As a few people requested, directly below you will find a link to the narrative based on the circle, or wheel which contain the seasons, the directions and passage of earthly time, its creation and a correlation with the Temptation of Christ (and his vision quest).Native Parable
I suppose it could be broken up into different speakers and voices. Used as the Liturgy of the Word for a Eucharist, I think one speaker or storyteller would be best.
The text was "commissioned", if you will, by a woman's group as a study of Agape and Sophia - but that title need not be used. The imagery is solidly feminine, but should not be off-putting to men as the journey of Jesus is included.
To enhance the intimate setting, chairs were arranged in a circle with the altar/table on the north side and an opening between chairs there allowing entrance to the circle. At that entrance was a simple bowl of warm water and towel on a small table. There was a cushion in front of each chair in case participants wanted to sit on the floor. Silence is encouraged in the circle, taking off shoes is optional.
I hope you enjoy this and/or can adapt it to your uses. Good for Advent. I simply ask for an attribution to me from the Farm. Send me your feedback, please.
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