MYTH & IMAGINATION
“Myth is sometimes the earth actually speaking back to us” - Martin Shaw
What is the mythic imagination and how can we cultivate it? How can myth and story help us to recover a spiritual relationship with the living world? How can the human capacity for imagination itself be our best resource for experiential recovery of a vibrant, participatory, and wildly sacred Earth? What are the myths and stories that we need to hear to help us navigate and make sense of these times? What are the myths connected to the specific lands that we live on? How can we develop a relationship with the inner worlds of the archetypes through working with symbols brought to us by our dreams and unconscious minds?
What are some of the questions that you’re exploring in relation to the theme of Myth & Imagination? What authors, teachers or artists are you mot inspired by who are exploring these questions in their work? What practices of your own do you cultivate?
The Study Club will begin by following the threads of these questions – offering a selection of curated content (essays, podcasts and short films) each month – by writers, activists and artists exploring these themes in their work. In the session, we will come together to reflect on our collective insights, and how we can apply the learning to our social change work.
This space is for people seeking to dive beneath the surface of everyday engagement – and to dedicate the time to learn, think, be inspired and nourished in their practices.
Priya Subberwal #
Priya Subberwal is an interdisciplinary artist focused on the intersections between ecological stewardship, collective liberation, and creative expression. She received her BA in Environmental Studies from NYU and is currently completing an MA in environmental writing at the University of Montana. When she’s not pushing pixels, Priya can be found rock climbing, hiking, or talking to trees.