It is possible that some of the Indo-European fairy tales that we know and love are very, very old: not just hundreds of years old, but thousands. Some may have been told for as many as 6000 years.
“The Firebird” by Ivan Bilbin 1899 (public domain)
These stories — stories like The Firebird, Sleeping Beauty, Bluebeard, Rashin Coatie, and many others — hold within them an unparalleled storehouse of knowledge and wisdom about the human condition, including who we are, why we’re here, and our relationship with the more-than-human world of which we are a part. By engaging with story with open minds, hearts, and spirits, we can enter into its symbolism, drama, and meanings.
We can listen to what it has to say to us. We can allow it to transform us. We can follow as it leads us into the heart of mystery.
Elinor leads transformational workshops and retreats, in which we enter into story together, co-creating magic and supporting one another to step through the doorway of discovery that story offers.