We take in information from the world around us through our senses, and — individually and collectively — we transform that information into narrative. We turn the world around us into stories, and often enough we turn the stories we tell ourselves into reality.
Which is to say, we make magic.
Stories are the everyday magic by which we weave together our lives, our communities, and our societies. The power of that magic can be wielded consciously or unconsciously, for private benefit or collective upliftment, for good or for ill.
I’m Elinor Predota
I am fascinated by stories: the stories we tell each other, and the stories we tell ourselves; those stories that we know we are telling, and those that we don’t.
Until we are aware of our stories, we cannot change them. Until we change our stories, we cannot change the world.
And I do believe that the world needs changing, in so many ways. How we regard and treat ourselves, one another, and our more-than-human environment. What we allow ourselves to be, have, and do. What we believe is possible.
In the coming months, I’ll be offering group programmes, one-to-one mentoring, and creative projects, to support you to become aware of your stories, to transform them, and to change your world. These will be in four main areas:
- developing and maintaining a spiritual practice
- transformation through story and storytelling
- dismantling the oppressive systems that live in and through us
- building business against and beyond capitalism
Starting 13th December: Midwinter Magic, a 12-day ritual.
Whether we celebrate the birth of the new year’s sun into the darkness of the winter solstice, or the birth of the Son of God at Christ-mas, this is a potent time of year in the northern hemisphere. The cold and dark draw us inward, to reflect on the year passing, and to envision the year coming in.
Midwinter Magic is a 12-day ritual to connect with and enter the liminal space between one year and the next, where wisdom and magic dwell.
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