What can an ancient fairytale teach us about how people recover?


Since April 2016 I have been researching variants of the story "The Handless Maiden" (you can read one version of it here), a huge, enigmatic tale about a girl whose father cuts off her hands in order to save himself from a  bad deal. The story describes how she travels to find a place of safety in a wild forest, marries a king, learns to create and in the process heals herself.

 

Our first event "Show your hands" was a handwashing ritual performed at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on 13 May 2016. If you want to know more about the project get in touch at handlessproject@gmail.com

The second part of the project is an urban pilgrimage around the city of Liverpool between 5pm, 19 May 2017 - 2am 21st May 2017.

 

There will be a third, final part which is in development during 2018.

To find out more see the project website at www.thehandlessproject.com.

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