IT IS TIME TO REDESIGN
AND REDEFINE OUR HUMAN STORIES
“Our human world is made of stories. They flow through the veins of our societies like blood; unseen and yet vital to the course of our lives. They are our primary way of making sense of our experiences and the course of our lives; personally and collectively.”
Genevieve Boast, Tough Bliss
STORYTELLING TO STORYMAKING
The telling of stories is an ancient art form. They create and weave together our cultures, systems and societies and are our primary way of making meaning in life. They can appear ingrained and hard to change but the reality is that our stories are themselves in a constant process of evolution. Just like us. Just like life. All we need in order to consciously change them are the keys and practices that move us from the ethereal world of dreams, visions and words into the tangible, material world of actions. We need our storytelling to inform and invigorate our storymaking. It is for this reason that Beyond Human Stories exists.
THE RESTORY CYCLE
The process of retsorying our lives is an alchemical journey. It takes our essential spark of genius that we are born with, through a process of tests where we experience ourselves as isolated and alone in the world in various ways. Through our struggle’s and challenges, the elements of our deeper story start to join together, giving us clues to our personal mythology. From here, if we are brave enough, we undergo a process of death and metamorphosis where the imaginal cells of our authentic narrative fuse into a new identity.
THIS REINITIATION LEADS TO THE EVENTUAL DISTILLATION OF OUR GIFTS AND THE FINAL STAGE OF UNITY WHERE ‘ME’ MERGES COMPLETELY WITH ‘WE’ AND THE STORY OF INTERCONNECTION IS BROUGHT ALIVE THROUGH US INTO THE WORLD.
OUR ARCHETYPES ARE CHANGING
As our stories evolve, so do the characters that form them. Throughout recorded history certain core human archetypes have danced through our collective imaginations. All we must do is look to a myth-making system like Hollywood or indeed the Tarot to see how our understanding of the archetypal nature of life has changed and continues to do so. Archetypes like the Hero, Guru and Fool are still present and yet have evolved into new forms. The core archetypes we are seeing in the world right now are trans-gender, trans-culture, trans-dogma. They are archetypes that appeal to our transforming human mythology and unite rather than separate us.
THEY ARE THE ADVENTURERS, REBELS, WARRIORS AND LOVERS OF OUR NEW AGE.