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The educator and Jungian analyst Clarissa Pinkola Estés describes storytelling as this: “If a story is seed, then we are its soil. Just hearing the story allows us to experience it as though we ourselves were the heroine who either falters or wins out at the end… In a very real way, we are imprinted with knowing just by listening to the tale.”
Keepers of our collective memory, guardian of language, storytelling is an ancient art form that reaches across cultures, reflecting our shared human experience. It is a precious pedagogical tool. An essential, unique artistic style at the service of education and language.
“Once upon a time”… comes to life with the storyteller’s voice as hand-sculpted wool figures, human and animal, real and imagined, dance across the created universe on a table in front of the child.