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folk tale

Why do we tell stories?

of dreamweavers, mythmakers and storytellers

"Stories have their own life cycle. Stories that were once true and potent grow old and infirm, and eventually they die. Today this is happening to some of our deepest stories, the great myths of our civilization. In particular, two related stories have created the world we know today, and both of them are nearing their end.

The first of these world-creating stories is the Story of Ascent. It is our story of the people. It says the humanity has risen from a state of nature, a state of scientific ignorance and technological impotence, to becoming nature's lords and masters. We have harnessed natural forces, penetrated the mysteries of the universe, overcome natural limitations with technology.

Someday, says the story, our understanding and control will be complete, thanks to nanotechnology, space travel, infinite energy, social and genetic engineering, etc. Humanity: conquerors of nature, onward and upward forever!

The second defining story of our civilization is our Story of Self: that we are discrete and separate beings living in an objective universe. You and I are separate - mutually dependent, perhaps, in a practical way, but independent of each other or anyone else for our basic being-ness. From the selfish gene of biology to the rational actor of economics to the flesh-encapsulated soul of religion, all of our ideologies are aligned with our story of self. And, from the medical system to the criminal justice system to the money system, all of our social institutions enact it.

Both of these defining stories are crumbling around us. Neither is true any more. Few people today greet the Story of Ascent with the same near-universal fervor of, say, the 1950s, as all the promises of technotopia (the end of disease, unlimited energy, a leisure society, space colonies) fade into legend. Collapse, not ascent, is the new meme, and this collapse ushers in new realization of connectedness, of interdependency, and along with it the end of the story of the discrete and separate self. The independent, unencumbered man of reason no longer beckons as an ideal: we crave now community, intimacy and connection." - Charles Eisenstein


A falsehood; a lie.

Fiction; untruth; falsehood.

A story about legendary individuals and exploits.

A deliberately false or improbable account.

A short moral story (often with animal characters).

A story about mythical or supernatural beings or events.

A usually short narrative making an edifying or cautionary point
and often employing as characters animals that speak and act like humans.

A feigned story or tale, intended to instruct or amuse;
a fictitious narration intended to enforce some useful truth or precept; an apologue.

The plot, story, or connected series of events, forming the subject of an epic or dramatic poem.

Any story told to excite wonder; common talk; the theme of talk.

Long before the written word, in primitive times, stories were passed on from generation to generation by word of mouth. Many of the fables and fairytales we know today were based on those old stories.

Aesop was a storyteller and philosopher who lived in ancient Greece and wrote the stories down in 300 BC. His stories featured animals as the main characters, facing the same situations we face every day. His stories showed how a problem can be solved or how a lesson is learned, dealing with emotions such as jealousy, laziness, and lying.

Hans Christian Anderson, who lived in Denmark in the 19th century, as a child was considered ugly and had very few friends. This caused him to read quite a bit and dream even more. Hans moved to Copenhagen and tried to become an actor when, at 14 years of age, his father died. At the age of 30, he decided to write down the stories he had been concocting and telling to children across the countryside to pay for his travels. These stories, such as "The Princess and the Pea" "The Emperor's New Clothes" and "The Ugly Duckling" have become treasured classics told to children the world over.

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were brothers who lived in Germany in the 19th century. After their parents died, the brothers traveled around the country and gathered stories from the local inhabitants. Upon the publication of the tales they had gathered, the brothers became famous. Included in their collection of stories are "The Wolf and the Fox", "Hansel and Gretel"and "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves".

The stories of Aesop, Hans Christian Anderson and Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm have become intertwined with our culture, enriching and enhancing all of our lives with their entertaining tales and lessons.

In the New Testament fable is defined as the traditions and speculations, "cunningly devised fables", of the Jews on religious questions (1 Tim. 1:4; 4:7; 2 Tim. 4:4; Titus 1:14; 2 Pet. 1:16). In such passages the word fable means any thing false and unreal. But the word fable is used as almost equivalent to parable. Thus we have (1) the fable of Jotham, in which the trees are spoken of as choosing a king (Judg. 9:8-15); and (2) that of the cedars of Lebanon and the thistle as Jehoash's answer to Amaziah (2 Kings 14:9).


A body or collection of stories.

Brief description accompanying an illustration.

A story about mythical or supernatural beings or events.

An inscription or a title on an object, such as a coin.

A romanticized or popularized myth of modern times.

One that inspires legends or achieves legendary fame.

A story regarding saints; especially, one of a marvelous nature.

An explanatory table or list of the symbols appearing on a map or chart.

Any story coming down from the past, but not verifiable by historical record; a myth; a fable.

An unverified story handed down from earlier times, especially one popularly believed to be historical.

That which is appointed to be read; especially, a chronicle or register of the lives of saints,
formerly read at matins, and in the refectories of religious houses.

An inscription, motto, or title, esp. one surrounding the field in a medal or coin,
or placed upon an heraldic shield or beneath an engraving or illustration.

Legend has it that there was a queen named Scheherazade who had been captured and sentenced to death by the Sultan Schahriah of Arabia. In order to save her life she told him tales of intrigue and adventure, stopping at the most exciting part, so he would have to keep her alive for one more night to hear the ending of the story.

After 1,001 nights, the sultan granted her freedom and she became his wife. She then recorded the stories so all could enjoy them. These stories included 'Sinbad the Sailor', 'Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves', 'The Barber's story of his First Brother', 'The story of the Husband and the Parrot' and 'Aladdin and the Magic Lamp'.

Legend comes from the Latin adjective legenda, "for reading, to be read," which referred only to written stories, not to traditional stories transmitted orally from generation to generation. This restriction also applied to the English word legend when it was first used in the late 14th century in reference to written accounts of saints' lives, but ever since the 15th century legend has been used to refer to traditional stories as well. Today a legend can also be an individual or achievement worthy of inspiring such a story.

Anyone or any thing whose fame promises to be enduring, even if the renown is created more by the mass media than by oral tradition. Thus we speak of the legendary accomplishments of a major-league baseball star or the legendary voice of a famous opera singer. This usage is common journalistic hyperbole, and 55 percent of the Usage Panel accepts it.


"When we forget that our stories are in fact stories, we end up helplessly lying to ourselves and the world, because the map is always a distortion of that mapped.

Over thousands of years, the creative play of story-telling has come to enslave us, and we have lost the storyteller's consciousness. Finally we are awakening, as the effort to maintain the pretense overwhelms us.

We cannot maintain the story any more. The story of linearity, the story of separation, the lonely story of a discrete self marooned in a world of other." - Charles Eisenstein

Story is defined as:

A lie.

A tale.

A trivial lie.

An anecdote.

A short story.

A short account of news.

A news article or broadcast.

The plot of a narrative or dramatic work.

A euphemism or child's word for a lie; a fib.

Record or narrative description of past events.

The background information regarding some thing.

Romantic legend or tradition: a hero known to us in story.

An account or report regarding the facts of an event or group of events.

An account or recital of an event or a series of events, either true or fictitious.

Some thing viewed as or providing material for a literary or journalistic treatment.

A complete horizontal division of a building, constituting the area between two adjacent levels.

The set of rooms on the same level of a building as a floor, or the space between two floors.

A usually fictional prose or verse narrative intended to interest or amuse the hearer or reader.

A narration or recital of that which has occurred; a description of past events; a history; a statement; a record.

The relation of an incident or minor event; a short narrative; a fictitious narrative less elaborate than a novel; a short romance.

A horizontal division of a building's exterior considered architecturally, which need not correspond exactly with the stories within, also written storey.

A story is the distance from one floor to another; as, a story of nine or ten feet in elevation. The spaces between floors are numbered in order, from below upward; as, the lower, second, or third story; a house of one story or of two stories or a building of five stories.

"Anyone who reads a novel for pleasure or instruction takes an interest in both the closed fictional reality of that novel and in the ways the book provides models or examples of the kind of life that a reader might or might not chose to live. Novels are not written to be read objectively or dispassionately, as if by some nonhuman intelligence. A reader who identifies with the characters in a novel is not reacting in some naive way that ought to be outgrown or transcended, but is performing one of the central acts of literary understanding." - Edward Mendelson

There are seven basic plots that tell the human tale.

The first and most basic plot is overcoming the Monster.

here be dragons

A hero on behalf of a community sets out to overcome some monstrosity.
The malevolent monster personifies the dark power of the human ego.

Selfish figures overshadow the disregarded hero or heroine
of the second type of plot which involves a Rags to Riches scenario.

rags to richs

The hero or heroine is eventually revealed as someone exceptional and the
story usually ends on the image of a man and woman united in perfect love.

A third plot, The Quest, centers on the battle of a hero
and his companions to reach some far-off and priceless goal.

let silence take you to the core of reallity

In the end the power of darkness is overcome,
the treasure is secured and the kingdom is established.
Again we often see the hero united with the woman he loves.

The fourth plot is based on a Journey and Return.


The heros or heroines drop out of their familiar world into an abnormal world.
Its strangeness, at first exhilarating, gradually turns to nightmare until,
in a final thrilling escape, they return to where they began.

A fifth plot is that of Comedy.

dark comedy

Typically this is about the confusion that keeps a hero and heroine apart.
Eventually, all misunderstanding is resolved as darkness gives way to light
and the hero and heroine are united and live happily ever after.

The essence of Tragedy is that it shows us what happens when
heros or heroines pass under the spell of the dark power of the ego.


Initially they enjoy dreamlike success but gradually
the dream turns into nightmare and they are destroyed.

The seventh and last plot is Rebirth.

everyday rebirth

A hero or heroine is imprisoned by the dark,
egotistical power in a state of Zombiism,
similar to the living death that encompasses
all who strive endlessly for material possessions.

Eventually hero or heroine is liberated by
someredeeming figure to end yet again on an
image of light triumphing over darkness,
life and love over death and separation.

Understanding how each of these plots work is the gateway to unraveling the mystery of how stories work, and why we tell them. Great archetypal patterns shape our instinctive drive to create and follow stories.

Stories, legends, myths and fables that survive the centuries all follow one of the seven basic patterns of Overcoming the Monster, Rags to Riches, the Quest, Voyage and Return, Comedy, Tragedy or Rebirth.

The ending that resonates with all humankind is the archetypical image of a man and a woman, masculine and feminine, brought together in perfect love with the light triumphing over darkness, which is still the most completely resolved happy ending to any story, legend, myth or fable.

The Heroic Journey


a proverb

a similitude

a comparison

a prophetic utterance

to represent by parable

A simple story illustrating a moral or religious lesson.

A short moral story often with animal characters as in Aesop's fables.

A placing beside; a comparison; equivalent to the Hebrew mashal, a similitude.

A saying or story in which something is expressed in terms of something else.

A short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson.

A statement or comment that conveys a meaning indirectly by the use of comparison, analogy, metaphor or the like.

A short fictitious narrative of something which might really occur in life or nature, by means of which a moral is drawn.

In a more restricted sense, a comparison of earthly with heavenly things, "an earthly story with a heavenly heavenly," as in the parables of Jesus.

Instruction by parables has been in use from before recorded history.


A fictitious story, individual, or thing.

Such stories considered as a group.

A fiction or half-truth, especially one that forms part of an ideology.

A traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the worldview of a humans.

An individual or thing existing only in imagination, or whose actual existence is not verifiable.

A popular belief or story that has become associated with a individual, institution, or occurrence, especially one considered to illustrate a cultural ideal.

A traditional, typically ancient story dealing with supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes that serves as a fundamental type in the worldview of a humans, as by explaining aspects of the natural Earth or delineating the psychology, customs, or ideals of society.

A story of great but unknown age which originally embodied a belief regarding some fact or phenomenon of experience, and in which often the forces of nature and of the soul are personified; an ancient legend of a god, a hero, the origin of a race, etc.; a wonder story of prehistoric origin; a popular fable which is, or has been, received as historical.

"There is intrinsic value in our myths, and if our children studied them earnestly, they would see elements common to all myths and cultures. They would learn that the Babylonians had many creation myths and that the most famous one was not about Marduk but about a garden, the first garden: the Judeo-Christian biblical creation myth has its roots in Babylonian myth."- Denise Clary-Wilson

of dreamweavers, mythmakers and storytellers

"The mythmakers of old, tapping into a great wisdom, foresaw the inevitable, tragic denouement of humanity's "ascent" to separation, and foresaw as well the possibility of something greater being born from its ashes.

This is the Kingdom of God following Armageddon,
the renewal of heaven and earth following Ragnarok."
- Charles Eisenstein

Miracles are the product of creative story tellers.

Miracles are used by the storyteller to embellish a hero or incident by using a breach of natural laws as an example of supernatural power. Using miracles in a story allow characters and situations to become larger than life thus stirring the emotions of the listener more than an ordinarily mundane character or event could.

From the storyteller's perspective there is an attempt to create a mystery in the listener's mind.

Most natural mysteries, or miracles, are based upon the occurrence of low probability events that naturally happen by chance from time to time coupled with emotional and/or conceptual epiphanies experienced within the observer of the event as something that goes beyond anything previously understood or experienced. As the conceptual understanding of reality is breached it appears to the befuddled intellect as if the very laws of nature have been breached.

Myths speak of the dreamtime

Myths are full of archetypical symbolic conceptions

Myths are attempts to explain with symbolic archetypical conceptions the reality of life

Myths are the way in which humankind has attempted
to symbolically conceptualize the human condition

Myths show mankind the limits of our waking consciousness

Consciousness is an expression of life granted by God

The images conveyed in myths have symbolic archetypical reality
in that they reflect the inner life or thought of mankind

Myths are metaphors which provide the keys
to living a human life that is both fulfilling and enjoyable

Man, in the attempt to quantify God, has created myths.

God can never be adequately conceptualized or symbolized by mankind

God is the ultimate mystery of being and as such is beyond the ability
of mere mortal humans to translate into easily understood symbolic conceptions

The myths on which religion is based come from an awakening
of the human spirit to the reality of God's Natural Law.

In the beginning -
Creation myths are attempts to explain
the reality of creation in a symbolic archetypyical manner

Mankind looks to heros or heroines as humankind strives to emulate
those humans that are seen as successfully navigating the trials and tribulations of living

Serpents have always had their place in myths.
The power of life causes the serpent to shed its skin,
just as the moon sheds its shadow

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