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Our Secret Territory: The Essence of Storytelling

by Laura Simms - £12.50  Sentient Publications (2011)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781591811725 | ISBN 10: 1591811724

Our Secret Territory is composed of revelations from the life of a world famous storyteller including extensive travel and projects spanning thirty years. It helps readers understand the power of storytelling as a profound and unique art form combining modern solo theater, spoken literature, spirituality, and direct oral tradition akin to ancient ritual. The book is shaped with stories and poems and a remarkable fairytale that weaves in and out of a life of experiences: rescuing ex-child soldiers from a devastating war; working with epic singers, Native American storytellers and Tibetan meditation masters; designing a playground; telling tales to Roma mothers and children; and saving a zoo in Northern Romania.
 
This is a unique combination of personal story, myth, memoir, and fairytales that will interest anyone involved in storytelling as performance; those using narrative in healing, business, or education; peacemakers and humanitarians; writers; anyone seeking a deeper spiritual practice; and those hoping to understand the psychology of personal memoir, myth and symbol, the importance of anthropology in our cultural life, and how communities are affected by the stories we tell.

(Price & availability last checked: September 2015)

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In booklists: Mythology, Folklore, Fairy Tales and Legends, Storytelling and Reading Aloud,
In categories: Spirituality, Fiction, Poetry & Writing, Children & Young People, Health & Wellbeing, Arts & Creativity,

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