12 Jan Miriam Grace
Miriam (she/they) has been studying and practicing traditional earth-based skills for 15 years, learning to listen to the land and find magic and beauty where’er she goes. These ancient ways of working closely with the elements illuminate our inter-connectedness with the ecosystems we are directly woven into. Born and raised in a spiritual community on Nisenan land in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas, spirit and nature connection were intricately woven into Miriam’s early life. She grew up climbing cedar and apple trees on the lands that held her. Days spent exploring the river, running barefoot through the woods: red dirt toes, berry stained fingers, pine tangled hair. This upbringing planted seeds of a lifelong pursuit for connection and collaboration with the plants and creatures that cultivate the world around us.
Miriam finds particular joy working with her hands in all forms of alchemy: cooking, making medicine, carving, weaving. She is in a lifelong courtship with the element of Fire, and has an especially deep connection to fire-by-friction and hearth-tending: finding sweet and soft ways to share this magic. She studied ancestral arts at the Tracker School on Lenni-Lenape land in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, under the lineage of Grandfather Stalking Wolf (Southern-Lipan Apache) and his student Tom Brown Jr. She went on to deepen her relationship with earth-living skills on her own and with many mentors along the way. She has has taught classes for children, teens, and adults across the United States and in Europe.
Miriam Grace will be sharing Courting Fire: intro to ancestral fire making