who are enriching the “sympathy of all things.”

Storytelling Toronto

The Storytellers’ School of Toronto offers a wide range of programs and events for beginner and advanced storytellers. They also host an annual Storytelling Festival that draws guest tellers from all over the world. Check out their calendar for current events, and don’t miss their weekly gathering in Toronto, 1,001 Friday Nights of Storytelling.


Storytellers of Canada – Conteurs du Canada

Storytellers of Canada is devoted to connecting people, reflecting culture, and inspiring discovery through the art of storytelling. Every year, the organization has a wonderful conference in a different place in Canada, highlighting local, national, and universal stories. The organization promotes the roots of storytelling as an oral tradition and supports oral storytellers who have professional aspirations.


The Center for Story and Symbol

The Center for Story and Symbol, founded by Dr. Jonathan Young, offers continuing education seminars and workshops on the psychology of fairy tales, mythic stories, creativity, movies as mythic imagination, and writing in therapy. CE hours are available for psychologists, marriage and family therapists, teachers, social workers, nurses, and other mental health professionals. Dr. Young is a psychologist and storyteller who was the Founding Curator of the Joseph Campbell Archives and Library. As a professor, Dr. Young created and chaired the Mythological Studies Department at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara.


Surlalune Fairy Tales Website

This is one of my favorite fairy tale sites on the web and one that I recommend to all my workshop participants. SurLaLune Fairy Tales features 49 annotated fairy tales, including their histories, similar tales across cultures, modern interpretations—in addition to over 1,500 illustrations. Also discover over 1,600 folktales and fairy tales from around the world in more than 40 full-text e-books. A discussion forum is also available.


The Healing Story Alliance

The Healing Story Alliance is a special interest group of the National Storytelling Network, which explores and promotes the use of storytelling in healing. This web site offers an extensive bibliography, membership (listed by state, name and focus), articles, stories, events, a free list serve and other pertinent information to applying storytelling for healing purposes.

The collective unconscious is common to all; it is the foundation of what the ancients call the ‘sympathy of all things.’

 – Carl Jung

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