A life lived deeply rooted in the Earth, nurtured by Story, and guided by Spirit is a
life many of us long for. Intimacy with Earth, Story, and Spirit requires trusting your
wild mind, also known as your “mythic mind” or “child mind.”
Logos and Mythos are words that religious scholar Karen Armstrong uses to designate
the two primary ways of human knowing. While logos provides a foundation for
logic and rationality, mythos allows us to play and feel ~ it is the realm
of subjective experience, imagination, and mystery.
It is through mythos that we engage most deeply and personally
with Earth, with Story, and with Spirit.
Most of us in the West have grown up steeped in logos and hungry for mythos.
When these two ways of knowing are out of balance, or when one has been repressed in
favor of the other, dissonance and stress occur.
There is often the feeling that something essential is missing, because it is.
The mission of Earth•Story•Spirit is to guide individuals back to a
place of balanced wisdom through the development of mythos.
Everyone is capable of experiencing the rapture of being fully alive. Sometimes we
just need a little guidance or support to set us on the wild and mythic path.
offering: retreats • class series • individual life coaching
I’m Tracey Parker Kindall. My three great life-long loves are nature, stories, and spiritual growth. These are the “three graces” that have sustained and guided my journey. Academically, this journey led me to degrees in biology (BS) and folklore studies (MS), both earned with honors. I LOVE learning and playing in the River of Story.
Along the way I also gained credentials as an RYT500 yoga
instructor and became a member of the SAGE Herbal Collective.
I dearly love sharing my passion for learning with others, and have amassed many years’ worth of teaching experience working with groups of all ages and backgrounds. Additionally, I homeschooled my own three children through 8th grade - a marvelous adventure guided by Waldorf principles, nature immersion, and a focus on hands-on science and the humanities. I recently completed a 12-year tenure as the director of the nonprofit McCall Arts and Humanities Council, a position which allowed me to create, fund, and sustain a variety of educational programs and to advocate for the power of imagination.
In addition to stewarding Earth•Story•Spirit, I currently teach history at McCall’s internationally-accredited North Fork School and teach a diverse array of mythology topics through Boise State University’s Osher Institute for Lifelong Living.
I live with my human, furred, avian, and botanical family in the mountains of Idaho. Thank you for visiting!
Classes & Events
Upcoming 2021 Classes:
Women of Power in Myth: Goddesses, Witches, and Disenfranchised Daughters ~
McCall Class Series, 4 two-hour sessions
Wednesdays, January 6, 13, 20, & 27
6:30-8:30pm, limited to 8 students
ZOOM option, Thursdays
Jan. 7, 14, 21, & 28, 12:00-2:00pm
Myth and Folklore: An Ecological Perspective
Boise State University,
Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning
Fridays, March 12 & 19, April 2 & 9
Upcoming Retreats & Events:
Caring for the Wild Feminine
an Earth• Story•Spirit retreat
at Mavens’ Haven Retreat Center
Friday, May 21 through Monday, May 24
Book Discussion, Circe by Madeline Miller
McCall Public Library
Wednesday, April 21
call 208-634-5522 to register
to inquire about
INDIVIDUAL JOURNEY COACHING
grounded in Earth, Story, & Spirit,
contact me here
"Tell me, what is it you plan
to do with your one
wild and precious life?"
~ Mary Oliver
"You have influenced my
life in such a positive way,
to look at the world with
more color and vibrancy.
I am so glad to have you
as one of my teachers."
"Best. Course. Ever!"
Thank you for being
you and shining your
wonderful light into this
Wonderful, erudite and
amazing instructor. I
would take any class
"You are a master
storyteller and your
ability to weave a
beautiful narrative into
class is always creative
and refreshing but also
always to the point."
"Your calm grounded
energy is so comforting
and soothing. Thank you
for this gift of peace."