The Story Salon
“A salon is a gathering of people held by of an inspiring host. During the gathering they amuse one another and increase their knowledge through conversation. These gatherings often consciously followed Horace’s definition of the aims of poetry, “either to please or to educate”. Wikipedia, June 2020
“Humans became powerful because of our mastery of language — the power of our stories. We studied nature intensively, learned a great deal about the ways of plants and animals, and built stories around this knowledge. We learned stalking from the cats, tracking from the wolves, deception from the opossums, trapping from the spiders, community from the apes, and joy from the chipmunks. We learned the finest magic of all beings, and enriched our stories with it.
Stories are our software. Stories are the heart and soul of every culture. Stories define who we are, what we believe, and how we behave. Stories are our most important and powerful possessions.
Good stories produce cultures that live in balance with the Earth, and bad stories produce cultures like the one you see around you. Stories created our problems, but stories can be changed. Stories must be changed. Only the poets can save us now.”
Only The Poets Can Save Us Now by Richard Reese, 1997: On Eco-Action.org
Attend our Story Salons for therapeutic encounters with Stories that Entertain and Regenerate
What you can expect
Designed around a theme to enable everyone to prepare
Hosting artist innovators as performance storytellers
Join us for our next Story Salon
The Gaia Artist Guild present:
Idun’s Gardens: Tales of Wonder from Around the World
- Storytelling: Kindred: Hummingbird’s Quest
- Presentation: Leadership with Nature in Mind
- Announcement: Early access to our EcoArt Therapeutic Playbook
Story Salon Hostess: MaRi Eagar: Canadian award winning pioneer in leadership and values transformation technologies, models and practices.
Story performer: Clare van der Vyver: International Performance Artist and Creativity Coach and Facilitator
Artist Interviewed: Tanno Po: Vancouver based artist and community leader, known for contemporary archetype themes captured in memes
Date: 20 June 2020 at 09h00 am Pacific Time