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Booklore with Kathleen Harrison: Mazatec Folktales of Magic and Spirit
Botanical Dimensions Ethnobotany Library, Occidental Center for the Arts
Occidental, CA
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Folktales offer insight into a culture's worldview. With all the current interest in psilocybin and Magic Mushrooms, we must remember that the key knowledge-holders for centuries have been the indigenous Mazatec people of southern Mexico. Beneath their ritual practices lie generations of stories about how their world came to be, and how their world works in spirit and nature. Kathleen Harrison has collected written and oral stories over 24 years of field work among the Mazatecs. Come spend an afternoon in our unique library, as you listen to her read translated stories and share her perspectives.

Date: Sunday, September 8 - 3-6pm

Location: Botanical Dimensions Ethnobotany Library, at the Occidental Center for the Arts - Occidental, CA

This event is one in our occasional Booklore series, at which Kat guides an exploration of the unique treasures of the Ethnobotany Library by reading themed passages from the collection.

*Cancellation policy: Full refunds can only be granted if attendee notifies Botanical Dimensions of withdrawal 10 business days in advance of the day of the class. If attendee gives less notice, we regret that no refund is possible. If Botanical Dimensions needs to cancel a class for any reason, we will notify you as soon as possible (at least 1 day prior to the event) and you will receive a full refund.

Please contact us at info@botanicaldimensions.org with any questions.

Illustration credit: Timothy White
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Thank you all for joining us for Booklore with Kathleen Harrison: Mazatec Folk Tales of Magic and Spirit. We hope that you were nourished by the class material, and provoked to think more. We thank you for your fine attention. If you have not done so already, please become a member of the Ethnobotany Library, for $35/year. You can find the link for that under DONATE, on our website: botanicaldimensions.org. You may also donate directly to the Mazatec Project via that link.


Botanical Dimensions Ethnobotany Library, Occidental Center for the Arts (View)
3830 Doris Murphy Court (Graton Rd & Bohemian Hwy)
Occidental, CA 95465
United States


Arts > Literary

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Botanical Dimensions
On BPT Since: Jun 11, 2015
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