Especially during times such as Christmas, which once used to be celebrated as the Winter Solstice – the return of the light - we are invited to take a peek behind the curtain and witness the workings of the divine.
The folk tales always model the relationship between the invisible and the visible, the human and the otherworld. When the protagonist of a fairy tale interacts with nature, nature responds.
We too have stories at the base of our culture, just like any other indigenous folk. Our European wisdom teachings lie hidden in the wonder tales and Megalithic buildings. But why did nobody tell us more about the prehistoric times, the time when Ötzi crossed the Alps and gigantic stone monuments were built along the shore regions all over Europe? Why were those ancestors depicted uniformly as “stone age” people, evoking the image of cavemen, who drug their wives around by the hair?
Fairy tales contain the wisdom teachings of our prehistoric elders, who lived so close to nature that they knew its very laws. They bring us back to our roots, back to all our European roots. They are modeling a well-balanced life, in fairness and healthy relationships, with an even give-and-take interaction between all beings on earth and its creative divine source. No longer do we need to consult other indigenous cultures’ wisdom.