Stag Cult:
Dr Martin Shaw’s latest book out now
Dr Martin Shaw’s latest book Stag Cult, just released on Saturday, is already number one on the London Review Bookshop’s best sellers list.

Published by Hazel Press, this latest work is described as a ‘shamanistic bricolage’ that lifts a lantern to a kind of haunting we can’t quite exorcize. Read more from the publisher here.

Martin says: “All writers love to see London Review of Books, their book and number one bestseller in the same sentence.

“Good cheer and thanks to you amigos. I’m going to enjoy a cigar and peer happily out at the rain.”

You can listen to a sneak preview of the book at Martin’s online newsletter The House of Beasts & Vines here.

For anyone in London on October 3, the book will be the topic of conversation at a live-gathering event at the London Review Bookshop. Martin will be talking with Claire Armitstead, associate culture editor at the Guardian and presenter of their weekly books podcast. Tickets (£10) can be purchased here. Please note this event is in-person only.
A sneak preview of Stag Cult
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Book tickets here
Martin has been busy working on new material for his online newsletter The House of Beasts & Vines, with audio mythic stories from Lapland, the Caucasus, Ireland and Europe, alongside commentaries and brand new essays all in the pipeline for the Autumn. There are some free tasters available, but for the cost of a London pint (around £5), subscribers get exclusive access to the full essays, stories and everything in the vault as it builds up. There are also drawings that Martin cooks up en route.

Martin says: “It’s a great treasury of stories and deep ideas I’ve been working with.This new material is perfect for winter listening. I hope you can join us on the adventure, we’ve got a real community growing over there.”

Find out more here

Books and audio

All of Martin Shaw’s books (apart from Stag Cult) are available from the Cista Mystica bookshop, and for those who like to listen, there are downloadable stories and recordings of live courses in Ireland and Devon available for purchase. There is also an archive of free resources, including interviews, films, essays and book extracts.

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