Mythology- new myths for the modern world
In essence a myth is a story that expresses an underlying truth; it explains it in easily understood images and makes it more accessible. It uses symbols so that listeners can access layers of understanding as they think about the myth over the years as they grow, so that it resonates with new meaning each time we hear it. Which old myths speak to current issues, and do you have myths that might help illustrate how we can best resolve the new problems we are dealing with today?
Shamanism in the Modern World
Normally associated with primitive societies, Shamans are alive, well, and working effectively in the modern world of IPhones, Facebook, and Hybrid Vehicles. The panel discussion will seek to define exactly what a Shaman is and does, the basic principles involved with Shamanic work, the role of the Shaman in the modern world, and what it means to be a practicing Shaman today.