Friday, February 22: Evening Talk & Book Signing at the Unitarian Church, 7:30 pm
When a culture is disintegrating and the stories everybody believed in no longer fit, it’s time to rekindle our connection to ancient wisdom and universal truths. In his new book "Why the World Doesn't End", Mythologist, author and storyteller Michael Meade reminds us that the word “apocalypse” - which has come to mean the end of the world, actually means an “unveiling.” Once we penetrate that veil, it’s not the end--but the beginning of a new story--a new beginning to the old story.
MICHAEL MEADE, D.H.L., is a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology. He combines hypnotic storytelling, street-savvy perceptiveness, and spellbinding interpretations of ancient myths with a deep knowledge of cross-cultural rituals. He has an unusual ability to distill and synthesize these disciplines, tapping into ancestral sources of wisdom and connecting them to the stories we are living today. He is the author of "Fate and Destiny: The Two Agreements of The Soul", "The World Behind the World", "The Water of Life: Initiation and the Tempering of the Soul"; editor, with James Hillman and Robert Bly, of "Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart"; and editor of "Crossroads: A Quest for Contemporary Rites of Passage". Meade is founder of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, a nonprofit network of artist, activists, and community builders that encourages greater understanding between diverse peoples. (starfishian)