Mythology As A Way Of Truthtelling

POSTED May 6, 2020 IN

Written history often distorts truth and does not have the ability to reveal fully the underlying core values and potential of human culture as do myths. It is said that myth is encoded into our DNA and human intelligence. What’s more, it cannot be denied that humankind is in the midst of the turning of an age that offers the potential of our greatest creativity. It is a moment in time that can only be compared to the great Renaissance. Furthermore, it is the ancient role of storytelling that holds mythic truths that taps into imagination to reveal the beginnings amongst the endings. Enjoy these four dynamic storytellers and let your own imagination loose to guide you to your own inner genius.

A World of Wizards 
with Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Program 2531
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The Arthurian legend rises again in his novel, The Return of Merlin (Harmony 1995), which imaginatively explores timeless truths about intuition, good and evil, past, present and future, and how we ourselves are the creators of reality. “Mythology represents the truth,” says Chopra. “History is distortion.”  Read more »

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Co-Creating A Dream Of Modern Day Oz
with Jean Houston, Ph.D.

Program 3459
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A whirlwind tour of the authentic American myth of the Wizard of Oz. Houston answers the question of what it means to have a brain, a heart, and to act with courage. Using the characters of the scarecrow, tin man, lion, and Dorothy, Houston inspires us to follow our deep yearning in order to develop and contribute to a better world with our full human capacities.  Read more »

 Mythic Storytelling And The Ends Of Time
with Michael Meade

Program 3243
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We hear about the “ends of time” not only from religious quarters but from scientists as well. Could these many endings carry a different meaning without fear and an opportunity for deeper understanding? Meade believes that the role of storytelling holds mythic truths and taps into imagination that reveals the beginnings amongst the endings. Read more »

Discovering Your Personal Myth
with David Feinstein, Ph.D. and Stanley Krippner, Ph.D.Stanley Krippner

Program 2151
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What are the five stages of discovering your personal mythology and why is it important to understand it? How do cultural myths become personal ones? Probing the unconscious and uncovering the source of our behavior patterns serves as the focus for clarifying the role of myth in our personal lives as well as its extension to the culture. Read more »


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