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Is This an Initiation? An Urgent Invitation to Beautiful Learning

In pondering whether the coronavirus serves as a rite of initiation, Martin Shaw offers five reflections on the agency that rests within opportunity, the alchemy of experience, and the beautiful learning that is being called forth from this moment over at Emergence Magazine. https://emergencemagazine.org/story/is-this-an-initiation/

Is This an Initiation? An Urgent Invitation to Beautiful Learning2020-12-10T00:50:11+00:00

Pandemic & Mythic Meanings of this Cultural Moment

Banyen Books, in conversation with Dr. Martin Shaw: Pandemic & Mythic Meanings of this Cultural Moment https://bit.ly/pandemic-mythic-meanings-cultural-moment-podcast

Pandemic & Mythic Meanings of this Cultural Moment2020-12-10T00:50:37+00:00

Keeping the Smoke Hole Open: Seek Vigil Not Isolation

Martin Shaw for Emergence Magazine shares the op-ed Keeping the Smoke Hole Open: Seek Vigil not Isolation. https://emergencemagazine.org/story/keeping-the-smoke-hole-open/

Keeping the Smoke Hole Open: Seek Vigil Not Isolation2020-12-12T00:42:46+00:00

The Radical Power of Storytelling Yes! Magazine

Despite the distractions and anxieties of the modern world, we still have the powerful capacity for wonder. https://www.yesmagazine.org/health-happiness/2020/03/10/radical-power-storytelling/ Illustration by Okalinichenko

The Radical Power of Storytelling Yes! Magazine2020-12-11T23:04:44+00:00

Wolf Milk Extract

Winter gods lope the forest Strike you with their wolfskin glove And the counterfeit life Takes its carrion demands Back to the blue deceits Of the one who first folded you I trust words like that more than therapy talk, or becoming-your-best-self, or some strangulated idea about enlightenment. That there is an owl that lands on your face as you gather sticks by the river and you fall into a trance for three days. Such an image thrills and alarms as it can’t be franchised, or easily

Wolf Milk Extract2020-08-14T02:31:43+00:00

On Memory And Story

We managed to briefly lure Martin away from his desk to share a few words from a new book he’s been labouring away on. If he doesn’t growl too often we’ll try again. *** What I want to do here is make a concerted plea for you to become a story carrier. I say this as seriously as I would the labour of becoming a shield-maiden for Boudicca, or being on one knee in front of Arthur, or sitting in the longhouse as the snow falls and

On Memory And Story2019-03-19T16:21:49+00:00
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