Snowy Tower: A Book Talk

Snowy Tower A book talk by Martin Shaw In Snowy Tower, Dr. Martin Shaw continues his trilogy of works on the relationship between myth, wilderness, and a culture of wildness. In this second book, he gives a telling of the Grail epic Parzival. Claiming it as a great trickster story of medieval Europe, he offers […]

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Gabriel: A Poem

Gabriel: A Poem An excerpt by Edward Hirsch Edward Hirsch reads from “Gabriel: A Poem,” a heart-wrenching elegy for his son, who died in 2011. Mixing sorrow, bewilderment from death, strange hope, and human grief, Hirsch weaves together his own heart in unabashed sequence. Copyright 2014 PBS NewsHour

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2015 Reading List

Book Title Author Tristan Gottfried Von Strassburg trans: A. T. Hatto We: Understanding the Psychology of Romantic Love Robert Johnson The Tree of Meaning Robert Bringhurst Becoming Animal Trans: David Abram Feral George Monbiot Landscape and Memory Simon Schama Eight Stages of Translation Robert Bly The Demon and the Angel: Searching For the Source of […]

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Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul

Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul A book by Stephen Jenkinson A book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. © 2014, Orphan Wisdom Film by Ian MacKenzie

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The Crow-King and the Red-Bead Woman

The Crow-King and the Red-Bead Woman A Yakut Folktale telling by Martin Shaw *** What follows is the bones of the Crow-King story and then a stanzas version that is arising from the actual experience of telling the story over the last months. Both should give you a good feel for its disclosures. *** There […]

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Tour Camp Kieve

A Walk around Camp Kieve A photo tour by KieveWavus

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Combing the Dragons Hair: The Earth-Gnome

Combing the Dragons Hair: The Earth-Gnome A version by Martin Shaw There was once an elderly King with three daughters. As he grew towards the end of his life, he became obsessed with an apple tree in the center of his garden, that, when harvest came, produced perfect, blood red apples. He loved those apples, […]

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Inside this Clay Jug

Inside this Clay Jug A poem by Kabir, Translation by Robert Bly Inside this clay jug there are canyons and pine mountains, and the maker of canyons and pine mountains! All seven oceans are inside, and hundreds of millions of stars. The acid that tests gold is here, and the one who judges jewels. And […]

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2014 Reading List

Book Title Author The Souls Code James Hillman The Demon and the Angel: Searching for the Source of Artistic Inspiration Edward Hirsch Folk Tales from Russia Olga Shartse The Earth-Gnome Wanda Gag Stealing Sugar From the Castle Robert Bly The Golden Age of Folk and Fairy  Tales: from Brothers Grimm to Andrew Lang Jack Zipes […]

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