Scatterlings lands at No.2 on Charles Foster's top ten books about human consciousness for The Guardian. Read the article.
'There is always something of a thrill when you discover a secret, and out there in the wider world John is pretty much that. His work rattles around in the deep interior, is not invested in handrails. Moriarty is speaking to a wiser, stranger part of ourselves. A dimension we may barely register. He circumnavigates small talk and escorts us from the shopping mall and out under a hundred thousand stars.' Martin Shaw on John Moriarty, in The Honest Ulsterman
'Working nightly into his Christian visioning excavated something in my own heart. A powerful, almost pagan Jesus announced himself. Not reassuring, troubling not easy, as if I was standing at the doorway of a new life.' - Martin Shaw on editing the new collection of John Moriarty's writings, for writing.ie Martin Shaw: On Editing A Hut at the Edge of the Village
Martin Shaw on Growing Up Christian with a Pagan Underbelly https://lithub.com/on-celtic-storytelling-from-the-bardic-to-the-mythic/
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/
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