Our next topic:
"Writing the Wild Mystic"
Thursday, January 7th at 4:00 PM-5:30 PM Central Time
At this existential moment on the planet, in liminal space between the past and present, we are all being asked to write new stories. The new stories, paradoxically, are connected to the stories of our ancients—ancestrally, in lineage and tribally. These mystical stories have been marginalized both internally and externally by western culture, the church, educational systems and conventional child-raising practices.
Until the exiled mystical voice has been reclaimed, there will be a hole, a missing piece in the story you are able to communicate.
In this class, we call back in the wild mystic.
Whether you have an exiled identity as a priestess, shaman, druid, witch, bard, or something else unique to who you are, and the land your ancestors came from, come into our story cauldron with a candle and a journal to write yourself back into aspects of your own mystical self.
The mystics of the past are aligned with the changemakers, visionaries and new mythmakers now and of the future. If you count yourself among them, join us for an intimate writing circle.
If you'd like to join us, sign up below:
About the Somatic Writing Circle:
Letter from Tanya
We’re living through an incredible time in human history and the history of Earth herself.
We’re at a critical juncture, a turning point.
We’ve been called to completely, radically change our narratives if we are to survive and thrive.
Once upon a time, we were all indigenous.
Once upon a time, we were all connected to the place we were born into by our ancestors.
We were all connected to the seasons of the Earth.
The elements. The sun and the moon cycles.
The light and the dark. In other words, to the process of living and dying and being fully human.
For many of us in Western culture, we are thousands of years away from feeling truly connected to that process.
Depending on our ancestral stories and lineage, we carry different types of ancestral wounding. We carry the historical trauma of violence towards and from other tribes or clans of the earth. Some of us are connected to families who were great perpetrators of the violence. Some of us have had the trauma of violence greatly perpetrated against our people or our bodies because of gender, race, class, sexual orientation and ability.
The bottom line is, if we don't, not only as individuals, but as a species, heal our individual familial and collective trauma - we won't survive. Unhealed trauma makes us continue to repeat the patterns that have led us to this existential moment.
I'm an optimist, but I'm also a realist. I'm a story worker of many decades.
And my people, my ancestors were mostly teachers.
They were also colonizers.
They were predators.
They were artists.
They were healers.
I carry all those same story threads inside me.
I've spent the last 30 years in the desert, writing and performing my stories and working with others to share their trauma stories.
I’ve worked with veterans, people experiencing cancer, HIV, mental health challenges, Palestinian and Israeli teens, hospice caregivers and more.
It was all my story walkabout, my exploration to understand the human condition and my condition. I entered body centered NeoReichian therapy. My background as an actor and storyteller served me well to experiment on how to use narrative to heal myself and inspire others. My global community of other story workers, trauma therapists, and depth based healers, grew from this exploration.
These Thursday night Somatic Writing Circles continue that exploration now, inviting you to join in this important work.
My mission is to empower others in their ability to speak, to write, and to heal trauma through storytelling and writing. To literally shift the global narrative.
We need to shift this global narrative in quantum time. We don't have 100 more years to get it right.
We need to create a black swan event collectively to shift the trajectory away from the death wish, death cult, violent cycle humanity has been on for at least 5000 years and move towards a living, breathing process.
For ourselves, our children, our grandchildren and the earth herself.
It's time to write and share from our direct experiences from the body and transmute those experiences into vision.
We have the technology to turn around the global stories, but right now we don't have the will.
Where does the will come from?
A new vision, a new story, writing new myths and healing the trauma stories that have divided us.
If you want to be part of this new story, join us on Thursday evenings twice a month for the Somatic Writing Circle. Sign up for our next circle below.