About Teaching Stories….

At the WeWán, we delve deeply into the basics of life, bringing skills from our Ancestors to empower each of us to move forward on a new path… ultimately finding that which we all seek, Balance. Before we can explore the infinite – i.e. the mysteries beyond the flickering safety of the Sacred Fire – […]

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The Creation of the World – Yoruba

(This is a summary of a much longer story from the Western African Yoruba People, the Nigerians.) In the beginning, the universe consisted only of the sky, the water, and the wild marshlands. The God Obatala, Creator of humans and land on Earth (Olorun‘s “favorite”) believed that the world needed more – he goes to […]

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The Creation of the World – Zulu

(This is a summary of a much longer story from the Southeastern Africa People, the Zulu* kaNtombela.) Long ago, before man or any animals roamed the earth, there was just darkness and one very large seed. The seed sank into the earth and from it, long reeds began to grow. They were called “Uthlanga,” which […]

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Grandmother Spider

To listen to an audio version of this story, click here. In the time before time, in the time of our grandfathers… and our grandmothers. There was a beautiful forest, full of very old trees… standing straight and majestic and oh so tall. The stars shone bright like sparkling diamonds in the night sky. In […]

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