Sat, 13 May|
Song School, St Mary's Cathedral
Song of Creation - The Medicine Language of Plants in World Myth
Surrounded by Traquair's Benedicite Omnia Opera mural, international storyteller Susan Strauss will share stories of creation from around the world.
Time & Location
13 May 2023, 19:30 – 21:00
Song School, St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK
Located in the Cathedral's Song School, surrounded by Phoebe Anna Traquair's Benedicite Omnia Opera mural, Susan Strauss shares stories of creation from around the world.
Botanical science can be viewed as archetype or spiritual wisdom when experienced in myth. Storytelling enlivens our imaginations to the joy, beauty and humour with which traditional cultures have storied nature. Whether showing the divine life among tree roots or why plants became medicine, traditional ecological knowledge reveals life preserving wisdom and profound scientific insights.
Performance includes: Zuni Creation, Pawnee Creation, Genesis, Plants Bring Medicine (Cherokee), Birds of Fortune (Japan), Red Bird of Wild Lands (Nigeria), Coyote & Grass People (Assiniboin) plus Q & A session.
The evening opens with the song Mni Wiconi - Water is Life - by Sara Thomsen written in collaboration with The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe - led by Jane Lewis.
This event is part of a series celebrating Susan's recently published book, Tree with Golden Apples: Botanical and Agricultural Wisdom in World Myth.
For more information about Susan and her book (with contributions from Ian Edwards, formerly Head of Exhibitions and Events at Edinburgh Botanic Garden) see https://straussstoryteller.com.
Tickets are available on a sliding scale from £5-£15. Proceeds support free or assisted places on A+E's Plants are our Teachers programme. Some free and assisted places are also available for this event. To enquire about bursaries please email email@example.com.