The archetypal thread…

Have you ever had that sensation when following a thread of interest, engaging oneself in a path woven of story, so ripe with possibilities… this is how I originally found my way into Ideapod. 

Justin and I reconnected yesterday. It had been three years since he left LA, about five years since we first met when he launched Ideapod Beta.

Now on his way betwixt and between Asia and Brazil, he touched down with wings of steel. Daedalus’ grief could be heard whispering beneath the ailerons hissing Icarus. 

Provisioning for his journey we set out on a drive along the California coast slowly snaking up, around and over Topanga Canyon for a glancing overview. 

Tugging at Ariadne’s ball of thread, the unraveling provided an opportunity to get lost in this mind laden maze to create anew.

Illustration by @Reeta.Kahlo

We followed it through the concoction of mind, the labyrinth of our own making, pausing for contemplation under the oak elders.

Like Thesus, Justin and Rudá have called forth Ariadne by name, she who may well be the mycelia of mythOS has ensnared a cast of characters. 

The least of which we wonder the nature of this notion and need to sacrifice, feeding the lust that tugs from within. Neither human nor beast but all, exalts the Minotaur commonly mistaken as a monster.

For these are the tangled truths of the ties that bind. The meaning we make. The webs we weave.

It’s not beyond our grasp. These archetypal threads. The method to our metaphors.

The way out… or in.

 

 

 Mark’s Myth is an exploration into the synergies of ideas… riffs blending wordplay, story telling, technology and the arts weaving together a tapestry of synapses and milestones.

 

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  1. When we wander into mythOS much can be revealed.

    From the collective conscious woven throughout time a tapestry appears.

    What other stories carry the archetypal thread?

    Here’s a weaving from Michael Meade…

    "There is a story that keeps coming to mind as we experience the fires and floods of radical climate change at the same time as the painful effects of cultural upheaval. The Old Woman Weaves the World is a Native American tale known to many tribes and often told in times of fear and anxiety. When the story begins, the Old Woman has been weaving for a long time. She is nearing the completion of the most beautiful garment ever seen when suddenly the whole thing comes apart at the seams. Everything unravels so that where there had been beauty and order there was now nothing but confusion and chaos.

    The most telling moment occurs as she contemplates the chaos of it all. She notices a loose thread nearby and as she picks up the thread a new vision appears before her. As suddenly as it had all fallen apart, a new design for the whole of creation begins to appear. The loose thread connects her to an inspired vision that includes both nature and culture and what now appears is even more beautiful than what she had been weaving before." continued…

  2. Thanks @eleprocon, it was fantastic meeting on Saturday and having such great discussions about many different topics.

    I’m also very excited about working on Ariadne and heading to Brazil soon with @Ruda.

    This video on the war on sensemaking is really excellent. I’m about 2/3 of the way through it. What a brilliant mind.

  3. The sense of beginnings… this is what surfaced when asked on the spot to come up with a creation story…

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