New Global Mythology


New Global Mythology

We are into the Transition Era where new alchemiespermaculture and Nature are morphing both values and landscapes.

Center hear: Are the classic myths still firing our spirits and stories? 

Join us on a grand journey, fueled by tunes, poetry, sound symbols and plows in the New Global Mythology.

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Interviews for Rethinking Permaculture Vernal Equinox Convergence: Everyday Strategies for Compassionate Living. 3/25 – 27, Kailash Ecovillage, Portland, OR.

Started by Willi Paul. Last reply by Bonnie Bright Jul 24, 2017. 1 Reply

“Spiritual Permaculture”Rethinking Permaculture Vernal Equinox Convergence: Everyday Strategies for Compassionate Living. 3/25 – 27, Kailash Ecovillage, Portland, OR. Interview with Ole Ersson,…Continue

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“Taking the Food Forest to City Hall” - International Permaculture Awareness Week. New Myth #78.

Started by Willi Paul Mar 10, 2016. 0 Replies

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“Sound Archetypes and the Four Seasons” -- Children’s Video and Documentation

Started by Willi Paul Mar 6, 2016. 0 Replies

“Sound Archetypes and the Four Seasons”Children’s Video and Documentationby Willi Paul, Media (+PDF)…Continue

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“The Clothes Line Garden Club” A Permaculture Fable for Children

Started by Willi Paul Mar 4, 2016. 0 Replies

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Comment by Paul Reynolds on November 3, 2016 at 9:36am

There seem to be a number of similarities in our take on the usefulness of modern myths. Certainly the decay of the west has been accelerated by the prostitution of public symbology by corporate media for superficial material fundamentalist outcomes and the destruction of our heritage.

I also see myths as front brain scaffolding that facilitate a sufficient structure that the rather chaotic unconscious archetypes can be translated into. PTSD for example is simply an inability by the ego consciousness to form containers to assimilate affect bound information into. The 2 posters are attempts like your perma-culture symbology to utilise contemporary motifs to offer more profound insights than the current Fox channel sound bite anaemia.

The internet does offer a more zeitgeist penetration with its ability to share imagery based memes, sadly most of them are tools of petty domination as seems to be the uneducated hominid way. You will see my my Apocalypse Now warriors journey of personal redemption schematic I am using a relatively modern episode to connect to ancient myths with a contemporary symbolic language. For example Odysseus odyssey is in fact a bronze age PTSD manual and his 10 year return from Troy is all the psychological stuff a war vet goes through after the horrors of the combat zone.

I also note your schematic indicating that archetypes and myths are evolving like everything else. However like Campbells work with Lucas the foundational structures are universal and to resonate with the unconscious they need to follow his 17 stage monomyth.

I have also introduced the notion of an archetypal eco-system as a means of describing any individuals subset of the macro superset. Much of what I see in PTSD is the billabong looking like a Pearl phenomena, where an original irritant is glossed over but really only ends up a polished blockage. This analogy of what I call the Trauma Protection System defined as the habitual array of neural firing patterns, typically triage coarse grained ones that act as the defense from the original trauma. To me it looks like a billabong, which is a section of the river that only flows in flood time and the rest of the time is stank and lifeless.

How to convince a sufferer to ditch a habitual certitude of a malignant coping posture for fresher landscapes is part of the Jungian adjuncting to Shamanism experiment I am conducting here.

Comment by Paul Reynolds on November 2, 2016 at 9:39am

What i am experimenting with here in the Amazon is leveraging post shamanic ceremony participants malleable mind space.  US domestic life is structurally enforced to contract ones personal history window and the history of the collective unconscious.  This renders their world view anemic and prone to skewed certitude, like giving a snake oil salesman demagogue the keys to the US nukes.

My personal journey has benefited greatly from studying the history of everything from 16.8 B years ago.  I used to think myth was too fluffy to be of practical use, however now that i have done a lot of Joseph Campbell material its relevance for species wide cohesion seems inescapable.

However modern expressions of the underlying fundamentals need contemporary motifs and to this ens i developed the 2 posters on Shamanic Pilgrimages and Warriors journey of personal redemption based on Apocalypse Now and Campbells Heros Journey.

People who are doing something as radical as going to the jungle are definetley ready for some macro paradigms to allow them to place their own personal spacio-temporal position.  I hope this might mature the current use of mythology from being a vague compass to a more precise GPS for the psyche.  The later facilitating knowing where you are, where you want to go and an estimation of how to get there.

Comment by Willi Paul on November 2, 2016 at 8:50am

Very good. We are also connected vis now. Looking forward to your ideas.  - WOX

Comment by Paul Reynolds on November 2, 2016 at 5:01am

I have asked Bonnie to look at the technical issue

in the meantime they are also published on

Comment by Willi Paul on November 1, 2016 at 6:55pm

Paul - I don't see the posters?

Comment by Paul Reynolds on November 1, 2016 at 4:06pm

I have uploaded the posters i believe are here

They are early attempts to use archetypal symbology rather than text to explain 2 modern trends.

Shamanic Pilgrims to the Amazon and
Vets with PTSD

Comment by Willi Paul on November 1, 2016 at 3:36pm

" ... 2 posters on my page?" Please explain. Paul. Thx

Comment by Paul Reynolds on November 1, 2016 at 10:53am

Greetings all

I am currently working on developing some modern myths to replace the coarse grained archaic ones we live by and have 2 posters on my page about this.

One uses Apocalypse Now recast as a modern myth for the warriors journey of personal redemption. This is specifically for War Vets with PTSD that i am working with in conjunction with the amazonian shamans. It is deliberately an archetypal symbol format that facilitates non-academic consumption and plots the path to facing the horror or the PTSD war wound.

The second is the Shamanic Pilgrims adventure which is also in its first draft for War Vets as well. However i intend to broaden it to include ontological seekers taking on a Jungian individuation journey.

I invite comments on its effectiveness as a modern myth. Perhaps with practice i can elaborate this to a Tolkien grade framework?

Comment by Arthur George on July 22, 2014 at 9:38pm

Paula, Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California, is full of such courses, which is grad school, so if that's your situation I would check that out. I'm not the best person to advise on other grad programs or any undergrad.

Comment by Paula Krizan on July 22, 2014 at 8:25pm

Hello~this may not be the place to inquire, but perhaps someone may have insight as to what universities offer Jungian Psychology courses. I am interested in Archetypal and Women's studies, in particular. Your thoughts and comments are most welcome. Thank you! Paula


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