Look for my natural materials mask-making classes each July at Echoes in Time, a family-friendly annual ancestral skills gathering held in the woods near Monmouth, Oregon, organized by Rewild Portland.
A Winter Feast of Story & Song
A collective solstice ritual concert for the flourishing of the living earth, with Midwinter Mummery by Wildland Roots. December 20th, 2019, Portland, OR.
Scott Sutton has been of invaluable assistance to me with his vast knowledge of collecting and processing natural earth pigments into paint.
Galen Hefferman Music
Galen weaves nature into performance through music, and carries a beautiful vision that brings many amazing musicians, storytellers, dancers and other artists together.
Amazing photographs of living mumming traditions throughout Europe. I recommend Charles' Wilder Mann book very highly.
Hunting the European Sky Bears:
German ‘Straw-bears’ and their Relatives as Transformers
Roslyn Frank, Professor Emeritus at the University of Iowa, has spent years researching the connection between European "Straw Bear" mumming traditions and the ancient bear ceremonialism of hunter-gatherer Europe.