The Storyteller

What is the role of the traditional storyteller in society today?
Some might say that the storyteller has been replaced by television and social media. Others might say that the role of the storyteller is more essential now than ever before. In a culture that has lost touch with its roots, stories and old ways of knowing – there is much work to be done. The storyteller is not only a teller of tales but a healer, firekeeper, time traveller and rewilder. The storyteller stands on the bridge between the worlds and tends to the hearth of remembering, feeding the flame by the singing of songs, telling of stories and remembering of an ancient medicine deeply rooted in the land. Deep down, we know. Deep down, we remember. And that is why the words of the storyteller move us – they invoke the memory of who we are, where we come from and why we are here.


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