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Storyteller consists of 16 highly produced modules designed to take you on an immersive journey into the inner world.

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DECOLONIZE
YOUR IMAGINATION

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.

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DECOLONIZE YOUR IMAGINATION

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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.

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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

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TEACHER & STORYTELLER

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MARTIN SHAW

One of the most exciting teachers of the mythic imagination, Martin Shaw, is a mythologist and author of the award-winning, A Branch from a Lightning Tree.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQ1: What is STORYTELLER?

A great Storyteller wakes you up. This course is delivered by a master Storyteller Dr Martin Shaw to Storycarries and Storytellers, to fan an internal flame, rousing the soul, and decolonizing an imagination fed too much on domesticated tales.

The storyteller is part of a growing community of people gaining their living from sharing stories and deepening the culture.

The 8-hour Storyteller course includes video lessons with recorded stories told by Martin Shaw before a live audience and insight into the stories. The course is intended to be complete in 5 weeks, but you can take longer if you like. 16 lessons from Martin Shaw / 6 stories told from stage/ Insight into the stories from Martin Shaw / Study questions / Practices / Transcripts / and more…

FAQ 2: Who is STORYTELLER for? 

If you are looking to deepen, this course is for you. If you do any public speaking or leadership of a community, this course is the training that will elevate your ability to help others through stories. If you have a deep love for nature and want to grow out in the imaginative centre of why we are here and who we are with the planet, this course gives excellent practices and insights to connect with Mother Earth.

Everyone is a story carrier, many without any roadmap, many drowning in this time’s nose and mind. But, the inheritance is here, passed from a long, long time ago into this generation, just at the right time to lift our sails.

Using myth and ecology, Martin Shaw awakens audiences to an ecstatic way of seeing one’s own life. Becoming a Storyteller in this mystery is the same calling as it’s always been. It is to know what you stand for and offer wisdom in a story that will guide us all home.

FAQ 3: What makes STORYTELLER different from other offerings?

Martin Shaw is one of the only living, travelling oral storytellers alive today. In comparison, many courses teach the practicalities of storytelling, the three-act structure, pulling from life’s anecdotes, etc. This course delivers from the rich history of Storytelling across aeons. It drew from history when the Storyteller’s job was to heal culture and the psyche with Myth and story. It’s beautifully shot, with top-notch production in front of a live audience.

FAQ 4: How much time will STORYTELLER take?

About a season of your favourite short series on Netflix, the Storyteller course is around 8 hours in length. It has six stories/myths/folktales that Martin shares from the stage. The most extended tale is called the Handless Maiden and is 1 hour in length.

FAQ 5: Is Storyteller going to work for me to become a STORYTELLER?

You carry so many stories in you, and you share stories all the time, we all do. There are many insights into this course that Martin Shares on how to become a storyteller right now. He demonstrates it throughout the course, and there are sections where you practice oral storytelling. What this course also provides is a barometer of being an anchor into the heart of your story. After the course, your perception of the world and your place in it will shift. There will be ecstatic moments of remembering and reckoning. Myths have a way of growing us up so that you can deliver a story well.

FAQ 6: Should I buy now?

A wise man once said, “The best time to plant a tree was yesterday. The next best time is now.” The same applies to you. If not now, then when? Imagine where you would be in a few months if you started today. You can do this!