Gaia Festival, November 13-14th, 2010
Please join me in Santa Barbara for Gaia Festival 2010, an annual festival celebrating Mother Earth. The varied program of amazing and inspiring speakers, healers, and artists includes reflections on Ariadne and Dionysus by Stephen Gerringer (Joseph Campbell Foundation) and a workshop on Vermicompost by Elisa Robles (Worm Girl). Phillip and I will be story telling and drumming on Sunday afternoon at 2PM. We will present:
"Birthing, Breathing, Thinking, Weaving: Gaia and Grandmother Spider" As Mother Earth, Gaia is often imagined as womb and tomb, and fertility is among her most familiar attributes. But Gaia is more than the soil that receives the seed, or accepts the dust of our bones. She is the source, the origin, the creator of the seed and the planter, and the source of a seed’s creative power. In Greek mythology, Gaia’s first creation was her husband, Uranus, the heavens. Although the name “Gaia” comes to us from Greek mythology, other cultures tell stories that honor the feminine as the origin of all that exists. Engaging with these stories can broader our understanding and deepen our relationship to Gaia in all her myriad forms.
Come hear stories of Grandmother Spider from Pueblo Indian mythology. Expand your vision of our Mother Earth, and may the spell of the words and the beat of the drum lead you to a new connection with your own creativity.
Full weekend or day passes (including meals) are available now. For schedule, presenter bios, information, and registration, visit Gaia Festival 2010.