Myth and Storytelling: The Ancient Journey

Myth and Storytelling: The Ancient Journey
7:30 to 9:00 pm

Facilitator: Bill Woodburn, M.Ed., LPC, LMFT

Hundreds of stories have been told over thousands of years around tribal fires and in village markets. The stories teach us the path, warn us of the perils, and show us the hidden doors. Along the way we find a life breathed into our souls, renewal of our humanity, and a clearer ear to the callings of Spirit. All we need is the ability to listen with the ancient understanding of our ancestors.

In this Meetup we will explore the art of listening to traditional wisdom tales. Using stories from around the world, we will explore what they teach us about the parts of every human life, such as community, calling, loss, love, and spirit. We will take time to discuss, question, and use them as maps on our own journeys. Along the way, we will look for and nurture the hero inside ourselves.

Bill Woodburn, MEd, LPC, LMFT has been a practicing counselor since 1988, also a professor and national workshop presenter. Growing up in a family of round-the-kitchen-table storytellers, he has never been too far from the power of stories. As a professional, storytelling has become part of his work with individuals and groups, helping them explore the art of being human.

This Circle is for anyone interested in shamanic practice. Shamanism is not a religion or a dogma. It is not dependent on any particular organizational structure or belief system, but is a practical world view based on ancient understanding of the relationships between humans and nature or Spirit. The shamanic perspective on life and living is extremely relevant to the challenges and concerns of our modern world and ordinary life experiences, and is compatible with all religious and spiritual beliefs.

What to bring with you?
In addition to curiosity and willingness to explore something new, bring a journal or notebook with you to record your journey and insights that you receive. Wear comfortable clothes for floor seating on pillows and yoga blankets. If you have a hand drum, feel free to bring it, but it is not necessary. You might also bring a bandanna or blindfold to cover your eyes.

A $10 contribution requested to cover time and space rental. RSVP is requested for attendance. PayPal is available, but not required. You can also pay by cash or check at the door.

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  • Calliaste

    I loved the stories! And I thought the group story was great too.

    1 · July 18, 2013

    • Rosemary

      Frances, it was so great to meet you. I really enjoyed being next to you in our circle and having a chance to benefit from your input and visiting afterward. Hope to see you again. : )

      July 18, 2013

    • Calliaste

      Hi Rosemary, it was a pleasure to meet you too. Don't worry, I plan on coming back many many times. I'm pretty hard to get rid of. :D

      July 18, 2013

  • Jim G

    Very much worth the time and effort! Good group of folk and the make it up as you go along story was a lot of fun,but educational also.

    July 18, 2013

  • Falcon

    These were really quite powerful stories that generated a lot of really insightful discussions! Thank you Bill!

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • Kasey

    Thank you Bill for your wonderful storytelling and thank the group for an exciting shared story!

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • Sóbhrag (.

    Something unplanned has come up. I will miss you all tonight.

    July 17, 2013

  • Kay

    An interesting chain of events unfolded today, and I will be unable to attend this evening. I look forward to connecting with you all next time.

    July 17, 2013

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    July 17, 2013

  • Rosemary

    I am so looking forward to this!!!! My heart feels so full of appreciation for this event, so I will begin my expression now...Thank you Gerry. Thank you Bill. Thank you all members of this circle. I'm so excited to be in this space with you all tomorrow. <<<Huge Grin>>> YAY!!!!!

    July 16, 2013

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