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The Genius Myth proposes that each person born participates in the genius of life and the world at this time is in great need of an awakening of the genius qualities hidden in each of us. In a rapidly changing world faced with seemingly impossible problems, it becomes important to understand that each person has something to contribute to the solutions.
Both timely and timeless, this book is essential for anyone, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or social status, who seeks to awaken their own genius and learn how they can help heal nature and renew culture.
The culmination of decades of work with at-risk youth and at-risk people, this book combines dramatic real life experiences with compelling mythic tales and a profound exploration of the wisdom of genius.
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The first adventure of life requires that we survive basic challenges and strive to establish ourselves in the common world. However, the Second Adventure leads in a different direction as it involves a descent to find the original project of the soul and the unique style that each person brings to life. This deeper adventure may require that we risk all that we have in order to learn the destination our soul is aimed at. The Second Adventure leads to the bridge that connects the mind and the heart as well as the individual soul and the Soul of the World. Crossing the bridge requires that we recognize our deepest longings and find some healing for our essential wounds.
Join mythologist and storyteller Michael Meade for an intensive four-day retreat. Because each soul is unique in some way, each person’s path through life takes on a unique shape. We may follow a particular practice or system of belief, but one day we must step off the given path in order to learn where our inner spirit would have us go and how our soul would have us contribute to the continuance of the world.
Spirit would have us reach for the heights of imagination, follow the flights of genuine thought, and touch the mysterious unity of the world; while soul would have us descend to a deep knowledge of earthly beauty and the essential diversity that sustains both human community as well as nature’s enormous vitality. In the betwixt and between where spirit and soul meet the forces of mythic imagination and great nature conspire to shape ever renewing ways for the individual to grow and the creation of the world to continue.
"We must step onto the pathless path in order to learn where our inner spirit would have us go and how our soul would have us contribute to the continuance of the world."
- Michael Meade
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The world is churning all around us, overheating with climate change as well as intensifying cultural conflicts and tragedies. Amidst a worldwide shaking up and breaking down there can be no single idea, specific political movement, or patented belief system that can save us. All kinds of ingenious solutions are needed; all types of inspiration, invention, and originality are now required. The idea of a genius self already present and trying to awaken within each of us may serve us better than more common notions of a heroic solution.
Each person born, regardless of race or ethnicity, gender identity or social status participates in the genius of life in some unique way. Thus, each person has something to give to the world, each is subject to a calling and is needed at this time. Everyone has something to give if they give from their essential nature.
As the problems of the world grow massive and loom huge around us, join us for this mythic intensive that considers the essential uniqueness and genuine inheritance of the individual soul. Amidst the increasing polarization and nihilism of modern life there needs to be a sense that something in the human soul remains resilient, creative, and capable of renewal. The question becomes how might you become an agent of ongoing creation; how might your genius contribute to your own well-being and benefit the world around you.
Mosaic is a network of artists, activists, community builders, healers, and spiritual teachers working in innovative ways to develop cross-cultural alliances, mentoring relationships, and forms of community healing.
Amid the rattling of cultural institutions and radical changes in nature, it may be time turn again to valuable traditional methods of cultural healing and individual mentoring. Shaping new forms from separate, estranged, or even broken pieces is a dynamic remedy for the personal isolation and spiritual dislocation that increasingly characterize modern life. The creative act of finding and fitting together the divergent yet necessary elements of a diverse culture can produce “moments of wholeness” in times of great uncertainty.
Michael Meade is a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology. He combines hypnotic storytelling, street-savvy perceptiveness, and spellbinding interpretations of ancient myths with a deep knowledge of cross-cultural rituals. He has an unusual ability to distill and synthesize these disciplines, tapping into ancestral sources of wisdom and connecting them to the stories we are living today. Michael is the founder of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation.
He is the author of Fate and Destiny: The Two Agreements of The Soul, Why the World Doesn't End, and The Water of Life: Initiation and the Tempering of the Soul.
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"No single idea or social movement can solve the daunting problems facing the modern world. Imagination is the deepest power of the human soul and what the world needs now is more people awakening to the power of imagination in their own soul."
- "Michael Meade
The Power of Imagination
Touching the Soul of the World
Genius and the Soul of the World
"When things fall apart or become polarized in the extreme, it's soul that's missing. History is not outside people. History is made in the depths of the human soul. If we want the world to change, the healing of culture and greater balance in nature, it has to start inside the human soul."
- Michael Meade
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