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The Storyteller and the Shaman: the Woman Who Married a Bear
November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am—4:00 pm£89.16
A Day with Martin Shaw
Myth binds us to soul, place, magic and history. Since pre-history we have gathered to be divinely discombobulated by myth’s power, to gratefully consume the spiritual roughage of its images.
Join master storyteller Martin Shaw for a day getting near the heart of the matter: why do we still need storytellers? What is their archaic relationship to magic?
Expect to leave with at least one story to tell, and a reservoir of approaches to honour the courting of such tales. This is not nostalgia, not whimsy, but a direct response to the trouble of our times. From Siberian folk tales to the poetry of Dylan Thomas, we will trail moments when language catches fire, erupts in the heart, and all are warmed by such disclosure.
Martin will be weaving many ancient stories and new ideas, including the extremely rare and off-the-beaten-Taiga Siberian tale of The Woman Who Married a Bear.
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“Shaw’s work is so very beautiful. A new animal. What will it do next?” —Coleman Barks
“Martin Shaw is a modern day Bard.” — Madeline Miller