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“I had never heard anything like it before. Martin is a one-off, his work is urgent and necessary.”
Paul Kingsnorth
“A true master. Martin Shaw is one of the very greatest storytellers we have.”
Robert Bly
“Martin Shaw is a teacher of profound cultural knowledge, and is a master artist at transmitting it.  We desperately need his work.”
Tony Hoagland

Course Overview

01

Martin Shaw opens with the value of imagination as a way of relating to the wider earth.

15 Minutes

02

Martin reveals the nature of life’s initiations and the memories culture chooses to preserve.

14 Minutes

03

Martin tells the story of  “The Fox Woman” to a live audience and shares insights about the story in an interview.

19 Minutes

04

Martin invites us into the storyteller’s dance between wildness and discipline.

15 Minutes

05

Martin engages with both the weight and playfulness of an image over a concept.

16 Minutes

06

Martin tells “Tatterhood” in front of a live audience and shares insight to the story in an interview.

57 Minutes

07

Martin explores the role of both rhythm and courage when crafting a story.

12 Minutes

08

Martin refines the process of articulating myth to two essential qualities: truth and wonder.

10 Minutes

09

Martin tells “The Lindworm” in front of a live audience and shares insights to the story in an interview.

70 Minutes

10

Martin encourages us to begin where we stand, that our lives as they are now are our only prayer mat.

8 Minutes

11

Martin tells “The Handless Maiden” in front of a live audience and shares insight to the story in an interview.

70 Minutes

12

Martin opens us to the way of trailing not trapping a story, that it remains alive and lively.

9 Minutes

13

Martin shines light on the business of exile, what we send into the forest will eventually turn hostile—how do we court such energies back?

Power, Exile, Monsters

8 Minutes

14

Martin tells the story of “The Woman Who Became a Fox.”

32 Minutes

15

In this workshop, Martin tells the medieval story of “The Marriage of Gawain to Lady Ragnell.”

46 Minutes

16

Martin Shaw makes a call to walk in the place where there are no roads.

2 Minutes

Storytelling with Martin Shaw

A great storyteller wakes you up. Using the divine braille of myth, Martin Shaw cracks open the treasury of a soul trying to get in touch.

Through oral fairytales, personal reflections and questions from the participants, Shaw’s teaching is an ecstatic blend of myth and ecology that offers us an almost-forgotten way to make sense of the world within. This story wisdom has been with humanity for thousands of years, and is used to help guide life in its ever changing forms.

With insights gathered over twenty years as a teacher, Storyteller is a generous and informed invitation to get to work. An essential pre-recorded video course for anyone who wishes to both deepen their understanding of myth and communicate stories well.

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