Aug 16th, 2021
Join us for an exceptional discussion on Myth, Mycelium, and Rewilding Masculinities with Sophie Strand.
Some of the themes we explored:
How has patriarchy colonized the ideas of the masculine?
What does it mean to use mycelium to think through myths?
How can we root ancient stories in ecology?
What makes ancient myths potent in the age of ecosystem collapse?
How does storytelling allow us to transcend our human narratives?
What is the role of modern science in reinterpreting ancient myths?
How can we complicate our ideas of progress and individuality via folklore and biology?
Are there any modern examples of these ancient mythic figures?
How has the history of monotheism obscured the biodiversity of masculine spiritualities and archetypes? In particular, the figures of Dionysus, Orpheus, Tolkien, Rabbi Yeshua, Tristan, Merlin the Wizard, Parzifal, and King David were focus points of Sophie's recent books.
In this live discussion with Sophie, you will have the opportunity to learn some beautiful wisdom teachings from her and to ask questions.
Sophie Strand is a poet, historical-fiction writer, and essayist based in the Hudson Valley with a focus on the intersection of spirituality and ecology. Her first book of essays The Flowering Wand: Lunar Kings, Lichenized Lovers, Transpecies Magicians, and Rhizomatic Harpists Heal the Masculine is forthcoming from Sacred Planet Books (Inner Traditions). She has three chapbooks: Love Song to a Blue God (Oread Press) and Those Other Flowers to Come (Dancing Girl Press) and The Approach (The Swan )Her writing has been published by The Dark Mountain Project, www.poetry.org, Unearthed, Braided Way Magazine, Creatrix Magazine, and Your Impossible Voice. And you can continue to follow her work and poetry on Facebook or Instagram: cosmogyny.