A Branch from the Lightning Tree: Ecstatic Myth and the Grace of Wildness

A Branch from the Lightning Tree: Ecstatic Myth and the Grace of Wildness

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by Martin Shaw
     
 

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Martin Shaw's writing rattles the cages of souls. In A Branch from the Lightning Tree, Shaw creates links between the wildness in landscape and language, with myth being the bridge between the two. Shaw uses four great myths from Welsh, Norwegian, Siberian, and Russian territories that explore the process of leaving what is considered safe and predictable

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Martin Shaw's writing rattles the cages of souls. In A Branch from the Lightning Tree, Shaw creates links between the wildness in landscape and language, with myth being the bridge between the two. Shaw uses four great myths from Welsh, Norwegian, Siberian, and Russian territories that explore the process of leaving what is considered safe and predictable and journeying out into wild, uncertain areas of nature and the psyche. Shaw's work focuses on both men and women’s movement into wildness as part of the bigger awareness of climate change and ecology. It presents the old stories as keys into any debate on these issues, showing how the ability to think metaphorically and mythologically "re-enchants" our perspectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935952015
Publisher:
White Cloud Press
Publication date:
06/21/2011
Pages:
270
Sales rank:
1,105,444
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Martin Shaw is a mythologist, storyteller, and wilderness rites-of-passage guide based in Devonshire, England. Shaw gave up a lucrative music contract to pursue the study of myth while living for four years in a tent in the wilderness of Wales. An international teacher, he tours the United States and Canada annually and is visiting lecturer on Archbishop Desmond Tutu's Leadership program at Oxford University.

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A Branch from the Lightning Tree: Ecstatic Myth and the Grace of Wildness 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
thorBT More than 1 year ago
Shows the path to our ancestors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ehhh seems intersting....................
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is poop