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!