Gambling with the Knuckle Bones of Wolves – The Mythic Masculine interview with Martin Shaw (School of Myth)
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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/
Banyen Books, in conversation with Dr. Martin Shaw: 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
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/
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
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
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