2022 Mystics Summit
Program & Replays
Reroot, Rewild, Retell
The Jesus of the New Testament is far removed from the wandering rabbi that healed and told stories on the Galilean seaside. He has been translated into the very language of the Empire that assassinated him, deracinated from his native tongue, his Judaism, his political context, and, most importantly, from the ecology that intimately informed his teachings. Sophie Strand asks, how does rerooting Jesus in his ecology and his Galilean community give us a glimpse of someone much more environmentally radical?
In this session, you’ll discover:
- The power of ecologically contextual myth
- Jesus as the fruiting body of a mythic mycelium of vegetal gods
- How to look for our own ecological parables
Sophie Strand is a writer who focuses on the intersection of spirituality, storytelling, and ecology. Her first book of essays The Flowering Wand: Rewilding the Sacred Masculine will be published by Inner Traditions in Fall 2022 and is available for pre-order. Her eco-feminist historical fiction reimagining of the gospels The Madonna Secret will also be published by Inner Traditions in Spring 2023.