Mud Blood & Blackberries
Reda Rackley, M.A., is a cultural mythologist, author, educator, storyteller and shamanic counselor. She lectures and facilitates women's retreats bridging mythology, depth psychology, and spirituality. Reda was initiated into the indigenous medicine of the Dagara tribe in Burkina Faso, West Africa and teaches ancient shamanic traditions through storytelling, ritual, and divination. Recent published selections are included in The Circle Continues Women Respond to the Circle of Stones, Judith Duerk, ed. Kiss me Goodnight, Stories and Poems by Women Who Were Girls When their Mothers Died, Ann O'Fallon & Margaret Vaillancourt, eds, The Anthology of Monterey Bay Poets, Ryan Masters, ed. Reda's new C.D. "Mud, Blood, and Blackberries: Fictional Memoirs" was released in December 2005., 3rd place wiiner in the Just Plain Music Awards, Nov. 2006 for the story The Grapefruit.