The Bio-Leadership Project
An ecosystem, fellowship and projects working with nature. Leading with love, resilience, flexibility and in recognition of the more-than-human world. The enquiry 'What is the role of storytelling in the context of systems change?' was the spark that set Recalling Fire.
Our storytelling has a lot to thank mythologist Dr Martin Shaw for. His many books and 2022's teachings at The Westcountry School of Myth have guided Sam and Alys and their developing practice.
There are few words up to the task of honouring Mary Oliver's influence in this work. If you're unfamiliar with her poetry, begin with 'Wild Geese'.
Thich Nhat Hanh
You'll feel 'Thay', the great spiritual pathfinder, in every moment with our storytellers: interbeing, breath, mindfulness. 2022 was a sad year for those of us unable to fully embody his teachings. As he would have it, there's nothing to be sad about. His energy is still moving with us, beyond his physical body.
Sophie Strand's work is a deep source exploring interconnectivity and human-as-nature. Alongside guest speakers on her 2022 course 'Myth and Mycelium', she placed us in extra-human landscapes and called on the myths which have been shaping society since antiquity.
Carl Jung – Various
Mac MacCartney – The Children's Fire
Karen Armstrong – A Short History Of Myth
Clarissa Pinkola Estes – Women Who Run with the Wolves
Martin Shaw – The Mythteller Trilogy
Paulo Coelho – The Alchemist
Sophie Strand – The Flowering Wand
Joseph Campbell – Various
J. R. R. Tolkien – Tree and Leaf
Robin Williamson – The Craneskin Bag