-based stories humans have carried in their voices for the last ten thousand years, bringing these stories alive through the Crane Bag Storytelling podcast. He is the author of Miracle Atlas (Writers and Books, 2011) and Dynamite on a China Plate (Backwaters Press, 2006), and the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Recordings and more information about his work can be found at www.JayLeeming.com.
Maggid Jim Brulé is a transformational storyteller, and the founder of the Transformational Storytelling school, of which this program is a part. Jim also works with organizations and communities to bring the power of storytelling to healing the fractures which so often divide us around race, class, faith tradition, and culture.
A limited number of "Pay as you wish" tickets are available. Likewise, those who can afford more to help subsidize those who can't are encouraged to do so.
Date & Time
May 4 - 25, 2021