“Mapping Future Myths for the Transition” – Workshop & Video – Willi Paul. The First Study of Myth Symposium, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA. 8/31 – 9/2 – 2012
Original Description – “Mapping Future Myths for the Transition.”
Classic mythology no longer plays a vibrant role in the current global Transition. We need to engineer new myths for the pending post-crash age that incorporate stories and values yet unforeseen. I will refine and present the mythic mandate process that I presented at the 2011 NW Permaculture Convergence for the Symposium.
Discussion Topics –
+ Participant Introductions: Share One Global Concern
+ Connections to New Myths?
+ Are Classic Myths Working?
+ Impact from “Current Myths?”
+ Kid’s Mythology and Social Media
+ What are Mythic Elements?
+ Confusion and Chaos = Knowledge?
+ harold and the purple crayon
+ Creation Myths
+ Story vs. Myth?
+ Neo-Tribalism & Back to Nature
+ Collective vs. Individual Myth Making?
+ The AIDS Quilt as Collective Story
+ Listening, Dreams and Myth Making
+ Myth & Cultural Boundaries?
+ The Earth Myth
+ Darwin’s Survival Myth
+ Christian Paradigm & Symbols
+ The Sociology of How We Live
+ Features of a New Mythos?
+ The Sacred & the Symbols.
+ The Archetypes
+ Local – Global Perspective
+ (Divine ) Reverence
+ The Internet as Myth Builder
Maps for Mapping Future Myths for the Transition (2 pages)