Storytelling by Franklin Lavoie - A Walking Tour - Meet at the CG Jung Center, 408 Franklin St., at 4 PM
Suggested Donation: Non-members $10 / Members $8 / Students $5
The City of Buffalo has a mighty name, this evening is a chance to share buffalo myths (and amplify their content); and to walk around the Downtown vicinity, appreciating the deep roots of Buffalo-Niagara. There are many buffalo myths and legends to choose from.
We’ll share four stories that give us indications about the buffalo’s spirit and its implications. To feel the soul of the City, let’s learn something about the archetypal nature of its name. These stories include: How the Buffalo Came Into the World, Hopi; the Origins of Buffalo Medicine, Lakota-Sioux; White Buffalo Calf Woman, Lakota - Sioux; and How the Buffalo Medicine Came to the Niagara Frontier, Seneca- Iroquois.
We’ll plan to gather afterwards for refreshments, at The Liberty Hound, at Canalside.
Franklin LaVoie is a visionary artist, with a background in Earth Science Edu. Franklin underwent intense shamanic initiations, throughout the 1970‘s, to become a natural healer. His research appears in a wide variety of books, including, most recently: The 2012 Story, by John Major Jenkins (2009); Shadows of the Western Door, by Mason Winfield (1997); and Planet Heartworks, by Dan Winter and Friends (1989); et al. Franklin’s essay Why Nature and The Arts Can Heal Us (2007) was included in The Society for The Arts in Healthcare’s International Conference, in 2009. Franklin designs stage sets, mechanical contraptions, and musical instruments; he’s written plays, short stories, and poetry. He’s a gifted storyteller who appears as a tree, and plays the harp. Franklin is preparing to publish The Sacred Geography of Buffalo-Niagara.
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