Consciousness & Spirituality, Story-Telling & Narrative
Rabbi, Magician, Storyteller: Rerooting Jesus in His Galilean Ecosystem
Myth & Mycelium: An Online Course Talk with Sophie Strand
This is the third session to advaya’s course with Sophie Strand: Myth & Mycelium.
The Jesus of the New Testament is far removed from the wandering rabbi that healed and told stories on the Galilean seaside. He has been translated into the very language of the Empire that assassinated him: deracinated from his native tongue, his Judaism, his political context, and, most importantly, from the ecology that intimately informed his teachings. Jesus grew up in a tumultuous time, witness to violence and imperialism and a biodiversity of spiritual practices. How does rerooting Jesus in his ecology, his Judaism, and his Galilean community, give us a glimpse of someone much more environmentally radical?
Myth & Mycelium: An Online Course
Sophie Strand #
Sophie is a writer based in the Hudson Valley who focuses on the intersection of spirituality, storytelling, & ecology. But it would probably be more authentic to call her a neo-troubadour animist with a propensity to spin yarns that inevitably turn into love stories. Her first book of essays The Flowering Wand: Lunar Kings, Lichenized Lovers, Transpecies Magicians, and Rhizomatic Harpists Heal the Masculine is forthcoming in 2022. She is currently researching a mythopoetic exploration of ecology and queerness in the medieval legend of Tristan and Isolde.