Storytelling and the Power of Family
May 15 @ 4:00 pm - May 17 @ 1:00 pm$325
Stories are passed down from one generation to the next, from grandfather
to father to son. This is how wisdom is shared by the elders and how young men
respond with new possibilities. The one without the other is incomplete. Richard
Rohr, in his book Quest for the Grail, shows how important the relationship is
between the old, wounded Fisher King and Parsifal, the young, holy fool.
In this retreat, we’ll bring the generations together to surface family stories and to
look at the stories that don’t get told in family systems. Drawing on the deeper
wisdom of the earth, we’ll also ask how the larger Family of God—including trees,
for example—share this need to pass on the knowledge of the past and to
participate in a common praise.
We’ll be using ritual, storytelling, music, solo walks in nature, small-group councils,
and short teachings from scripture and forestry science as we move among the firs,
juniper trees, and ponderosa pines of the Southern California mountains.
$325 (Scholarships are available upon request)
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