In the etymological and true sense of the word, initiation means “to put on a path, to introduce someone into a way.” It involves a dynamic projection starting from an initially static position.
Learning how to recognize and work with the dominant stories in your
dreams can have a profound effect on self-growth, future decision
making, and your private investigations into the meaning of the cosmos.
Once upon a time, the universe was sacred and unfathomable by simple
emanation. Humans accepted the operations of nature as the mirror and
counterpart to their own existence. Before quarks and
Big Bangs, they called it Spider Woman and Corn Mother. These are not fables; they are hard-won intuitions of something
All religious traditions employ the theme — Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, and Mohammad left home. Indigenous seekers go into the wilderness alone to fast and pray. Exile is basic to the great epic literatures. It means
setting aside security and comfort and shoving off for parts unknown with no road map and no guarantee of
finding your way.
Most critiques of conspiracy theories dispute the author's evidence, logic, and
sources, and impugn his sanity, intelligence, or integrity. While such critiques often have merit, they tend to go after the low-hanging
fruit. Giving the best of the genre a fair
reading, however, the impartial reader realizes that something strange is going
Despite the exciting creative possibilities posed by new
media, the danger presented
by the presence of myth in modern media is paramount, and must be considered
outside the mythic framework of industry, which reduces the
material world to a matrix of profit and risk.
Myth is so entrenched in the nature of business
that it is often overlooked within the advertising rhetoric of capitalism, even
if the building of a mythology is the centerpiece of all effective branding. Myth may be encoded in any medium, but its defining characteristic is its