"Stories have their own life
Stories that were once
true and potent grow old
This is happening to
the great myths of Western
In particular, two related stories have built the
world we know today, and both of them are nearing their end.
The first of these world-creating stories is the
Story of Ascent.
has risen from a state of nature,
a state of scientific ignorance
and technological impotence, to becoming
nature's lords and masters.
We have harnessed natural forces,
mysteries of the universe, overcome
natural limitations with
The story claims that one day our understanding and
control of nature will be complete,
thanks to nanotechnology, space travel, zero-point
energy, social and genetic
second defining story of Western civilization is our
Story of Self:
we are discrete and separate
beings living in an objective universe.
Few people today greet the
Story of Ascent with the same
near-universal fervor of, say, the 1950s, as all the promises of technotopia
(the end of disease, unlimited energy, a leisure society, space colonies) fade
ascent, is the new
paradigm, and this collapse ushers in new realization of connectedness, of
and along with it the end of the story of the discrete and separate self.
The independent, unencumbered man of reason no longer beckons as an
ideal: we crave community,
story is defined as a narration, account, report or recital regarding the
aspects of an event or a series of past events, either true or
Seven basic plots tell the human tale.All revolve around the Journey to
Tales have been historically told to relate experience to
those without it.
hero, on behalf of a community, sets out
to slay Malevolence.
Malevolence personifies the dark power of the
Rags to RichesSelfish figures
overshadow the disregarded
The hero is eventually
revealed as a miracle worker in the end.
The hero struggles to reach a far off priceless
In the end the power of
darkness is overcome,
treasure is secured and the
kingdom is established.
Journey and Return
The hero drops out of
a familiar world into an abnormal world.
Its strangeness, at first exhilarating, gradually turns to nightmare
in a final thrilling escape, the hero
return to where he began.
this is confusion remaining
Misunderstanding is finally resolved as
darkness gives way to
A hero initially enjoys
dreamlike success but gradually the
dream turns into nightmare
through the dark power of the
A hero is imprisoned by
egotistical power in
a state of Zombism,
similar to the
living death that encompasses
all who strive endlessly for
Eventually the hero is liberated by
a redeeming figure, to
end yet again on an
light triumphing over
and love over
death and separation.
Understanding how each of these plots
work is the gateway to unraveling the
mystery of how stories work, and why
we tell them.
shape an instinctive drive to create and follow stories.
legends, myths and fables that survive
the centuries all follow one of the seven basic plots of
Rags to Riches,
Voyage and Return,
that resonates with all humankind is the
archetypical image of a man and a woman
together triumphing over darkness,
which is still the most completely resolved happy ending
to any narrative.
"There is intrinsic value in our myths, and if our
children studied them earnestly, they would see elements common to all myths
They would learn that the
Babylonians had many
creation myths and that the most famous one was not about
Marduk but about
a garden, the first garden:
the Judeo-Christian biblical creation myth has its roots in Babylonian myth."-
Legend is defined as:
A popular cultural narrative accepted as
illustrating cultural ideals and
A traditional cultural narrative
explaining aspects of the symbiotic relation by
ethics, traditional customs and
ideals of a culture through
descended gods and
larger than life heroes that
serve as archetypes in the
the social cultural
legenda story about human avatars
a narrative of romanticized
an unverified historical
narrative unsubstantiated by
the historical record that may or may not be originally based on a fable or
Legend suggest there was a queen named Scheherazade who had
been captured and sentenced to death by the Sultan Schahriah of Arabia.
In order to save her life she told him tales of intrigue and adventure,
stopping at the most exciting part, so he would have to keep her
alive for one more night to
hear the ending of the fable.
legend states that after 1,001 nights, the Sultan granted her freedom and she
became his wife.
She then recorded the fables so all could enjoy
These fables included 'Sinbad the Sailor', 'Ali Baba and The
Forty Thieves', 'The Barber's story of
his First Brother', 'The
story of the Husband and the Parrot' and 'Aladdin and the Magic
Legend comes from the Latin adjective legenda, "for reading,
to be read," which referred only to written
narratives, not to traditional tales transmitted
orally from generation to generation.
This restriction also applied
to the English word legend when it was first used in the late 14th century in
reference to written accounts of saints' lives, but ever since the 15th century
legend has been used to refer to traditional narrative myths as
We now speak of the legendary accomplishments of a major-league
baseball star or the legendary voice of a famous
opera singer, anyone or anything whose fame promises to be
a deliberately improbable account;
a tale of legendary exploits;
tale told to excite wonder;
an imaginative tale, intended to instruct and
a short mythical
narrative of supernatural events;
a short moral tale (often with animal
moral narrative making an edifying or cautionary point;
a connected series of events, forming
the subject of an epic or dramatic poem.
a fictitious narration
often employing animal characters that speak and act like humans intended to
enforce some useful truth or
a short narrative;
common talk with a central
a rumor or piece
of gossip, often malicious or untrue;
a narrative that relates the details of
some real or imaginary event or incident;
an incredible or misleading fable for children using
fantastic accounts to create desired behavior.
Aesop was a storyteller and
philosopher who lived
in ancient Greece around 300 BC.
Many of his fables feature animals as
main characters, facing the same situations humans face everyday.
Aesop's fables showed how a human problem can be solved or how a human
lesson is learned.
They typically dealt with emotions such as jealousy,
laziness, and lying and were designed for the enlightenment and amusement of
children as a stepping stone to the Greek
pantehon of gods.
Hans Christian Anderson, who lived in Denmark in
the 19th century, as a child was considered ugly and had very few friends.
As a 'loner' he read
quite a bit and dreamed even more.
At 14 years of age Hans moved to Copenhagen and tried his hand as an
actor when his father died.
At the age of 30, he decided to write down
the tales he had been collecting and telling to children across the countryside
to pay for his travels.
These tales, such as "The Princess and the
Pea", "The Emperor's New
Clothes" and "The Ugly Duckling" became treasured classical moral fables
told to all of the Creator and Sustainer's children.
Jacob and Wilhelm
Grimm were brothers who lived
in Germany in the 19th century.
After their parents died, the brothers
traveled around the country and gathered tales from the local inhabitants.
Upon the publication of the tales they had gathered, the brothers
Included in their collection of stories are "The Wolf and the Fox", "Hansel and
Gretel"and "Snow White and
the Seven Dwarves".
The fables of Aesop, Hans Christian Anderson and
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm became intertwined within Western culture, enriching
and enhancing lives with entertaining fables bearing
parableA short fictitious narrative illustrating a
moral or religious lesson.
moral tale often with animal characters as in
A placing beside; a comparison; equivalent to the
Hebrew mashal, a similitude.
A short allegorical story designed to
illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or
statement or comment that conveys a meaning indirectly by the use of
comparison, analogy or metaphor.
Instruction through parables has been in
use from before recorded history and this comprises the Oral
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