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Below are archives from the print issues of Diving in the Moon. If you would like a printed copy of the Journal please contact the National Storytelling Network for prices and availability. Phone: (800) 525-4514

Co-Creating the World Through Story

By Allison Cox. It is kismet.  I take a break from editing storytelling articles to come to the IsleWilde Festival here on Vashon Island Washington, and stories are unfolding all around me. Artists of all kinds travel from near and far to join islanders in creating this weekend pageant where the line between audience and…

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Creating Community Through Storytelling

By Christopher Maier, M .A. People are starving for something that was meant to pass between them but is not presently passing. Call it a vibration if you like, or attention, or love. —Jacob Needleman I was in a university theater, and a man on a bare stage was telling stories. I was weeping quietly…

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Strong Medicine

by Laura Simms. A strong disease needs a strong medicine. – Mende proverb, Sierra Leone For 10 years, an unimaginable atrocity of civil war took place in Sierra Leone, a West African country, previously known for its hospitality, natural beauty and kind people. Hearing about what occurred there from the lips of children forced to…

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A Traveler’s Tale

by Shawn Small. Our small group of Boise, Idaho, high school students sat under the shadow of the ornate, white-chalk Comayagua Cathedral in central Honduras. We circled up on the ground, most cross-legged, creating an ideal atmosphere to process an exceptionally challenging yet remarkably fulfilling week in the summer of 2007. The soft breeze, brought…

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Stories of Spiritual Transformations

by Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD. Major life shifts, including the curing of disease1, do occur following transformative spiritual experiences2. Spirituality has been defined as those aspects of human striving that relate to God, the Divine, the Universe or Largest Whole, Higher Beings, and/or those things that we have construed to be sacred. Spirituality is a…

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The Three Little Sheep: A Healing Story Redux

by Sheila Wee. Every now and then storytellers may be asked to come up with a tale to address a very specific medical issue. In 2003,I was asked by the Singapore Health Promotion Board to create a story about asthma to perform at a Polyclinic (community health clinic) event for World Asthma Day. The story…

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Stories Embrace: Readers’ Theatre for Cancer Education in Alaska

by Melany Cueva, R.N., Ed.D. The intent of the Readers’ Theatre, created for my doctoral dissertation, was to open hearts and minds of Alaskan residents to address cancer issues through the reading aloud of, and simultaneous listening to, a scripted conversation. As story, Readers’ Theatre embraces a holistic, interconnected process of living and learning as…

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