Stories for a More Beautiful World Resources

BOOKS

‘Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of PlantsRobin Wall Kimmerer 

‘Storytelling for a Greener World’ Editor Alida Gersie, Anthony Nanson, et al

‘Climate: A New Story’ Charles Eisenstein

‘The Natural Storyteller: Wildlife Tales for Telling’ Georgiana Keable

‘Stories to Light the Night: A Grief and Loss Collection for Children, Families and Communities’ , which includes environmental grief and the story ‘The Mulberry Tree’ Susan Perrow 

‘How to Talk about Climate in Way That Makes a Difference’ by Rebecca Huntley

‘Summertime: Reflections on a vanishing future’ Danielle Celermajer, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney. I havent read this yet but after hearing the author interviewed and reading and hearing the extract, I plan to read it. ‘Jimmy escaped the fires, but not the pain of devastating loss’. Listen here.

ONLINE STORY COLLECTIONS

A Growing Collection of CV-19 Tales From Kids, Parents, and Global Storytellers: https://howtotellstoriestochildren.com/blog1/coronavirus-home10

 

VIDEOS, PODCASTS and RECORDINGS

Joanna Macy explains and tells the ancient Tibetan prophecy story The Shambahla Warrior.

Dr Martin Shaw (Wales) check out this author, mythologist and storyteller for his books, essays, podcasts, videos and interviews, School of Mythology

Charles Eisenstein, For deep philosophy around social change and some work on story, Author of ‘Climate: The New Story’. Prolific content in essay, video and podcast form. Especially explanations of Interbeing. 

George Monbiot (UK), Journalist for Guardian and BBC, Member Extinction Rebellion. Watch his TED talk: The new political story that could change everything’ TED talk

Jenni Cargill-Strong at Politics in the Pub: Seven Activists speak, Video. (See below a definition of Neo-liberalism which Jenni refers to in this video)

Michael Meade  ‘Living Myth’ Podcast- especially: ‘Making the World’, Episode 172 for Earth Day 2021, exploring and western disconnection from nature consciousness.

Jenni Cargill-Strong From Stories of Place to Rewilding our Consciousness’, Healing Story Alliance Teleconference Recording

Healing Story Alliance- Teleconference recordings

 

ESSAYS and WEB ARTICLES

‘Small Gods’ by Dr Martin Shaw

‘Do not lose heart. We were made for these times’ Essay by Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D. via New Story Hub of Findhorn

‘Black Dog and Weaving Woman’, Michael Meade explores this Native American myth in a blog here and retells the story here.

Findhorn, fantastic blogs, newsletter, resources http://newstoryhub.com/ and webcasts with renowned thinkers and speakers: Living-the-New-Story-series http://newstoryhub.com/workshops/living-the-new-story-series-3/

‘Jimmy escaped the fires, but not the pain of devastating loss’, An essay that went viral then blossomed into a book ‘Summertime: Reflections on a vanishing future’ A very different kind of nature writing by Danielle Celermajer, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney. Listen here.

CLIMATE DESPAIR and The Story That Gets You Off the Couch by storyteller Judith Black https://www.nestorytelling.org/climatedespair/

OTHER

JOANNA MACY: ACT YOUR AGE QUOTE https://www.filmsforaction.org/takeaction/five-ways-of-being-that-can-change-the-world/

Kenneth McLeod’s Age of Transition diagram of his four-part conceptualisation of cultures, interlocking parts including mythos  https://www.ageoftransition.org/transformation

BBC ‘Dr Who’ episode with Vincent Van Gogh and quote about transforming pain into ecstatic beauty https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=866257367254311 starts 1.54 mins

 

FOR ACADEMICS AND SCIENTISTS

Academics can change the world if they stop talking only to their peers https://theconversation.com/academics-can-change-the-world-if-they-stop-talking-only-to-their-peers-55713

 

SONGS

Joni Mitchell  ‘Woodstock’

Good Harvest covers ‘Woodstock’

Beatles The World is Round

 

A definition of Neo-Liberalism: Neoliberalism, ideology and policy model that emphasizes the value of free market competition. Although there is considerable debate as to the defining features of neoliberal thought and practice, it is most commonly associated with laissez-faire economics. In particular, neoliberalism is often characterized in terms of its belief in sustained economic growth as the means to achieve human progress, its confidence in free markets as the most-efficient allocation of resources, its emphasis on minimal state intervention in economic and social affairs, and its commitment to the freedom of trade and capital.    Britannica

 

 

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