“Legendary totemic beings wanderedover the continent in the Dreamtime,singing out the name of everything thatcrossed their path - birds, animals, plants,rocks, waterhold - and so singing theworld into existence.Even today, when an Aboriginal mothernotices the ﬁrst stirring of speech in herchild, she lets it handle the things of thatparticular country: leaves, fruit, insectsand so forth. The child at its mothersbreast, will toy with the thing, talk to it,test its teeth on it, learn its name, repeatits name.”BRUCE CHATWIN
“And God said: Let manhave dominion of the ﬁshof the sea, and over thefowl of the air. and overthe cattle, and over all theearth, and over everycreeping thing thatcreepeth over the earth.”GENESIS 1, 26
CONVENTIONSTHE CONVENTIONS OF THE SECTORTHE ROOT CAUSES OF THE PROBLEMTHE WORLDVIEWS THAT CREATE IT
THIS IS BECAUSE IT IS GENERALLY BELIEVEDTHAT...
CONSCIOUSNESSSHIFTTHE INSIGHTFUL REALIZATION, THETRANSFORMATION, THE CREATIVE LEAP,THE NEW WAY OF THINKING
SO ACTUALLY THE REALLY CHALLENGE ISHOW TO...I HAVE PERCEIVED THAT REALLY THIS ISWHAT IS HAPPENING...THE BOON!
1. THE ORDINARY WORLD. The hero, uneasy, uncomfortable or unaware, isintroduced sympathetically so the audience can identify with the situation ordilemma. The hero is shown against a background of environment, heredity,and personal history. Some kind of polarity in the heroʼs life is pulling in differentdirections and causing stress.2. THE CALL TO ADVENTURE. Something shakes up the situation, either fromexternal pressures or from something rising up from deep within, so the heromust face the beginnings of change.3. REFUSAL OF THE CALL. The hero feels the fear of the unknown and triesto turn away from the adventure, however brieﬂy. Alternately, another charactermay express the uncertainty and danger ahead.4. MEETING WITH THE MENTOR. The hero comes across a seasonedtraveler of the worlds who gives him or her training, equipment, or advice thatwill help on the journey. Or the hero reaches within to a source of courage andwisdom.5. CROSSING THE THRESHOLD. At the end of Act One, the hero commits toleaving the Ordinary World and entering a new region or condition withunfamiliar rules and values.6. TESTS, ALLIES AND ENEMIES. The hero is tested and sorts out allegiancesin the Special World.
7. APPROACH TO THE IN-MOST CAVE. The hero and newfound alliesprepare for the major challenge in the Special world.8. THE ORDEAL. Near the middle of the story, the hero enters a central spacein the Special World and confronts death or faces his or her greatest fear. Outof the moment of death comes a new life.9. THE REWARD. The hero takes possession of the treasure won by facingdeath. There may be celebration, but there is also danger of losing the treasureagain.10. THE ROAD BACK. About three-fourths of the way through the story, thehero is driven to complete the adventure, leaving the Special World to be surethe treasure is brought home. Often a chase scene signals the urgency anddanger of the mission.11. THE RESURRECTION. At the climax, the hero is severely tested oncemore on the threshold of home. He or she is puriﬁed by a last sacriﬁce, anothermoment of death and rebirth, but on a higher and more complete level. By theheroʼs action, the polarities that were in conﬂict at the beginning are ﬁnallyresolved.12. RETURN WITH THE BOON. The hero returns home or continues thejourney, bearing some element of the treasure that has the power to transformthe world as the hero has been transformed.
UNCONSCIOUS SOLUTIONUNCONSCIOUS PROBLEM CONSCIOUS SOLUTION CONSCIOUS PROBLEM
CHARISMA THE ORCHESTRATOR VISIONARY, WISE CREATOR OF IDEAS AND INSPIRATION GENERATES NEW CONTEXTS LOOKS FOR NEW FUTURES BALANCES TEAMS THE TEENAGER CHILDISH, PETULANT LOOKS AFTER THEMSELVES REJECTS GROUP (BUT WANTS THEIR SUPPORT)
COMMITMENT THE CHAMPION STRONG, COMMITTED FIGHTS TEAM BATTLES SAYS WHAT NEEDS TO BE SAID ACTION-ORIENTED THE TERRORIST NEEDY, COWARDLY ATTACKS WITHOUT VALUE FEELS HARD DONE BY DRAINS ENERGY AND MOODS
CONNECTIVITY THE PEACEMAKER CALMING, EMPATHIC SOLVES DISPUTES CONNECTED TO OTHERS UNDERSTANDS MOTIVATIONS THE OPPORTUNIST FLAKY, CALCULATING FLITS BETWEEN IDEAS AND PEOPLE SWITCHES ALLEGIANCES
CREATIVITY THE ARCHITECT: TRANSFORMATIVE, CATALYTIC, CURIOUS SEES PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS USES SUITE OF TOOLS TO SHIFT THINGS MAKES CHANGE WITH MINIMAL EFFORT THE SABOTEUR PESSIMISTIC, SPIKY USES TOOLS TO TANK PROJECTS AND DESTROY PEOPLE
ARCHETYPE TASK MOTTO SURVIVEORPHAN LIFE IS SUFFERING DIFFICULTY LIFE IS ANWANDERER FIND YOURSELF ADVENTURE PROVE YOURWARRIOR LIFE IS A BATTLE WORTH SHOW TO THE GREATERALTRUIST GENEROSITY GOOD ACHIEVEINNOCENT LIFE IS JOY HAPPINESS TRANSFORM YOUR CREATING THEMAGICIAN LIFE / WORLD WORLD I WANT
“The ability to see ourlives as stories ratherthan unrelated, randomevents increases thepossibility for signiﬁcantand purposeful action.”DANIEL TAYLOR
"Those who do not havepower over the story thatdominates their lives— the power to retell it,rethink it, deconstruct it,joke about it, and changeit as times change -truly are powerless,because they cannot thinknew thoughts.”SALMAN RUSHDIE
"Be patient towardeverything unresolved inyour heart and try tolove the questionsthemselves... the point isto live everything... livethe questions now.”RAINER MARIA RILKE