Conversations: Martin Shaw - Until the Illumination Arrives
Martin Shaw is, among many things, a writer, mythologist, teacher, and rite-of-passage guide. He's director of the Westcountry School of Myth in the UK, originated and led the Oral Tradition course at Stanford University. Perhaps most crucially, he lived for four years in a tent. It was a great pleasure to discuss with him storytelling, pagan and Christian tales, the Irish figure John Moriarty, and quite a bit more.
Links from the Conversation:
-Martin's Substack, "The House of Beasts and Vines"
-Martin's unreleased book Bardskull
-Martins excellent recent conversation with Mark Vernon
-Orthodox Alaska, by Martin Oleksa
-A Hut at the Edge of the Village, a John Moriarty reader, edited by Martin
-John Moriarty's page on Lilliput Press
- John Moriarty telling the story of Big Mike
-Moriarty telling the story of walking home from the pub
-Malcolm Guite chatting on Martin's porch about "C.S.Lewis, the Gods, and nuanced animism"
-Paul Kingsnorth's Substack, "The Abbey of Misrule"