One way to discuss this new Global Consciousness Movement is on the basis of a
New Story that is big enough to embrace all of humankind. THE New Story
is not an idea someone can impose or presuppose for everyone else. It
must be chosen freely by others. That is how a New Story comes to
be. It emerges out of this lived process of natural selection.
I was fascinated, in fact alarmed by something said by The Cultural
Creatives authors [Ray
and Anderson] -- in
conversation with the famous mythologist Joseph Campbell --
that without a guiding story, a culture is pretty much doomed to
failure. And he was very emphatic that we as a society do not have such
a story at this time [and in his esteemed estimation, we haven't had one since WWII].
It seems to me that what we now need is a story big enough for the whole
world, for all humankind, because our technologies, communications in
particular, and needs and reciprocities are now fully global in scope.
What kind of story could that be? ...
Power of Story is about both our individual stories [exceptional
experiences and their influence in our lives] and the import of these in
relation to the natural development of our collective story/ies, which, by the
way, is not an EHE-type story, at least not in the 'ordinary' sense.
This is classically archetypal, metaphorical and speaks to our current,
collective ensoulment condition in a particular way. It is different,
and yet I have begun to imagine the New Story that evolves out of our
collective human consciousness is directly related to this growing
Consciousness Shift induced all over the world, and in great and growing
numbers of people, by these spontaneous
spiritually transformative experiences. They come from and live
within and through us individually, and at the same time, as many EHEers in
particular are saying over and over, they are the green growing edge of the
quintessence of what it means to be human. [EHEer] Rhea A. White
goes so far as to call
bedrock of the new dispensation."
there indeed be merely one new story that speaks for everyone? Or is it
possible that more than one may be called for? This is a starting