Storytelling Alchemy

Praise for Storytelling Alchemy “Renée Damoiselle has not just created a toolkit
for the would-be storyteller but turned it into a system of spiritual and magical
transformation. Storytelling Alchemy is a must for anyone who wishes to follow
the ...

Author: Renée Damoiselle

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781633410879

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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We all have stories we tell ourselves, personal narratives that define who we are. These stories take root in our subconscious and limit us, like a shadow holding us back from our full potential. But words and storytelling also have the power to free ourselves from these shadows and to profoundly transform our lives. Storytelling Alchemy provides tools and exercises designed to help you change your relationship to your personal stories in a way that is empowering and transformative. Included here are: Journaling and creative writing exercises Prompts for reflection and self-examination Tips on dream analysis Simple spells and enchantments for insight, transformation, and lasting change

Actor s Alchemy

This is what good storytellers want to do, and since actors are storytellers, it is
your job as an actor to maximize what the ... the good actor will add his own
storytelling details— details that will enhance the story without changing its
direction.

Author: Bruce Miller

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780879104351

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 194

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An actor's script is both a gold mine, and the map to discovering it: if properly read, a script will reveal its riches to you. Unfortunately, most actors never learn to efficiently read the map, or master how to convert what they find in a script into playable gold. Why? Because this aspect of the acting process is seldom taught in a simple and tangible way in the classroom or studio. Acting can – and should – be more than guesswork and instinct. Actor's Alchemy: Finding the Gold in Your Script examines the relationship between the script and what an actor ultimately does on the stage or on screen. Here is a straightforward guide filled with useful information to help actors learn to use their scripts in a specific and analytical way to solve the problems of the scene and bring their elusive characters to life. In learning how to decipher the script, actors will be equipped to make the choices that lead to delivering a gold performance.

Urban Alchemy

Help actions and change to emerge help people to hear each other's stories and
tell your own stories, to learn how you ... Acknowledgments This book was
developed through a process of co-storytelling 306 URBAN ALCHEMY 306
URBAN ...

Author: Mindy Thompson Fullilove

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781613320129

Category: Social Science

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What if divided neighborhoods were causing public health problems? What if a new approach to planning and design could tackle both the built environment and collective well-being at the same time? What if cities could help each other? Dr. Mindy Fullilove, the acclaimed author of Root Shock, uses her unique perspective as a public health psychiatrist to explore ways of healing social and spatial fractures simultaneously. Using the work of French urbanist Michel Cantal-Dupart as a guide, Fullilove takes readers on a tour of successful collaborative interventions that repair cities and make communities whole.

The Alchemy of Self Healing

The women sit with their children in a circle and draw in the earth with the sharp
end of the knife; they tell stories of ... is metaphorically nourishing, reminding me
of the lineage of Native American storytelling illustrated in the alchemical earth.

Author: Jeannine Wiest

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781601634375

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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We have more power to heal ourselves than we have been led to believe. Your body is “Instant Messaging” you all the time. These messages contain a unique cellular treasure waiting to be accessed. The discovery that your body (not your mind) is listening to you will transform your life. Your mind runs old programs, “defaults” to all that is familiar in your life, even when what’s familiar is pain. The Alchemy of Self Healing will show you how to tap into your body wisdom that craves health and joy. Take the Alchemy Quiz, follow the exercises, read the essays. At the end of 30 days, when you retake the quiz, you’ll discover you have new resources and tools at your fingertips. Jeannine Wiest, CMT, CST has created a week-by-week guidebook for tuning into the body so you can: Transform old stories energetically lodged in your body that drain your well-being. Reconnect with your body wisdom to access your creative resources. Develop habits to navigate the cellular information your body communicates. Respond to challenges with calm, focused energy. Transform into the extraordinary version of you.

The Tough Alchemy of Ben Okri

Okri perceives of all art as storytelling, insisting in The Mystery Feast that '[a]
painting on a cave wall of a man pursuing a bison is a story. The frescoes of
Giotto in Assize are distilled stories' (2015: 15). It can be argued, therefore, that
Omovo's ...

Author: Rosemary Alice Gray

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350153011

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Winner of the Booker Prize for The Famished Road, Ben Okri is widely regarded as one of the most important contemporary writers writing today. Featuring a substantial new interview with Ben Okri himself, a full bibliography of his creative work and covering his complete works, this is the first in-depth study of Okri's themes and artistic vision. Rosemary Gray explores Okri's career-long engagement with myth, Nigerian politics and culture, and with the environmental crisis in the age of the Anthropocene.

Story Alchemy

The title Story Alchemy isn't a metaphor. It's the real deal. Ideas for stories, the prima materia of the story alchemist, are gifts. They are provocations from the unconscious, lures.

Author: David Sheppard

Publisher:

ISBN: 0991002814

Category: Education

Page: 216

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The title Story Alchemy isn't a metaphor. It's the real deal. Ideas for stories, the prima materia of the story alchemist, are gifts. They are provocations from the unconscious, lures. The unconscious lies in wait, stalking you with a story aimed directly at your heart. Even when you get an idea from the outside world, it has resonated with something locked away inside your Unconscious. A story has its own ego. It wants to be told. Once the idea has come to you, and it comes of its own volition, you must consciously establish contact with the psychic energy that contains the story. It takes a collaboration between Consciousness and the Unconscious to bring the words across. We know certain things about stories that will aid us in the telling. Story is a particular form of psychic energy to which details cling, a unity of psychic energy. That energy has the same shape, the same form, but the details are different, so different that we hardly recognize the form from one story to another. Cinderella is such a story that has been told many times under different guises throughout the centuries. You must find your stories, those meant for you alone. To tell them, your awareness must cross the psychic threshold, the Iris of Time, and enter the Imaginarium. Story Alchemy unveils the alchemical processes involved in that divine art, the Philosopher's Stone of storytelling.

Words Not Swords

Versified Stories Behbahani has also taken this masculine genre and married it
to a form considered a woman's ... of One Thousand and One Nights, she tells
her stories with courage, wisdom, fairness, playfulness, and narrative alchemy.

Author: Farzaneh Milani

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815651604

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 345

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A woman not only needs a room of her own, as Virginia Woolf wrote, but also the freedom to leave it and return to it at will; for a room without that right becomes a prison cell. The privilege of self-directed movement, the power to pick up and go as one pleases, has not been a traditional "right" of Iranian women. This prerogative has been denied them in the name of piety, anatomy, chastity, class, safety, and even beauty. It is only during the last 160 years that the spell has been broken and Iranian women have emerged as a moderating, modernizing force. Women writers have been at the forefront of this desegregating movement and renegotiation of boundaries. Words, Not Swords explores the legacy of sex segregation and its manifestations in Iranian literature and film and in notions of beauty and the erotics of passivity. Milani expands her argument beyond Iranian culture, arguing that freedom of movement is a theme that crosses frontiers and dissolves conventional distinctions of geography, history, and religion. She makes bold connections between veiling and foot binding, between Cinderella and Barbie, between the figures of the female Gypsy and the witch. In so doing, she challenges cultural hierarchies that divert attention from key issues in the control of women across the globe.

The Alchemical Harry Potter

Rather than trying to control nature for the sole benefit of the practitioner, the
alchemist worked with nature, ... While the alchemist worked with metals, the
metals also worked ... A culture that values storytelling values the storytellers'
wisdom.

Author: Anne J. Mamary

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476681344

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 323

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When Harry Potter first boards the Hogwarts Express, he journeys to a world which Rowling says has alchemy as its "internal logic." The Philosopher's Stone, known for its power to transform base metals into gold and to give immortality to its maker, is the subject of the conflict between Harry and Voldemort in the first book of the series. But alchemy is not about money or eternal life, it is much more about the transformations of desire, of power and of people--through love. Harry's equally remarkable and ordinary power to love leads to his desire to find but not use the Philosopher's Stone at the start of the series and his wish to end the destructive power of the Elder Wand at the end. This collection of essays on alchemical symbolism and transformations in Rowling's series demonstrates how Harry's work with magical objects, people, and creatures transfigure desire, power, and identity. As Harry's leaden existence on Privet Drive is transformed in the company of his friends and teachers, the Harry Potter novels have transformed millions of readers, inspiring us to find the gold in our ordinary lives.

Flood of Images

... than the New York Times. Simon's choice reveals New Orleanians as his key
audience. Beginning tonight, you are the ultimate arbiters—the only ones we
really care about—on the question of whether our storytelling alchemy has
managed ...

Author: Bernie Cook

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292771369

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 430

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Anyone who was not in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding of the city experienced the disaster as a media event, a flood of images pouring across television and computer screens. The twenty-four-hour news cycle created a surplus of representation that overwhelmed viewers and complicated understandings of the storm, the flood, and the aftermath. As time passed, documentary and fictional filmmakers took up the challenge of explaining what had happened in New Orleans, reaching beyond news reports to portray the lived experiences of survivors of Katrina. But while these narratives presented alternative understandings and more opportunities for empathy than TV news, Katrina remained a mediated experience. In Flood of Images, Bernie Cook offers the most in-depth, wide-ranging, and carefully argued analysis of the mediation and meanings of Katrina. He engages in innovative, close, and comparative visual readings of news coverage on CNN, Fox News, and NBC; documentaries including Spike Lee's When the Levees Broke and If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal's Trouble the Water, and Dawn Logsdon and Lolis Elie's Faubourg Treme; and the HBO drama Treme. Cook examines the production practices that shaped Katrina-as-media-event, exploring how those choices structured the possible memories and meanings of Katrina and how the media's memory-making has been contested. In Flood of Images, Cook intervenes in the ongoing process of remembering and understanding Katrina.

Modern Alchemy and Occult Psychology

In a way, this is a type of neurological storytelling or mnemonic where each idea
or symbol serves to trigger and bring attention the next.ii For instance, Lashley
mentions Titchener's theory that word meanings emerge from associations ...

Author: D. Lawrence Meredith

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781300875970

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Monstrous

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Author: MarcyKate Connolly

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062272737

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

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Reminiscent of Frankenstein and tales by the Brothers Grimm, this debut novel stands out as a compelling, original story that has the feel of a classic. The city of Bryre suffers under the magic of an evil wizard. Because of his curse, girls sicken and disappear without a trace, and all live in fear. No one is allowed outside after dark. Night is when Kymera comes to the city, with a cloak disguising her wings, the bolts in her neck, and her spiky tail. Her mission is to rescue the girls of Bryre. Despite Kym's caution in going secretively, a boy named Ren sees and befriends her . . . but what he knows will change her world forever.

Dusk

The powerful alchemy of his storytelling transforms the atthanni—the half a rupee
coin—into a rupaiya. These stories can make your heart grow larger. A story
sprouts wherever the men and women who populate this book appear—be it a ...

Author: Gulzar

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9789351184928

Category: Literary Collections

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A fascinating short story from the inimitable Gulzar Gulzar is one of India’s most renowned poets and lyricists. This e-single sees him turning his hand to another creative form at which he is equally adept – short-form prose narrative. This story is taken from Gulzar’s new collection Half a Rupee: Stories, which comprises twenty-five gripping tales available in English for the very first time. From real-life stories about well-known personalities to tales set in Kashmir, in the hinterland, in the modern megalopolis and on the LoC, from anecdotes of love and betrayal to fables of courage and conviction, these are enthralling stories told in Gulzar’s unique style; each story will delight you.

Sahir and Jaadu

The powerful alchemy of his storytelling transforms the atthanni—the half a rupee
coin—into a rupaiya. These stories can make your heart grow larger. A story
sprouts wherever the men and women who populate this book appear—be it a ...

Author: Gulzar

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9789351184720

Category: Fiction

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A fascinating short story from the inimitable Gulzar Gulzar is one of India’s most renowned poets and lyricists. This e-single sees him turning his hand to another creative form at which he is equally adept – short-form prose narrative. This story is taken from Gulzar’s new collection Half a Rupee: Stories, which comprises twenty-five gripping tales available in English for the very first time. From real-life stories about well-known personalities to tales set in Kashmir, in the hinterland, in the modern megalopolis and on the LoC, from anecdotes of love and betrayal to fables of courage and conviction, these are enthralling stories told in Gulzar’s unique style; each story will delight you.

Love in the Sky

The powerful alchemy of his storytelling transforms the atthanni—the half a rupee
coin—into a rupaiya. These stories can make your heart grow larger. A story
sprouts wherever the men and women who populate this book appear—be it a ...

Author: Gulzar

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9789351184881

Category: Literary Collections

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The colours on your two wings are not the same . . . one’s a brilliant yellow and the other is just the shade of ripe jamun berries I so love! May I call you Jamuni? You are so pretty!’ And every time she would flutter her wings and fly away in one smooth move.' Ghuggu is a crow, and Jamuni the one he loves - a love of of bright yellow and purple, who comes out every afternoon to fly in the sky, silent and lovely. Ghuggu falls in love with her, not knowing why she will never speak back to him, not knowing why she will never fly to him. He sees one day that she is tied to her owner with a thread, a sharp thread that can cut, and he mourns for her freedom. One day, a storm brews, and when the Jamuni comes out, the crow runs to her to protect her - but can he protect himself? Gulzar perfectly captures the sweetness of love in this charming, delightfully silly story of love.

Pickpocket

The powerful alchemy of his storytelling transforms the atthanni—the half a rupee
coin—into a rupaiya. These stories can make your heart grow larger. A story
sprouts wherever the men and women who populate this book appear—be it a ...

Author: Gulzar

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9789351184911

Category: Literary Collections

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A fascinating short story from the inimitable Gulzar Gulzar is one of India’s most renowned poets and lyricists. This e-single sees him turning his hand to another creative form at which he is equally adept – short-form prose narrative. This story is taken from Gulzar’s new collection Half a Rupee: Stories, which comprises twenty-five gripping tales available in English for the very first time. From real-life stories about well-known personalities to tales set in Kashmir, in the hinterland, in the modern megalopolis and on the LoC, from anecdotes of love and betrayal to fables of courage and conviction, these are enthralling stories told in Gulzar’s unique style; each story will delight you.

Half a Rupee

The powerful alchemy of his storytelling transforms the atthanni—the half a rupee
coin—into a rupaiya. These stories can make your heart grow larger. A story
sprouts wherever the men and women who populate this book appear—be it a ...

Author: Gulzar

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9789351184867

Category: Literary Collections

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A fascinating short story from the inimitable Gulzar Gulzar is one of India’s most renowned poets and lyricists. This e-single sees him turning his hand to another creative form at which he is equally adept – short-form prose narrative. This story is taken from Gulzar’s new collection Half a Rupee: Stories, which comprises twenty-five gripping tales available in English for the very first time. From real-life stories about well-known personalities to tales set in Kashmir, in the hinterland, in the modern megalopolis and on the LoC, from anecdotes of love and betrayal to fables of courage and conviction, these are enthralling stories told in Gulzar’s unique style; each story will delight you.

The Rain

The powerful alchemy of his storytelling transforms the atthanni—the half a rupee
coin—into a rupaiya. These stories can make your heart grow larger. A story
sprouts wherever the men and women who populate this book appear—be it a ...

Author: Gulzar

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9789351184751

Category: Literary Collections

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‘The rain was unrelenting. It had poured night and day, for five days in a row. And Damoo had been drinking relentlessly, day and night, all through those five days, competing with the downpour. Neither would the rain let up nor would Damoo let go. The steadfast rain and stubborn Damoo. Drunk, both.’ Gulzar writes a wrenching account of the Mumbai Floods – rains that laid waste to a city already bursting at the seams. He draws out the small hopes on which the people live and how easily they can flow away. How long can alcohol hold the rain at bay? A deeply moving, unsettling story on what it takes to stay alive.

The Orange

The powerful alchemy of his storytelling transforms the atthanni—the half a rupee
coin—into a rupaiya. These stories can make your heart grow larger. A story
sprouts wherever the men and women who populate this book appear—be it a ...

Author: Gulzar

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9789351184898

Category: Literary Collections

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A fascinating short story from the inimitable Gulzar Gulzar is one of India’s most renowned poets and lyricists. This e-single sees him turning his hand to another creative form at which he is equally adept – short-form prose narrative. This story is taken from Gulzar’s new collection Half a Rupee: Stories, which comprises twenty-five gripping tales available in English for the very first time. From real-life stories about well-known personalities to tales set in Kashmir, in the hinterland, in the modern megalopolis and on the LoC, from anecdotes of love and betrayal to fables of courage and conviction, these are enthralling stories told in Gulzar’s unique style; each story will delight you.

From the Footpath

The powerful alchemy of his storytelling transforms the atthanni—the half a rupee
coin—into a rupaiya. These stories can make your heart grow larger. A story
sprouts wherever the men and women who populate this book appear—be it a ...

Author: Gulzar

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9789351184775

Category: Literary Collections

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A fascinating short story from the inimitable Gulzar Gulzar is one of India’s most renowned poets and lyricists. This e-single sees him turning his hand to another creative form at which he is equally adept – short-form prose narrative. This story is taken from Gulzar’s new collection Half a Rupee: Stories, which comprises twenty-five gripping tales available in English for the very first time. From real-life stories about well-known personalities to tales set in Kashmir, in the hinterland, in the modern megalopolis and on the LoC, from anecdotes of love and betrayal to fables of courage and conviction, these are enthralling stories told in Gulzar’s unique style; each story will delight you.

Bhushan Banmali

The powerful alchemy of his storytelling transforms the atthanni—the half a rupee
coin—into a rupaiya. These stories can make your heart grow larger. A story
sprouts wherever the men and women who populate this book appear—be it a ...

Author: Gulzar

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9789351184737

Category: Fiction

Page: 10

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Gulzar reminisces about an old school poet - an eccentric man named Bhushan Banmali. Bhushan had a wife and a mother but at heart he was a nomad, and one day when their tug-of-war over him got too much, he packed his bags and moved in with Gulzar himself! Suddenly Gulzar found himself at parties full of rum and fried fish and kebabs, overflowing with poetry from dawn to dusk. One day Gulzar and Bhushan pack their bags to go to the mountains, and freezing and tired, they manage to find a spark of generosity to keep their cold nights hilariously warm. Taken from Gulzar's life, these stories will enthrall any fan with a universally heartwarming touch.