A 3-Part Series
Begins May 2023
Some stories sleep in our marrow, waiting for an initiatory moment to stir them awake. These are the stories that cast a spell upon the teller’s tongue, that can save or destroy a world in the space between the once-upon-a-time and ever-after. These are the stories that sting us alive.
This is a 3-part (un)training for anyone who feels called to join. Space is limited to 30 participants. Together, we will name the old stories teacher, following the plotline of our own personal myths and allowing our own unique recipe of archetypal medicine to find us and mark us with our new secret name. We will become hag, mage, healer, and warrior-shepherd, inviting the stories to trouble us in just the right places. Each of the three levels includes an optional, facilitation component for those who feel called to guide this work for others at no additional cost. All participants are invited to build their “story collection,” a personal bundle of four stories that can crawl from their tongues as needed, that live and breathe as the participant’s most timely teachers.
Bone-Keeper Stories I: Embodied Storytelling and the Archetypal Brew
May 6th 2023
11am ET- 12:30pm ET: The Storyteller’s Tongue ~ In this first, foundational session, participants will learn the three levels of meeting a story and naming it teacher and healer. Danielle will discuss the archetypal power inherent in a story, strange story mapping for the teller, and naming a story as both prayer and oracle. This first session essentially provides an overview of the full (un)training, reviews key (minimal) materials, and offers various pathways for incorporating the work into the participants’ personal and/or sacred work practice.
1pm ET-2:30pm ET: Embodied Stories as Initiation ~ In the second session, Danielle will offer practical techniques for working with initiatory story lanterns for personal growth and within circle-work containers for others. Participants will become familiar with 13 archetypes common in “wonder stories” and learn to share a medicinal tale- one that houses just the right amount of poison to become a healing salve- and wield it as a call to the Otherworld. This session also includes three practices that can be shared with others to orient them toward their own personal stories, including the Archetypal Imaging Practice, Bone-Story Inventory, and Mythic Memoir Map.
Interim Work: There will be a few, optional invitations between Bone Stories I and Bone Stories II. The practices are for honing the storyteller’s ear, for finding the tales we are meant to tell, for naming the teller’s ecological position and reflecting on our own, personal “bone stories.” The interim practices are particularly essential for those who feel called to facilitate this work for others. The primary invitation of the interim work is to find the first two stories- a story for the east and south- to house inside their bundle, their four-story collection.
Bone-Keeper Stories II: Mythic Orientation, Deep Dreaming, and the Oracular Story
August 5th, 2023
11am ET- 12:30pm ET: The Mythic Image ~ In the first session of Part II, participants will reflect on the mythic images that have marked them, where they are on their personal plotlines, how they are being oriented through strange synchronicities and otherworldly visions, and what omens are meeting them in both nature and the dreaming time. This session focuses on the story as oracle and storytelling as a divinatory act. Danielle will lead participants through an oracular story, inviting them to frame the imagery as the seer’s symbols, noticing what steps forward and calls for amplification.
1pm ET-2:30pm ET: Mapping the Dream Story ~ In the second session, we will dive deeper into dreams as our personal stories, into both dreams and stories as prophecy. This session focuses on the parallels between dreamwork and oracular storytelling, offering various levels of expression depending on the participant’s relationship to dreamwork. Participants will become familiar with the parallels between a dream, a spell, and a story, and learn to share a story of their choosing, naming it teacher for a time and reflecting on their “story richness.” Tools offered during Part II include templates and techniques for facilitating “oracular story” work.
Interim Work: As before, there will be a few, optional invitations between Bone Stories II and Bone Stories III. The interim practices are particularly essential for those who feel called to facilitate this work for others. The primary invitation before Part III of the program is to find two more stories- a story for the west and north- to house inside their story bundle.
Bone-Keeper Stories III: The Seer, the Shadow, and the Story-Rich
October 28th, 2023
11am ET- 12:30pm ET: The Story-Collector’s Shadow ~ In the first session of Part III, participants will move through “the poet’s shadow work” and reflect on their mythic orientation. We will review the work from Parts I and II, sharing our four-story collection and seeing what steps out of these tales and onto the altar.
1pm ET-2:30pm ET: The Underworld and the Story-Rich Witch ~ In the last session of the program, we will discuss pathways for continuing the work, for honing the storyteller’s discipline and naming where and how the world story meets our own stories. We will discuss binding stories to objects as a symbolic action, becoming myth-dweller as needed, and where the seer’s road crosses the storyteller’s road.
All will be recorded for those who cannot join live and/or wish to revisit the work later. The three levels of the program are cumulative and should be moved through in order if possible. Because this program includes both experiential and presentational components, space is very limited. You will receive a confirmation upon registration and the invitation to our course portal will be emailed on April 26th, 2023. Please be sure to enter your email address correctly upon registration. If you do not receive the email invitation to the course portal by April 27th, please check your spam folder (1) then reach out to us at [email protected] (2).
Tickets and Registration Options:
One-time payment of $650 (for all three levels. Saves $100)
Installment Agreement: 3 consecutive monthly payments of $250
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Please note that all fees are non-refundable. If you choose the payment plan option, you will be asked to sign a promise-to-pay agreement. The first payment will be charged upon registration and the subsequent two payments will be charged monthly on the same date until the tuition is paid in full.
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MAQs (Might-Be Asked Questions)
Q. I am unable to join all/some of the sessions live. Is this okay?
A. Yes. All is recorded for those who cannot join live. You are encouraged to view the recordings of any Part I sessions missed before moving on to Part II of the program.
Q. I’m shy. Will I have to speak out loud during the live sessions?
A. No. There will be several invitations to share, but it is not necessary you do so.
Q. I’m not very techie. How techie do I need to be?
A. Not very. When you receive the invitation to the course portal, the links to join the live session through Zoom are there. You will simply click a link and enter the secret password. Once the sessions have ended, the join-live links will be replaced by the recording links. You will simply click to view these.
Q. How long will the recordings and information be available after the program ends?
A. For at least one year (Until November of 2024), but you can download the sessions and keep them forever.
Q. Will you do this again?
A. I don’t know but don’t plan to.
Q. My question isn’t here. How do I ask it?
A. If it’s about the content of the program, reach out to Danielle at [email protected] If it’s about payments or anything else, reach out to The Hag School manager Lynae at [email protected] and be sure to mention “The Bone Stories” in your query.