Ray Gray has dedicated over fifty years of his life to study, writing and performance. His stories grow out of the oral traditions: fables, folktales, mythology and personal history. Creating and telling stories for over a million listeners have trained Ray’s eye and ear to recognize the elemental themes and rhythms of life.

When Ray turned sixty-five he decided the rhythm of his life suggested that it was time to transition from being a storyteller for children and begin working on the stories for the last third of life. Two adult performances grew out of this transition: Imagining the World of Carl Jung and Dancing with Daemons. A personal memoir, Grandpa Jung’s Lessons, for a slow reader, followed the live performances. All of these works focus on the Jungian concept of "individuation". This is the process of finding wholeness through the integration of our conscious ego with the unconscious self.

Ten years have passed and Ray's focus has shifted slightly to balance stories for the young and the old. Of Mice And Mills is an animal-fantasy story that has recently been published as a paperback book. It was originally created twenty years ago as multi-media program to teach middle school students about the Industrial Revolution. The present book version also explores the working-class values that Ray absorbed growing up in family of Pennsylvania steelworkers and coal miners.

 

Ray Gray, Storyteller Bucks County PA


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