The Story of the Grail
Lecture by Liz Warren
Given at Arizona State University, on January 10, 2017
The Story of the Grail has captivated people for hundreds of years. How is it that a story first written in the 12th century can still be so meaningful in the 21st? The Story of the Grail shows us what happens when masculine and feminine power are imbalanced, when nature and sovereignty are not respected, and when we fail to speak courageously. Despite the technological and material advances that have occurred since the 1100s, our society is still deeply engaged in these issues and the resultant wastelands failing to address them has created.
Liz Warren, a fourth-generation Arizonan, is known for tales that reflect the heroic journey of life – whether they are stories of growing up in Arizona, folktales, or myths from ancient traditions. She is a storyteller, teacher, writer as well as one of the founders of the SMCC Storytelling Institute who has been Director since Fall of 2009. She tells a variety of stories, but finds herself returning to those tales that reflect the heroic journey of personal transformation – whether they are stories of growing up in Arizona, folktales, or myths from ancient traditions.