"Let's Write New Stories, Songs and Myths Together!" Myth Lab 2018. A Free Planetshifter.com eWorkshop. Sign-up at Google Groups - Feb. 19 - March 9, 2018. Instructor: Willi Paul, Mythologist
"Let's Write New Stories, Songs and Myths Together!" Myth Lab 2018. A Free Planetshifter.com eWorkshop. Sign-up at Google Groups - Feb. 19 - March 9, 2018. Instructor: Willi Paul, Mythologist

"Let's Write New Stories, Songs and Myths Together!" Myth Lab 2018

A Free Planetshifter.com eWorkshop
Feb. 19 - March 9, 2018
Instructor: Willi Paul, Mythologist

Download the Course Description and Schedule (pdf)
http://communityalchemy.com/mythlab2018/mythlab2018.pdf

Sign-up at Google Groups
https://groups.google.com/d/forum/myth-lab-2018

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Co-Sponsors Include:

Openmythsource (FB)
https://www.facebook.com/OpenMythSource/

New Mythology, Permaculture & Transition (LI)
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/5080106

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Mythology refers to the various stories collected of a group of people. It is a feature of every culture, particularly ancient cultures. Myths convey belonging, shared religious experiences, behavioral patterns and moral/practical lessons.

- Outcomes -

1. Participants write and publish a story, song or a universal myth

2. We will consider how the workshop helps to advance the theories of Creation and Community - Participatory Mythologies

- Major Topics and Values -

Permaculture - Community Sharing
Transition - Localization
Nature - Preservation

- Selected Themes -

Toxic Seeds
Backyard Gardens & Food Forests
The Refuge Ark
Recycling & Land-fill Grow
Species Extinction
Fracking
Gun Violence
Rewilding
Green Tech

- Story Drivers -

Sounds
Symbols
Archetypes
Artifacts
Alchemy

- Process Schedule (Asynchronous Event) -

2/5 - 18: Participants sign-up at Google Groups (free) and introduce themselves with bio (preferred)
2/19: Review Resources; Q+A time
2/21: Participants select theme and complete journey map
2/22 - 26: Write draft story or myth
2/27 - 28: Group critique of drafts
3/1 - 3/7: Final writing session
3/9: Completed work due; mythology theory discussion; workshop critique
3/24: Illustrated stories, songs and myths published on Planetshifter.com & Network

- Resources -

- 12 Elements of Modern Myths - 1. Sci-Fi & Para-normal 2. Universal struggle 3. Journey, Initiation, Community as Hero 4. Permaculture and Transition Values and Symbols 5. Eco-Alchemy 6. Nature is Sacred 7. Threat of apocalypse 8. Symbols & Artifact Initiated 9. New rituals and traditions 10. Rewilding 11. Resilience 12. Sound Archetypes (W. Paul, updated 2017)

New Myths
http://www.planetshifter.com/myth/56

The Chaos Era (The Band)
http://www.planetshifter.com/myth/2519

Willi's eBooks
http://www.planetshifter.com/myth/2115

"SAVANNA - Sound Myth #3" - Video + Sound Storyboard by Willi
http://www.planetshifter.com/myth/2501

"Journey Mapping - Sound Archetypes and the New Mythology" with Research Questions
http://www.planetshifter.com/myth/2496

- Myth Lab Examples -

Texting Joseph Campbell - Five Methods to Design New Stories & Myths. eBook #18
http://communityalchemy.com/TJC/TJC.pdf

"The Tower of Fire and The Resilient Human" - AD 2029. New Myth #93. Myth Lab #12
http://www.planetshifter.com/myth/2423

"Myth Lab Live @ NW Permaculture Convergence 2013, Forest Grove, OR": Report from Willi Paul
http://www.planetshifter.com/myth/2132