Sacred Storytelling Series: Jewish Wisdom
Mythteller Brian Rohr and the Sacred Storytelling Series Present:
Celebrating the Stories of an Ancient Culture
Friday, Sept 19 7:30pm (doors open at 7:15pm)
"On Rosh Hashana it is opened; on Yom Kippur it is sealed." So says the old Jewish idea that there is a great book of life accounting all the deeds of humanityduring these days before the book is closed and fates are recorded, we have time to review our own deeds, ask for and grant forgiveness, renew our commitments, and change the course of our lives.
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. These are considered the most sacred Holy Days of the year for the Jewish people. As the days grow shorter and we harvest the fruits of our summer, this is also the time of year we begin to turn more inward. In honor of this special time, Mythteller Brian Rohr will bring an evening of "Jewish Wisdom" - stories about life, healing and personal commitment from the Jewish tradition exploring the rich heritage and wisdom that this ancient faith still carries to this day.
Please note that while all ages are welcome, these tellings tend towards teen and adult audiences as we explore the complexities, paradoxes and medicine inherent in the old myths and folktales. Some mature themes, ideas and language may be present.
About the Sacred Storytelling Series:
Storytelling is an ancient and sacred act that cultures around the world have been doing for thousands of years. In this time of rapid technology and quick sound bites, it is more important than ever to come together as a community to hear the wisdom that the old stories have to share.
Each month, from August to December, Mythteller Brian Rohr will bring forward a sacred storytelling performance utilizing the drum and the spoken word. Each performance in this series will have a different theme to help us connect to the deeper levels of our culture's seasonal celebrations and to honor the changes in the physical world as we cycle from bright summer to dark winter:
Aug 21 Water, Floods and the Sacred Wound
In honor of the time when the mountain snows melt, feeding the rivers and the oceans, as well as our psyches, with the power and potential of this sacred element.
Sept 19 Jewish Wisdom
In honor of the harvest and the start of the Jewish New Year.
Oct 23 Trickster Stories
As many explore shifting identities and celebrate Halloween, Samhain or the Day of the Dead.
Nov 21 Surrendering in Gratitude
At the time of the year we appreciate bounty and give gratitude for what we have.
Dec 19 Honoring the Dark, Waking the Light
As many traditions turn inward and celebrate the darkening time and renewing light via Christmas, Chanukah, Solstice and other winter festivals.
More information at: brianrohr.com/sacred-storytelling-series
"You're helping to keep cultures and ancient tales rich and alive in an age of quick info and technology."
- Joe Roche, Wrier, Actor, Humorist
"Thank you for your stories... You are a very passionate and gifted storyteller. I was moved, intrigued, and inspired by the folklore and how you weaved the story together. Each one resonates truth."
- Eric J Jones. Sr.
"It is rare I suggest a teacher and teller so completely. I encourage you to go [to this performance]."
Abby Gail Layton, Meditation Teacher
Awakenings Wellness Center
1016 SE 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
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