The idea of spinning straw into gold can be viewed as a metaphor and a way in which we can transform our challenges and afflictions into opportunities and treasures. No matter what difficulties we face, we can be an overcomer as there is always hope. In this session, Cecily will facilitate a dramatized reading of the “Rumpelstiltskin” story. Then we will consider the origin of Rumpelstiltskin, archetypes and symbols, the “Rumpelstiltskin effect”, the value of reading fairy stories, and share our own ‘spinning straw into gold’ stories. So come with an open mind and an open heart to read, explore, express and divulge – entering into the mysterious world of fairy tales where stories and characters become mirrors we gaze into, revealing truths about our own lives and relationships.
About the facilitator: Cecily is a Creative Arts therapist and teacher who has worked as a Sensory Art teacher in a special school, has facilitated Arts programs for adolescent and adult mental well-being, and has taught Speech & Drama for over 20 years in various independent schools and privately. She completed her Graduate Diploma with the University of Divinity (2021) and is beginning her Masters at this same university with a focus on the Arts and Spirituality.
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The Spiritual Reading Group will continue in 2023 on the third Wednesday of the month from 10.30 am to 12.00pm. All are welcome to join for a particular session or regularly. More details will be given about each of these session closer to the event.
The program for the remainder of the 2023 is below:
19 July – Wendy Crouch on The Prayer Life of St Francis of Assisi – POSTPONED TO 2024
23 August – Carol O’Connor on Rose Macaulay
20 September – Philip Harvey on The Cloud of Unknowing
18 October – Bata Bardak on Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich
15 November – Susan Southall on the Book of Ecclesiastes