Spiderwoman is the Creatrix Goddess among Native Americans of the Southwest. She is, according to their legends, at the center of the Web of Life, the great Spinner. To visit Spiderwoman is to visit the Web that links us to the lives of all Beings - and to see the fragile strands that weave together our own lives.
I have enjoyed presenting SPIDERWOMAN'S WEB as participatory Theatre. It is a gathering of Voices. Some are primal powers that urge us to reclaim them. Some are contemporary, voices that tell stories about mending the Web within. At the conclusion of the performance, the audience is invited to weave, tying strands of rope together. As each names a broken link, a torn strand, he or she re-ties it, adding their own voices. At last a Web is spun from illuminated posts. At its center is Spiderwoman, just as She has always been, with Her many faces.
As I developed my website, I remembered a Navajo legend. They say that when Spiderwoman returns, the world will enter a new age. It occurred to me that the World Wide Web is probably Her latest appearance.
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