• Courting the Wild Twin

  • By: Martin Shaw
  • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (196 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Master mythologist Martin Shaw uses story to examine our broken relationship with the world!

Myth is our wild way of telling the truth, of sharing stories that have our living earth speaking through them. There is an old insistence that we each have a twin we know nothing about. A wild, curious twin that was thrown out the window the night we were born, taking much of our energy with them. 

This story is a quest to find and court our wild twin, for they have something important to tell us. If there was something we were here to do in our few, brief years, we can be sure that the wild twin is holding the key.

In Courting the Wild Twin, Martin Shaw, an accomplished storyteller and scholar of myth and oral tradition, explores two ancient myths concerned with the wild twin and shares how vital they are to our ability to confront challenges with purpose, courage and creativity.

Myths are our secret weapon. They have a radical agency of beauty in our age of amnesia, an agency far beyond concept and polemic.

©2020 Martin Shaw (P)2020 Chelsea Green Publishing

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Exquisite

Beyond the title, I cannot define or describe what I have just heard. By curiosity, accident, or recommendation you got this far...bring your spirit trumpet.

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A Tale about Tales by the Teller of Tales

Martin Shaw is an exemplary storyteller of ancient tradition. This book speaks truths universal and is precisely what the world of today needs. You will not be disappointed. And Shaw's reading is that of the highest order, the tenor of a man with years of living within story.

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PURE MAGIC

Martin Shaw is a wizard. This is a beautifully written and narrated journey into other realms of seeing and being in the world. Pure magic.

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Alchemist of Words

Martin is an alchemist of the English language... this is a must read... thrilling and beautiful...

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Bewitching Enchantment!

I absolutely loved this book. It is deep return and remembrance of our wild nature

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Care to hear a tale or two?

A beautifully narrated, sometimes-inspiring, sometimes-frustrating, mythopoetic telling that is equal-parts self-help and campfire tale. My own frustration with the work is that more words were used to explicitly state the dire importance of myth over and over again than were actually used to illustrate this supposed transformative power in ordinary people's lives. Still, this unusual work abounds with enough primal vitality and carefully crafted prose to make it easy to recommend.

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delicious!

Brilliant! And beautifully narrated. Martin Shaw's writing is magical. It transports you. Nothing like the sound of his voice!

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A story told for our time.

I enjoyed the storytelling of Martin Shaw. He challenges us to consider what do we want to birth in this world? How can we see beauty when it’s not pretty every day? He cajoles us to hold paradox as an opportunity for a new way of perceiving. And makes the storytelling of myths a vehicle for considering how to transform our lives and our world into one of more vibrancy and balance.

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Prepare for internal explosions

I've no idea how to write some words that would even hint at the experience of listening to this book. Beware the wild twin. She won't let you go back to your tidy life.....

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What a lovely book!

Martin Shaw is such a masterful storyteller! The book inspires and condemns as one would a child. When listening to it, it felt as though I was outside of time, which is such a nice feeling to slow down and relax, with my attention solely on the magic Mr Shaw reintroduces into everyday life.

10/10 - if I could listen to it for the first time again, I would

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