Shifting from our everyday worldly lives to enchanted mythical realms we will begin as light falls, sitting around a fire, in circle, listening to a European folk story followed by a night of sleeping out under the stars. Dreaming together and listening for the call of the forest, the myths of our times and of our lives.
This programme weaves together wilderness practices with mythic perspectives, offering us the opportunity to understand our common humanity whilst also appreciating our own unique journeys.
Myth 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