[To be completed -- Updated by Immanuel Otto on 11/5/2013]
This chapter is to delve deeper into the the relationship of the modern day global citizen as a co-creator of the new culture and as a patron of the arts. It elaborates further on some key points made in The Merlin and Arthur Legacy To Europe and the King’s Court summarized well at the end with the following:
The power of myth to shape the hearts and minds of men was well understood by the Merchant Priests. The tales of King Arthur are a pure example of how myth is employed to infuse culture with stories and legends that fire the collective imagination and encourage people to ponder higher values and, in the process, raise humanity to new heights.
A foundation to the concepts addressed in this chapter can be found by reading the documents linked to from below.
ART • EARTH • EVOLVE - Co-Creating Our New World.pdf (Open Document...)
ART • EARTH • EVOLVE: Co-Creating Our New World by Immanuel Otto. This essay inspires connection with the information, experience, and techniques necessary for creative people to step fully into purpose as a primary healing force on this planet. If we are to survive and thrive throughout the monumental cultural and environmental transition in which our planet is currently engaged, humanity must become aware of — and act out of — the deeper dimensions of interconnectedness that fuels and drives our greatest potentials; our inherent spiritual nature. Creative people can activate this in our species en masse.
JCF.org - Practical Campbell - 2006.04.24 - The Times, They Are A’Changin’.pdf (Open Document...)
The Times, They Are A’Changin’ by Stephen Gerringer. This essay, an important supplement to Immanuel’s ART • EARTH • EVOLVE essay, explores Joseph Campbell’s thoughts on where humanity is headed, and the power of mythic images to shape our future. In particular, it explores the highly influential, controversial report that Campbell (among a number of respected thinkers from a variety of academic fields) had a hand in writing, Stanford Research Institute’s The Changing Images of Man (1974).