The Moon in the Well
Wisdom Tales to Transform Your Life, Family, and Community
Foreword by David Abram
contains 65 stories from around the world, handed down
through oral tradition and steeped in their respective
cultures. Following each tale are interpretive comments and
suggested uses by the author—a therapist and professional
storyteller—and true-life examples of changes that can be
made when a healing story is taken to heart.
includes a foreword by David Abram and an introduction which
addresses common questions about storytelling, such as its
origins and its importance in healing, teaching, and
community building. A theme index lists hundreds of themes
that hold psychological, social, cultural, and environmental
messages pertinent to our times.
tales will be enjoyed by story lovers of all ages, but
especially those who want to bring relevant wisdom tales
into the dialogue of everyday life. (Includes free CD of
author reading stories from the book.)
Meade has given us a valuable collection of teaching stories
and many wise ways to use them. A blessing for discovering
the modern power of these ancient inspirations."
author of A Path with Heart
"This is a
lovely conglomeration of stories—Irish, Greek, Persian,
Siberian, Chilean, North American. It will be helpful for
all of us looking for good stories to tell our children or
someone else's children at a crucial moment of their lives."
any other book in years,The Moon in the Well
explains the rightful and useful place of myth and stories
in people's lives. Erica Helm Meade does this in an engaging
way, making connections between myth and story and how
people are in the world—as individuals, members of families,
communities, in nature, and in other larger senses of the
world. Her retelling of stories—some well-known, others
not—is alone worth the price of the book."
Elliott Bay Book Company and author of Multi-Cultural