“There were moments of sheer brilliant magic that left me gasping for breath.”
- Stephen Moser, The Austin Chronicle, on Aerial Multimedia Stage Show, "Land Without Evil"
Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2013
Shamanism is enjoying a strong revival all over the world and Matthew J Pallamary, an authority on shamanism and multiple award-winning author, is bringing this ancient practice to Santa Barbara via the page, stage, internet and TV/Film Screens this May and June in his “Shamanism in the Arts” tour. Shamanism is a prehistoric tradition connecting individuals with nature and the spirit world, to attain physical and mental transformation while infusing deeper meaning into one’s life.
Matthew J Pallamary knows personal transformation. From a poverty-stricken, gang kid in Dorchester, Massachusetts, to both a shamanic author with fans like Ray Bradbury and a spiritual healer in the Amazon jungle, Pallamary has a significant life arc. As a twenty-five year veteran teacher at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference (SBWC), he teaches how transformation makes for great stories in novels, plays and film. “Shamans were the first storytellers,” says Pallamary, “And a shaman’s transformational journey has unique parallels to Joseph Campbell’s ‘Hero’s Journey’.”
Recently, the author's tribal epic novel, “Land Without Evil” was adapted into a sold-out aerial stage musical and visual multimedia show in Austin, Texas in December 2012 and PBS created a documentary film on the making of the production. Pallamary collaborated on the script and is currently penning a screenplay adaptation of his critically acclaimed novel for prospective movie production. On June 11, SBWC will host a one-night only Premiere Screening of his adapted novel turned aerial multimedia show “Land Without Evil,” and its PBS documentary film of the making of the show. Stephen Moser from "The Austin Chronicle" raved, “There were moments of sheer brilliant magic that left me gasping for breath.”
Upcoming Santa Barbara Event Dates for the “Shamanism in the Arts” Tour:
5/7/13: Interview on Santa Barbara’s Indie Authors TV.
5/9/13: 2 hour Seminar from his 3-day workshop, “A Shamanic Approach to Story Structure”, to the Screenwriters Association of Santa Barbara at Brooks Institute, 27 E. Cota Street, SB from 7-9 p.m., on how shamanism increases the dramatic and emotional depth, soul, and meaning into writers’ stories and lives. Free to the public.
5/13: Interview on Santa Barbara TV show "Literary Gumbo".
6 /8-13: Teaching his popular “Phantastic Fiction” Workshop at the SBWC, which specializes on literature of the visionary, supernatural, metaphysical, horror, fantasy, and science fiction.
6/11, 8:30 p.m.: New book launch, “The Infinity Zone - A Transcendent Approach to Peak Performance” at the SBWC, Hyatt Santa Barbara, Main Ballroom at 1111 E. Cabrillo Boulevard. Based on the science of Einstein and Rudolf Steiner, “The Infinity Zone” explains how to harness the body’s energy at the nexus of perfect form and motion to increase mental and physical abilities. Free to the public.
6/11, 9 p.m.: Premiere Screenings of both the PBS documentary film (25 min), followed by the “Land Without Evil” full-length aerial multimedia musical stage show (70 min) at the Hyatt Santa Barbara, Main Ballroom at 1111 E. Cabrillo Boulevard. Free to the public.
Through these live and recorded appearances and screenings, Pallamary hopes people understand that the art of shamanic healing is more than just a triumph over tragedy; it’s about transformation as a way of life. A good life.
To book Matt for interviews, speaking engagements or for his "Shamanic Approach to Story Structure" Workshop, please contact Margaux Hession Creative at http://www.margauxhessioncreative.com. For more on Matt and Shamanism, friend Matt Pallamary on Facebook, follow him on Twitter: @cassouac or visit mattpallamary.com.