I have never forgotten the almost mystical power over an audience a storyteller has, when the story is deep and links you.
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Uncolonizing the Imagination

Uncolonizing the Imagination

May 13, 2018-- Listening to a storyteller discuss the art of storytelling is to take a trip into the land of the right brain where imagination, myth, past and present coalesce. The spoken language is exquisitely used in this interview by Charlotte Du Cann with Martin Shaw. He refers to storytelling as opening up to our uncolonized imagination, listening to the thoughts of the world, of our ancestors, of "the river beneath the river." Shaw explains that a good storyteller is powerful and while a myth may be a "beautiful lie," it also tells a deeper truth that wakes us up and raises us out of the enchantment we fall under from advertising and political engineering. He suggests that each of us figure out what we love, defend it, and develop the artfulness to bring it out into the world as our own personal story. (5072 reads)

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