The mystery of darkness and divine light belongs to each of us and to the world. We are the world waiting in the darkness and we are the light waiting to be born.
Winter is the time for telling stories in many traditions. Because the days were very short and the nights were very long, it was a good time to tell stories. And you would need a good story to get you through those long nights.
So from modern Norway we have the story of Saint Lucy, and from Iceland we have the Yule, or Christmas, Cat. And from the Jewish tradition, we have Adam and the Winter Solstice, and also The Laviation.
The Iroquois people have several Solstice stories. I'm going to share with you the story of the 7 Boys, followed by Grandmother Moon
And I have a couple of spoken word pieces: "The Yule Fearies" and also "The Girl Who Married the Sun"
And we'll end with an original story from Starhawk: "A Visit to Mother Winter"
Be well. Do good. Enjoy the show!
Some of the music you'll hear on this weeks show include Steve Martin & Edie Brickell:"Sun's Gonna Shine"; Norris Church Mailer: "You'll Come Back, You Always Do"; Peter Janson: "When Autumn Brings Winter"; Troika: "The Ice Fearies"; My Morning Jacket: "One Big Holiday" and more.
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