“2013 Myth Labs in SF & Portland.” Presented by Willi Paul, NewMythologist.com & openmythsource.com
Myth Lab is designed as an interactive, open source and iterative experience. We need to build our own messages and new myths to support new community, food and governance systems. Examples and process details on the five stage process can be found at the Myth Lab website.
Each Myth Lab gathering starts with an actual neighborhood place or artifact for neighborhood activists and media savory collaborators where participants spend ~ 60 minutes analyzing a pre-selected Artifact to produce a new myth. Please see Myth Lab #5 and New Myth # 46 as an example of a New Myth. A process model is included that illustrates mythic imprinting with more depth. The goal for Myth Lab is to integrate permaculture, transition, Nature and sustainability with the values and struggles of the Chaos Era.
165 Grove Street
San Francisco, CA
Saturday, July 20
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
On Saturday we will explore Please Touch Garden as the Artifact, using a five step process to explore and write a New Myth together.
Possible questions for our collaboration include:
+ What is a garden?
+ What are some of the past, present and future scientific and sacred interpretations of the Garden?
+ What classic and new myths and rituals use the garden as the focus for community celebrations?
+ How does science and spirit work together at the Garden?
+ What symbols are found here and in your backyard garden?
+ How does the permaculture garden at 18th and Rhode Island in SF relate to Please Touch Garden?
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2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR
Saturday, July 3
10 – 12 am
The NWPCC Myth Lab will generate a New Myth using a special video Artifact (soundtrack + photo) entitled: “Watch Tower”: http://youtu.be/jAxn9n5tz1k
Questions for this Myth Lab may include:
+ How does sound support our mythic senses to vision a new world?
+ How do we translate or transmutate sound into visual cues, messages and global action?
+ What is initiation in the Myth Lab process as Joseph Campbell describes it?
+ How can we map the sound alchemy as it supports the visual image?
About Mr. Paul –
As a green certified business and sustainability consultant, Willi Paul launched PlanetShifter.com Magazine on Earth Day 2009 to build a database of interviews and articles about innovation, sustainability, and the mystic arts. His bliss renewed in 2011 when he designed openmythsource.com to produce new mythic stories with modern alchemies. His work now focuses on what is sacred is to us, the community building power of permaculture and the transformative energy in the new alchemy (ex: soil, sound, digital) and global mythologies. Willi earned his permaculture design certification in August 2011 at the Urban Permaculture Institute, SF. Please see his cutting-edge article at the Joseph Campbell Foundation and his pioneering videos on YouTube. Please view his consulting site at NewMythologist.com.