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.
Most of us are trapped in the stories we tell ourselves. Archetypes, such as are found in the Greek myths, can trigger a story in our brain that helps us notice opportunities, props, and characters that may have been invisible to us. They change what we are noticing and can enhance our narrative intelligence and encourage us to tap into our potential. Read more »
Here Houston takes us on a whirlwind tour of the authentic American myth of the Wizard of Oz. She 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. She’s the author of The Wizard of Us: Transformational Lessons From Oz. Read more »
Meade advises us that we must break the spell of normalcy itself and we must accept the presence of uncertainty. However, the good news is that with every ending there is a new beginning. This deep dialogue explores the collective rite of passage we are experiencing and how using the wisdom of myths gives us a roadmap to the renewal of life itself. Read more »
Here we climb the attic steps and kneel before an old trunk, lift the lid and allow ancient tales to rush out and pierce our hearts and souls with their wisdom. Our guide in this quest is Martin Shaw who invites us to look at folktales not as therapy, not as giving advice but as tributaries that lead us to the bigger river of essential truths that nourish our lives. Read more »