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Our enquiry: How would the world of business change if old words and old ways helped intrepid organisations foster deep, meaningful connections with their teams?

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Our Beliefs

Myth began as a method of meaning-making in a chaotic world.  But it's not an attempt at control. It's a conduit for wonder.

Thanks to the oral tradition, like mineral water passing through layers of rock, old stories are filtered over generations, leaving only the purest forms of wisdom. They allow us to see the self in the other and the other in the self. To see we are not alone.

The act of storytelling is alive and old tales are outside our control: they contort and scrap, asserting themselves most avidly on those who didn't know they needed to hear (including our storytellers).

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Our Approach

1. We are devoted to our order of experience, guiding participants to feel before they dwell. Like magic tricks, oral stories can be interesting to 'understand', but the real power and potential is the felt experience which comes before the 'knowing'.

2. Your participation begins by dropping into a place of presence and reflection, into which our expert guides introduce memorable and powerful images by the means of traditional oral storytelling.

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3. Our approach is the result of experience and experimentation, but we never lose touch with intuition. From solid foundations, we take an active part in sensemaking and adjusting the experience to suit each group.

For example, our Away Days have a different approach...

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Hallmarks of this work

Common ground

By the means of ancient images, you're given access to wisdom and a shared language of depth and truth. If you allow yourselves to be guided to come fully, you'll begin to foster deep, meaningful, life-affirming connections.

Accessible

Far-flung, adventurous offsites used to be reserved for huge corporates with exhaustive budgets. As long as you and your teams come with open hearts and willing ears, these portable experiences will take you through deeper, more meaningful terrain  than even the most exotic passport stamps.

Ancient

Oral storytelling has been practiced in almost every culture in human history. Many of us in the developed modern west are exceptions to the rule. We offer you an opportunity to reconnect with ancient wisdom filtered and refined through countless retellings, fireside-to-fireside over generations.

Unique

The hallmark of oral storytelling is 'liveness'. Every experience is distinctly unique. Although our facilitators and guides are well acquainted with myth, there is no knowing how it will move in the telling. Each experience is unique to the story, the teller, the place, you and whoever else is 'in'.

Profound

Our methods offer unique opportunities to reflect, to see yourselves and your challenges ‘side on’. When it comes to myth and nature, a matter of hours is all it takes to begin lifelong perspective shifts.

Invigorating

Our storytelling events have been called ‘mesmeric’ and ‘nourishing’. Get clear of your day-to-day and breathe freely as we give you access to deeply resourced practices and fresh perspectives. Break bread. Watch the sunset. Share fire.

Your guides

The heart of your story is led by Sam Crosby, who draws on an interdisciplinary team of storytellers, wilderness guides and facilitators to suit your organisational needs.

“I am an oral storyteller, facilitator and consultant with over 10 years in the world of language and communications and I believe to my bones that our human stories have the power to make this world – organisations included – a richer place.”

Based on the development of Recalling Fire

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This approach is based on the research and development of Recalling Fire: the oral storytelling community and events organisation seeking to reignite our wonder for life.

Meet ancient, wild characters.

Maybe, in the twilight, meet yourself.

More about Recalling Fire

A gentle warning: meeting one another in such depth can feel unusual. It's 'meaning of life' material. Only the bravest organisations should seek to urge their people into mythic terrain.

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