Myths are intended to break the spell of time and release us from the pressures and limitations of daily life. Myth speaks to the extraordinary in us and to the innate nobility of our souls. Hearing a mythic story awakens the myth living in each of us. As the story enters us, we enter the timeless territory of myth. We become mythic again, a knowing participant in our own story and a seeker near its source. For, being in a “mythic condition” allows us to reconnect to the core imagination at the center of our soul.Read more
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Storytelling can be a process of initiation that brings a person to understanding.Read more
It was always understood in the oral Storytelling tradition that the parents were not the spiritual guardians of the children, but rather the physical guardians. The parents’ job was to house, clothe, feed and protect the children from dangers, such as wild animals, floods, storms and so on. This translates for us today as “don’t……get off the bus while it’s still moving” etc. The expectation that the Parents could or should be able to supply everything for the child is false and causes a huge amount of frustration for the child and the parents. I would like to disabuse both parties of this false and unreasonable expectation.Read more
Who is Sam? Sam has come to the understanding that the stories and myths that we love to tell our children are in fact blue prints for our own psychological well being and give us a metaphorical pathway to the goal of our visit on earth, “The Mystical Marriage” or “Squaring the circle”.Read more
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