Cosmic-Chthonic Cartography

Primeval underground mysteries of Iberian mythology, internal and external landscapes, symbiotic ecological narratives, eco-mythology, art, and writing.

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Cosmic-Chthonic Cartography is an invitation to intentionally wander through the mythical geography of tales, stories, dreams, imagination, and memories. But also of the body and the unconscious. This is a sacred place of creative, and arrational fabulations.

The initiatory descent into the sacred infernal and subterranean worlds is made in a profound relationship with the cycles of the cosmos and the ages of the earth. The integration of the seasons or phases of the moon, like the million-old mineral stone memories, opening cracks for other narratives, simply by listening to the stories in full presence and open heart.

To this end, we are cartographers of ancestral territory, sacred rituals, and primeval archetypes. We invoke various ancient beings from wild Iberian mythology to help us feel, understand and belong in deep generative alchemy.

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By Sofia Batalha

๐Ÿ‘‰ Mammal, author, woman-mother, and question weaver one day at a time. Awkward prose-poet with no grammatical knowledge. Pilgrim through inner and outer landscapes of wild Iberian Mythology, remembering ancient earth practices, in radical presence, active listening, ecopsychology, eco-mythology, art, ecstasy, and writing.ย 

๐Ÿ‘‰ Ecopsychology, transpersonal and liberation psychology, radical listening and presence, as well as ecstasy, animism, and ancient sacred connections and contextual practices have reforged my soul. (Re)Learning to live in immanence, belonging, and depth awareness.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Author of eight books, editor of the free online magazine, Wind and Water, Re-member the Bones Podcast, and Beyond the Sea Conversations โ€” all in Portuguese.
More information: sofiabatalha.com or Instagram: @serpentedalua


๐ŸŒบ I'm a designer by academic background, a teacher by chance, a writer by visceral need, and an independent (re)searcher by natural curiosity.
๐ŸŒบ I find Sacredness in the stones and in the constellations, offering my heartbeat to the vibrant Web of Life.
๐ŸŒบ I know that Iโ€™m only a passage, an instant of space and time, between knowing and forgetting.
๐ŸŒบ I dialogue with the hands-heart towards profound reciprocity, both creative and destructive.
๐ŸŒบ Iโ€™m an intersection of many threads, layers, and dimensions, the visible, the invisible, the mutilated, and the imaginary.
๐ŸŒบ I recognize the value of my decentered singularity in a deep and responsible relationship with everything else.
๐ŸŒบ I reverberate with the metamorphosis and impermanence of the clouds and the wind.


[Disclaimer: All words and concepts woven into my work are born through my living, naturally biased, and always limited perception of things, not assuming that they carry any absolute truth. I write from a low-intensity context on the global north, in deep accountability of modernity's ongoing ecocide and genocide].


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Sofia Batalha
๐Ÿช™ Mammal, author, woman-mother, and pilgrim through inner and outer landscapes of wild Iberian Mythology, remembering ancient earth practices, in radical presence, active listening, ecopsychology, eco-mythology, art, ecstasy, and writing.