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Why we need new myths, poems, songs, and rituals?
“Just before his death Joseph Campbell was interviewed by Bill Moyers and that interview was later turned into the documentary, “The Power of Myth.” In this interview he postulated the idea that humanity was in need of new mythologies. Ones that were not rooted in the ancient world as all our current ones are. But myth’s that would help us navigate this new and strange world we are creating.”
Long-held institutions like the Catholic Church and governments like the City of Detroit have failed while corporations are fighting each other to frack our land and steal water rights. Capitalism will surely fail in the near term as climate changes raises the stakes on who has food to eat and land to live on. We are the Chaos Era.
We are running ourselves into the ground.
What now? A so-called Transition Era. 50 – 75 years from now what will our children believe? Sing? Will they find the tools and a healthy spirit to build a new world culture, based on sustainability values, local connections and alternative tools like permaculture and green technology? Or just more disposable gadgets and online communities driven by selfishness and advertising?
I believe processes like Myth Lab can pull us together – and past the darkness we face.
Myth Lab is a filter, a mapping process to a new world that is coming quickly: