“When you’re looking for stories that are robust enough to hold a culture together and our relationship to weather patterns, and the movement of the eagle, and the great thinking of the Earth, bone memory is what we need. We’re living in such perilous times now that the stories that we need have to have that caribou dust in them, they have to have a remembering in them.
“By going deeper into myth, I go deeper into love, and when I go deeper into love, innately I find morality. I locate a true north in my own heart. We’re living in a time where we are heavily defended against experiences of our own beauty. What’s going on with the laptops and the screens and everything, it means that our gaze is becoming compromised. We no longer feel the ten thousand trembling secrets at the edges of our vision. But go to any indigenous hunter and say, where is your vision most potent, and it is on the edge of things. When a culture is in crisis, genius comes, not from the centre, but from the edge. The hour is very late for us now as a culture, and we have to wake up.” ~ Martin Shaw, mythologist, writer and teacher
A short film by Andreas Kornevall. (8-minutes)