In late January 2012 I asked a few questions of Dr. Martin Shaw regarding Daniel Deardorff’s approach, Associative Mythology. His gracious response resulted in the following insights to this fresh approach to myth:
What is Associative Mythology from your understanding?
Put as simply as possible – I view associative mythology as a departure from exclusively comparing one myth to another, and expanding into a much wider framework – poetry, biology, theatre,…Continue
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water sound symbol myth: building new nature-based myths (Video).
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Regenerator - Transition Tools for Mapping New Symbols, Songs & Mythology.
eBook 5 by Willi Paul, openmythsource.com
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A few words on possibility and the here and now at:
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Drinking from the Waters of Life: Transformation from Malaise to Aliveness in the Folktales “The Water of Life”, “Iron John”, and “Parsifal and the Fisher King”
Eric Diamond, Ph.D.
Gainesville Men’s Center
Men work on themselves in men’s groups, men’s gatherings , retreats, psychotherapy settings, coaching, growth experiences of many stripes, on vision quests, in recovery groups, and elsewhere. Such work may seek empowerment,…Continue
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“There is no greater suffering than the suffering of meaningless wounds.” I’ve said these words hundreds of times. The meaning making capacities of myth and ritual lead us out of passivity and victimhood. I have devoted myself to this premise of making meaning. Lately as I take stock of the variety of ways that people ascribe meaning to their lives I’ve begun to reconsider. What if a…Continue
Mythologist, author, storyteller, and musician Daniel Deardorff has lived a life-story with many twists and turns. Born Feb. 12, 1952, change came as an infant when he contracted polio. Unable to walk he’s used a wheelchair all his life, giving him a lived perspective that deeply informs his creative work. As a youngster he devoted his passion to art and music. At 22 he arrived in Los Angeles and…Continue
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Through living myth we bring ourselves into accord with the rhythms of the living world. Myths are stories that tell us sacred truths without the use of facts, they are filled with instinct, intelligence, and inspiration—which speak of what and where we are. Out of this sense of location and purpose, relatedness and identity, we begin the work of discovering and disclosing…Continue
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Hi, everyone! I enjoy making cards through the Soul Collage process. It's an adventure into the very depths of who I am, my desires, fears, triumphs, failures and views of life - from mystical, spiritual, reality-based or dream-time perceptions. I'm finding out more and more about the real me. Sometimes it's scary, most times it's insightful and I am embracing all of it because all of it is the real deal - ME!!!
Anyone else out there want to share about their adventures…Continue
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Nice to be among friends. I have been keen on myth which informed my training as a Jungian oriented traumatologist then, psychotherapist. God bless Joseph Campbell. He made all our work easier and more accessible. Glad to be aboard.
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Shamanator & the Cob Fire Hearts: New Myth 17. By Willi Paul
"The old Pennys Mall lost all of its bargains, security guards and petroleum…
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I have written this story from a fragment of myth that exists today about the River Dolphin. It is a tragic event that the River Dolphin of the Yangtze is now extinct, we can keep the Dolphin alive in the story and not forgotten. Please use this story if it can encourage discussion on the phases of extinctions that are taking place in our children’s world today.
Andreas Kornevall …
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What follows is an excerpt from the upcoming “A Branch From The Lightning Tree: Ecstatic Myth and the Grace in Wildness” (White Cloud Press, Spring 2011). So, onwards…
I want to deepen this idea of a crossroads, by how it relates both to initiatory practice and the relationship between speech and literature. It would be useful to get a sense of where the ideas in this book place themselves, situated both in oral myth-telling and the page.
The philosopher Jaques Derrida…Continue
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