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Nov
21
Thu
Chaos, Climate and Creation: Transformation and Renewal on Earth – an evening with Michael Meade @ Seattle First Baptist Church
Nov 21 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Join renowned author, mythologist and storyteller Michael Meade for an evening of myths of renewal, tales of transformation, and a call to find unity in this time of conflict and confusion.  

As the chaos in the world increases, most ideas of the future become fatalistic. Yet, the situation only seems “hopeless” when viewed from the narrow logic of a collapsing world view. Old ways of seeing the world are blocking more vital paths of imagination, vision and healing.

The point is not simply evolution or progress, rather there needs to be a collective rite of passage that transforms our world view. Transformation is required to move us from despair and overwhelm to awakening and imagination. We are either on the way to transformation or on the road to greater tragedy.

The agony of the earth calls for each of us to defeat the growing alienation and isolation of life in order to become more human and be more present. The issue is not the pretension of “saving the planet,” but rather finding deeper ways of serving the earth.

This world, despite all its troubles, remains a place of ongoing creation. Yet, creation can only work through the souls of those alive at a given time. What we learn from mythic stories and imagination is how our human nature can make us part of the ground of being and the vital pulse of the living world.

 “Climate change and eco-degradation can become the context in which the core values of humanity become redeemed rather than lost.”   – Michael Meade

 

TICKETS:

$15 General / $10 Student

Doors open at 6:30 pm

 

DATE:

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

 

LOCATION:

First Baptist Church

1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle, WA 98122

 

CONTACT INFO:

Mosaic Multicultural Foundation

info@mosaicvoices.org

206-935-3665

www.mosaicvoices.org

 

LINKS:

Ticket link: https://www.mosaicvoices.org/shop/#!/Chaos-Climate-Creation-Seattle/p/148612459

Event Website: https://www.mosaicvoices.org/events

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MichaelMeadeMyth

Podcast: https://www.mosaicvoices.org/podcast

Video: https://www.youtube.com/user/mosaicvoices/videos

Nov
23
Sat
The Heart of Transformation: Healing and Sacred Service on Earth – a Workshop with Michael Meade @ Seattle First Baptist Church
Nov 23 @ 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Join renowned author, mythologist and storyteller Michael Meade for a day-long workshop of myths of renewal, tales of transformation, and a call to find unity in this time of conflict and confusion.

This workshop will draw upon the redeeming function of myth as a vessel of imagination and regeneration that can open new ways to envision life and new paths of initiation to follow whether at a younger or older stage of life.

It is our collective fate to live in a time of climate crisis and eco-disasters that call for fundamental changes in our relationship to the living earth. The change from an isolating world view to one that realigns with the heart of nature involves not simply a shift of attention, but acts of true imagination and heartfelt service. We are in the midst of a collective rite of passage that requires that we not simply change, but truly transform our way of being in the world.

Hard facts must be faced and scientific data must be accepted and utilized. However, if we reduce the world to what we can measure and count, we lose all that is immeasurable and transformative about life. A true transformation moves the heart as well as the mind and carries us beyond our current understanding of both ourselves and the living world around us.

Awakening at the level of the heart and soul becomes necessary to change the collective attitudes about the earth; acting upon what moves our hearts can connect us to the heart of nature. The heart’s purpose appears as both deeply personal and world involving, as both unique vision and world connecting.

In terms of mythic imagination, the seeds of renewal can be found precisely within the conditions of chaos, disorder and disintegration. Awakening the soul leads to acts of truth and courage, but also practices of devotion and sacred service. The awakened soul becomes the source of vision and creative agency that can inspire a collective renewal at both the level of survival and of transformation.

THEMES INCLUDE:

  • Myths of restoration of the Earth and renewal of life that help us see the world with different eyes
  • Working with the genius loci or spirit of place
  • Aligning our inner genius and character with service in the world
  • Finding a “dharma path” that helps us live amidst chaos and can help restore the life force of the world
  • Using healing rituals that can deepen our sense of community and create reservoirs of hope

“The agony of the earth calls for each of us to defeat the growing alienation and isolation of life in order to become more human and be more present. The issue is not the pretension of “saving the planet,” but rather finding deeper ways of serving the earth.”     — Michael Meade

 

TICKETS:

$85

 

DATE:

Saturday, November 23

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

 

LOCATION:

First Baptist Church

1111 Harvard Ave

Seattle, WA

 

CONTACT INFO:

Mosaic Multicultural Foundation

info@mosaicvoices.org

206-935-3665

www.mosaicvoices.org

 

LINKS:

Ticket link:  https://www.mosaicvoices.org/shop/#!/The-Heart-of-Transformation-Seattle/p/149578323

Event Website: https://www.mosaicvoices.org/events

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MichaelMeadeMyth

Podcast: https://www.mosaicvoices.org/podcast

Video: https://www.youtube.com/user/mosaicvoices/videos