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"5 New Nature-based Rituals for the Permaculture Transition"

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"Building a new sound symbol library for global community storytelling"
Videos + Teaching Support

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"The Talisman" - Interview with Mythologist Willi Paul
by Derek Joe Tennant, earthevolution.info

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Three Monoliths & Crystal Triangle Network, 2066 A.D .
New Myth #50, Myth Lab #9

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"Caldera - eBook 13"
Best PlanetShifter.com Magazine Interviews 2012-13


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“The LightDNA Boys from the Blue-Green Galaxy”
New Myth #49 & Myth Lab #8

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"Transition Visions from Parking Lots"
Premiere Video - The Sharing & ReSkilling Show
Host: http://www.planetshifter.com

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“New Sharing & Return Rituals & Their Symbols in Transition”
by Willi Paul, openmythsource.com

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“Mythography & the Universal Human” : Interview with
Allison Stieger, Principal at Mythic Stories
by Willi Paul, NewMythologist.com

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“Permaculture Transition & Sacrifice”

Sacrifice & New Mythology


"Sacrifice is a mythic act with spiritual rewards that builds community resilience. This does not however warrant the Hero label or a protracted journey back to Self. The community as a whole can now be the Hero with multiple gardens, re-organizations and community rituals emerging.

Clearly offerings are not sacrifices nor are daily reflections or prayers or TV rituals. The new sacrifice is entwined with new symbols and myths. Sacrifice is a component in the new myth generation."

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Myth Lab eBook 12 : New Myths #38 - #48
by Willi Paul, NewMythologist.com


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"SunDial Tribe @ Cascadia" - New Myth #48


The old train watch tower in the center of the Tribe circle and food forest was retrofitted over ten years ago with a lighthouse lens from a Bolinas, CA antique store. Legend has it that good spirits came with the 305 lb. orb, a beacon that generates more than shadows and a safe path home. The “Watch Tower” as the Tribe calls it, is a copy of a Detroit rail road look-out hut that was manned in support of human track switching much preferred over an electronic hand (and mandated by local law).

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“Myth Lab Live @ NW Permaculture Convergence 2013, Forest Grove, OR” : Report from Willi Paul

“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.”

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Myth Lab is a collaborative workshop that transforms an Artifact (i.e. – nature walk, street graffiti or a short story for example) with a five stage deductive process using Permaculture and Transition principles, Nature and alchemy. Each Myth Lab critiques the present state of our ecosystem and offers a positive way to vision the future. The product of this process is a New Myth.

8 Key Elements in the New Mythology includes:

1. Localization – back to sustainability and community; self-sufficiency
2. Nature- Centric
3. Spiritual
4. Future-based
5. Universal themes(s) and message
6. Para-Normal in conflict or characters
7. Initiation, Journey and Hero
8. Permaculture & Transition: values and principles

Integral to the Myth Lab experience is Mythic Imprintation, a creative stage that helps participants recognize and incorporate symbology, sounds, alchemy and visioning to re-purpose the Artifact into a mythic landscape.

See the entire report:

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Key Links in Support of this Work include:

Myth Lab

Myth Lab #7

New Myth #48

Artifact Video

Classroom Live Video

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“Spiraling into Permaculture & New Mythology”
Interview with Shari Tarbet, PhD., OSHER Institute
-- Willi Paul, NewMythologist.com


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"Symbols-2-Stories" : One of Many Kid-Friendly Activities
2013 NW Permaculture Convergence
Willi Paul, Designer / Facilitator

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“The Roundabout Food Forest Gang” New Myth #47
R Joyce, Please Touch Garden & Willi Paul, NewMythologist.com

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“2013 Myth Labs in SF & Portland”
By Willi Paul
& http://openmythsource.com

Myth Lab is designed as an interactive, open source and iterative experience. We need to build our own messages and new myths to support new community, food and governance systems. Examples and process details on the five stage process can be found at the Myth Lab website.

Each Myth Lab gathering starts with an actual neighborhood place or artifact for neighborhood activists and media savory collaborators where participants spend ~ 60 minutes analyzing a pre-selected Artifact to produce a new myth. Please see Myth Lab #5 and New Myth # 46 as an example of a New Myth. A process model is included that illustrates mythic imprinting with more depth. The goal for Myth Lab is to integrate permaculture, transition, Nature and sustainability with the values and struggles of the Chaos Era.

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“Mythic Visions & Rituals” - A Free Collaborative Event
Goal: Write a New Nature Myth based on the Tree of Life Mural Chicano Park
San Diego, CA. NewMythologist.com

event site:

Event Summary: Myth Lab - Tree of Life Mural
June 24 – 30, 2013

The “Tree of Life” mural is one of many urban art pieces that grace highway support beams in Chicano Park, San Diego, CA. To create a new myth around the “Tree of Life” mural, review the mural’s history and the Myth Lab process model. Use your reactions, ideas, plots and visions to create a new myth that supports nature and the culture celebrated in the painting. All submissions for New Myth #46 will be considered and published at Planetshifter.com Magazine & Network.
Willi Paul
New Mythologist & Transition Entrepreneur
newmythologist.com | PlanetShifter.com Magazine | openmythsource.com
@planetshifter @openmythsource @newmythologist
415-407-4688 | [email protected]