"Big Story" refers to the Big Story
that cultures tell that answer the basic Big Questions,
such as, Where do we come from? Why are we here? Where are we
going? How should I act? among others.
These Big Stories present the basic language
and imagery that a people uses to make
itself present, e.g., how it speaks of and imagines the stranger,
other, the alien. Or, how men view and relate to women. Or, how humans
see themselves in respect to gods, divinities, etc.
Big Stories include myths, sagas,
epics, hypotheses, theories, historical narratives, fables, worldviews
and other literary forms. Also, ceremonies, performances, rituals,
disciplines, practices, artifacts, songs, hymns, symbols, and other
sensory devices and tools that express the key values (intellectual
and emotional) of the Big Story, itself.
A Big Story has a story of origin
that presents how an individual within a culture is to go about understanding
and interpreting the world.
Earthfolk identify, analyze and interpret three Big
Stories: Abrahamic, Scientism, and Secularism.
All three are interconnected through their affirmation and expression
of the Warrior's Quest vision.
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