Martin Shaw


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Martin Shaw is a mythologist and a nature guide from Devonshire, England.

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A Branch from the Lightning...

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“By going deeper into myth, I go deeper into love, and when I go deeper into love, innately I find morality; I locate a True North in my own heart.”
Martin Shaw

“Holy isn’t always a church or open meadow. It can be a zone of profound change, where sexuality, the mythic realms, dreams, and the opening of soul can all occur. Those sculptural images on the temple walls are telling us this, warning us of major potencies at play. If you want to keep everything just so, nice and white, go no further.”
Martin Shaw, A Branch from the Lightning Tree: Ecstatic Myth and the Grace of Wildness

“Myth is promiscuous, not dogmatic. It moves like a lively river through swarthy packs of reindeer, great aristocratic families, and the wild gestures of an Iranian carpet seller. Myth is not much to do with the past, but a kind of magical present that can flood our lives when the conditions are just so. It is not just the neurosis of us humans trying to fathom our place on earth, but sometimes the earth actually speaking back to us. That's why some stories can be hard to approach, they are not necessarily formed from a human point of view.”
Martin Shaw, A Branch from the Lightning Tree: Ecstatic Myth and the Grace of Wildness



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