"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.
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.
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!
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." -
falsehood; a lie.
Fiction; untruth; falsehood.
A story about
legendary individuals and exploits.
deliberately false or improbable account.
short moral story (often with
story about mythical or
beings or events.
A usually short narrative making an
edifying or cautionary point
and often employing as
characters animals that
A feigned story
or tale, intended to instruct or amuse;
to enforce some useful
truth or precept; an apologue.
plot, story, or connected series of events, forming the subject of an
epic or dramatic poem.
Any story told to excite
common talk; the theme of
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
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
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
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
The stories of
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.
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.
accompanying an illustration.
story about mythical or
beings or events.
An inscription or a title on
an object, such as a coin.
romanticized or popularized myth of modern times.
One that inspires legends or achieves
A story regarding saints;
especially, one of a marvelous
An explanatory table or list of the
symbols appearing on a map or chart.
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,
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
Legend comes from the Latin adjective legenda, "for
reading, to be
read," which referred only to
written stories, not to
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
journalistic hyperbole, and 55 percent of
the Usage Panel accepts it.
Story is defined
A short story.
A short account of news.
news article or
plot of a
child's word for
a lie; a fib.
description of past events.
information regarding some thing.
Romantic legend or tradition: a hero known to us in
An account or report regarding the facts of an event or group of events.
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
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
A usually fictional prose
or verse narrative
intended to interest or amuse the hearer or
A narration or recital
of that which has occurred; a description of past events; a
history; a statement; a
The relation of an incident or minor event; a short
fictitious narrative less
elaborate than a novel; a short
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.
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
There are seven basic plots that
tell the human tale.
Tales have been historically told to relate
experience to those without it.
The first and most basic plot is overcoming
hero on behalf of a community sets out to overcome some monstrosity.
The malevolent monster personifies the dark power
of the human
figures overshadow the
disregarded hero or heroine
of the second type of plot which
involves a Rags to Riches scenario.
hero or heroine
is eventually revealed as someone exceptional and the
story usually ends on
the image of a man
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.
In the end the power of darkness is overcome,
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
out of their familiar world into an abnormal world.
Its strangeness, at first exhilarating,
gradually turns to nightmare until,
in a final
they return to where they
fifth plot is that of Comedy.
Typically this is about the
confusion that keeps a
hero and heroine apart.
misunderstanding is resolved as darkness gives
hero and heroine are
live happily ever after.
essence of Tragedy is that it shows us what happens when
heros or heroines pass under the spell of the
dark power of
dreamlike success but gradually
dream turns into nightmare and they are destroyed.
seventh and last plot is Rebirth.
A hero or
heroine is imprisoned by the
egotistical power in a state of Zombiism,
similar to the
living death that encompasses
all who strive
endlessly for material
hero or heroine
is liberated by
someredeeming figure to end
yet again on an
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
patterns shape our instinctive drive to
create and follow 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
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
darkness, which is still the most
completely resolved happy ending to any story,
legend, myth or
to represent by
A simple story illustrating a moral or religious lesson.
moral story often with
animal characters as in
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
A short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach
some truth, religious principle, or
A statement or comment
that conveys a meaning indirectly by the use of comparison, analogy,
metaphor or the like.
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
Instruction by parables has been in use from before recorded
A fictitious story,
individual, or thing.
Such stories considered as a group.
fiction or half-truth,
especially one that forms part of an ideology.
A traditional story accepted as
history; serves to
worldview of a humans.
individual or thing existing
only in imagination, or whose actual
existence is not verifiable.
or story that has become associated with a
institution, or occurrence,
especially one considered to illustrate 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
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
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
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
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
renewal of heaven
and earth following
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.
storyteller's perspective there is an attempt to create a mystery in
the listener's mind.
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
reality is breached it appears to
the befuddled intellect
as if the very laws of nature have been
back to stacks
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