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

“Taking the Food Forest to City Hall” - International Permaculture Awareness Week. New Myth #78. Vision by Willi Paul, Media…Continue

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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

Tags: Harvest, Ice, Breaking, Celebrate, Women

“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 Kelly Fafard on June 11, 2012 at 7:36pm

Hi Willi,

Thanks for the welcome to the group. Sorry for the delayed response here... been away from my computer for a bit. I`m interrupting the flow of the discussion here but the first symbols I thought of were the triangle and the circle. The triange or tent, a man made structure, which to me represents connection. A tent is often used to occupy space within nature. It provides an opportunity for one to connect with and be a part of nature. I spent some time at our local occupy camp this past fall and what struck me most was the connections being formed... and for some I`m pretty sure found some of the most meaning connections of their lives. I think on so many levels occupy is about occupying our need for connection. The tent, like the pyramid, represents the collective and raising of collective consciousness.

The circle, the form in which GA meetings are held came to represent unity and equality... everyone is of equal distance to the centre... an important notion for a leaderless movement.

Comment by Scott Lampman on June 10, 2012 at 12:06am

When I think of symbols for 'Occupy', the first thing that popped into my head, was the image of a tribe, of 99 little people, taking down a big, evil giant, wearing a sign with a big 1% on it...I agree, the Guy Fawkes mask conjures images of the fox, clown, trickster etc., not a symbol I would use...

Comment by Willi Paul on June 9, 2012 at 8:25am

clever falseness? anger without a plan? broken windows. So many things to overthrow, eh? just plain phony alchemy!!

Comment by Christian Gerike on June 9, 2012 at 8:03am

Let's start with the Guy Fawkes mask. The idea of a mask is a bit disturbing to begin with, what Shadow aspects are being hidden, what is the conscious hiding in the unconscious that it doesn't want the light of day to see. Fawkes makes me think of faux, and also fox. Falseness and cleverness, or perhaps false cleverness, or clever falseness?  As for Guy himself, he wanted to overthrow the monarchy -- ok, sounds like a desireable political move -- but, replace it with a Catholic monarchy! Is this really what the "Occupy" folks want as a symbol for their movement. I do not get a feeling of an alchemical transmutation of base elements into more noble golden ones. I think we are perhaps seeing a confused exchange of elements, rather than a transformation of elements. 

Comment by Willi Paul on June 7, 2012 at 9:42am

What symbols are in this set? Why does occupy use them?


from: Symbols for the Permaculture Age? Interview with Paul Burley, author of The Sacred Sphere: Exploring Sacred Concepts & Cosmic Consciousness through Universal Symbolism.

Comment by Willi Paul on June 5, 2012 at 8:35am

Nice. The trick is to integrate all of your ideas! 

Comment by Christian Gerike on June 5, 2012 at 8:22am

I see the symbol of the tribal archetype as a combination of the following:


Beginning with this as the basic structure, add the following elements:

this indicates our relationship to both the earth and the other inhabitants

this indicates our relationship to the rest of life on the planet

this is the members of the community gathered/dancing around the central fire, this is a specific community, a specific fire, it is the small community that in the end we all participate in directly, previous graphics depicted our more universal abstract, though none-the-less, real connections


This is the heart at the center of the fire, representing the heart/hearth where the home is. 

Comment by Willi Paul on June 3, 2012 at 8:11am
Can you share a graphic representation of the tribal archetype? Ironically, I have basing my vision on the post-crash tribe. I have offered up many symbols but archetypes may need more construction.
Comment by Christian Gerike on June 3, 2012 at 6:55am

"One of the root conditions of the human animal relates to kinship libido, the archetype of the tribe, an archetype we need to "get" at the deepest level if we are to recognize and take action regarding our common interests in healing the planet that supports us and generates our individual development and unfolding."

~ Sharon Heath, 2012, A Jungian Alice in Social Media Land: Some Reflections on Solastalgia, Kinship Libido, and Tribes Formed on Facebook. Jung Journal: Culture & Psyche 6(2), pp. 110-127.

Comment by Willi Paul on June 2, 2012 at 4:32pm

This is the dominant symbol for permaculture ("the serpent").

Is it an archetype? A symbol mash? Neither? Part science (weather cycle), part biblical that tree & snake thing)... part hippie?

Permaculture is experiencing a split: some want a scared component while others want nothing to do with it!


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