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Shadow Stories: Beyond the Veneer of Niceness in Sacred Storytelling
“Let’s face it; the power of story can be a dangerous tool. As we know, a good teller or speaker will let a story do its own work, [to] simmer in the listener’s memory and imagination, nudging thought and problem-solving into action. [Forcing interpretation] also exhibits a lack of trust in people’s ability to grasp meaning and problem solve.”