The stories we tell about ourselves are guided by cultural patterns and enduring elements. The current interest in mythology has made evident how the classic hero's journey represents a theme not only common to all the world's myths, but also our own lives today. The Gift of Stories offers a clear concise basis for understanding the nature and potential of sharing our stories. It provides specific, practical, instructional details for telling our own stories and gives the necessary guidelines for assisting others in telling their life stories. Its basic framework enables individuals with little experience to begin writing about the really important aspects of their lives and understanding how and why the universal elements of the stories we tell contribute to our continuing growth.Practical and Spiritual Applications of Autobiography, Life Stories, and Personal Mythmaking Robert Atkinson ... victories, and renewal you just outlined on the worksheet, and turn these personal motifs (your life experiences, and what they ... Even the great saviors, like Buddha, doubted whether they could communicate to others the experience of their enlightenment. ... This motif often includes all three possibilities in sequence.9 In classic mythology, this motif translates as a refusal toanbsp;...
|Title||:||Gift of Stories, The: Practical and Spiritual Applications of Autobiography, Life Stories, and Personal Mythmaking|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 1995-05-30|