We live in a world in which mentors, crones, medicine men, role models, and elders – traditionally every community’s repositories of wisdom – are increasingly unavailable to us, not only when we are young and callow but also later in life, when we are fully fledged. How, then, are we to find our individual and collective way in the world? Who is to point us in the right direction? Who is to instruct us on how to get there?
Based on Gabriel: King of Hearts, this talk serves to remind us of the oracle that dwells within every human being. The problem inherent to finding one’s way, this talk presupposes, is not so much a matter of not knowing what we need to know as it is a matter of not trusting what we already know.