Once upon a time every star had a name, and in every name was a story. In this session, we will seek the stars in cultural fairy tales from around the world, and how the practice of storytelling with the stars is used to impart moral wisdom by cultivating vivid imaginations in listeners both young and old.
The Storyteller’s Night Sky is the work of Star Lore Historian Mary Stewart Adams, host of the weekly public radio segment and podcast of the same name, and who, as a global advocate for starry skies, led the team that established the 9th International Dark Sky Park in the world in 2011 at the Headlands, in her home state of Michigan.
Mary has received numerous honors for her work advocating for dark skies, combining her extensive knowledge of ancient mythologies with nearly 40 years of researching anthroposophy, with a particular emphasis on the human experience of starry worlds as it is expressed in the astrology of the ancients, the astronomy of the scientific revolution, and the astrosophy that has developed through an application of spiritual science to the relationship between the human being and the cosmos. She travels far and wide teaching her humanities-based approach to understanding the celestial world around us, and the cultural influence of star knowledge through the ages.
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