Over the next few weeks we'll be highlighting the mentors featured in Sharon Blackie's If Women Rose Rooted. Women who have found their place in the world, and the voices with which to stand up for the planet.
First is Scilla Ellworthy, founder of the Oxford Research Group and Peace Direct, and winner of the Niwano Peace Prize and the Lifetime Achievement Award by Voice of a Woman.
A great piece by Sharon Blackie about working therapeutically with Celtic myths in #FolkloreThursday.
'I’d rather work with the Cailleach, the Old Woman who created and shaped the land, dancing wildly on the mountain-tops, striking her staff into the ground and bringing winter wherever it falls. The Cailleach, who keens her grief over the felling of forests and fiercely protects wild things from the over-zealous hunter. These are the archetypes which reflect the women I know today; these are the archetypes which are needed for the times. The transformative power of story is infinite; the power and depth of our native mythology is endless. It’s time we all learned how to harness it.'
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