The Stone Woman Gives Birth (or How to Increase Belly Fat and Dismantle the Patriarchy)

The stone woman gives birth in the middle of the night. –an ancient Zen koan attributed to Dongshan, China, 9th Century

Sleeping Lady (Malta 4000 BC)

I have a story to tell you, but it’s a story for which the words have disappeared.

The language that could perhaps tell the story existed long ago, we know of it from certain loanwords that have no roots in Indo-European languages, words like thorax and labyrinth and absinthe and zither, but there exist very few of these words. There is also a written…

Rachel Boughton

Rachel Boughton is a Zen teacher, sculptor, and writer. She is a Diploma candidate at the CG Jung Institute in Zurich.

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