Narrating a New World Into Being | Ecce Lux | Learning In Public 22

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Starts at 3:44

Storytelling and narrative, on personal and societal levels,

are the grounds on which the West was demoralized,

and likewise the grounds on which it can be rejuvenated.

 

Ecce Lux joins as our guest to share his thoughts on myths,

ideals and symbols–old, new, and perpetual.

 

Approximate Time Marks for Conversation Topics:

3:45

Intro 

*Note the book I mentioned by William Cooper is Behold a Pale Horse, not “on…”

 

8:00

What are redemption narrative?

Western Civilization currently on downswing.

 

12:00

Revive old myths or do something new?

Relevance of the movie The Never Ending Story.

Narratives came from cohesive cultures, which we don’t have now.

 

24:00

Picking up on peoples that you are related to through

certain stories, tones and themes.

 

35:00

Narrative themes that could stimulate/awaken a renewed

sense of peoplehood in the Western world. 

Making beauty and protecting things.

 

45:00

Difference between myth and mere story. 

America having folk tales but myth more questionable.

 

54:00

Zombie stories, societal significance. 

 

59:00

King Arthur/Grail cycle esoteric themes, what they may evoke,

quest to create order in world.

 

1:05:00

More on what makes myth, then into comparisons between Robin Hood and King Arthur.

 

1:23:00

Relates back to zombies and “the nothing.”

 

1:28:00

Themes in movies. Heroes reassert order into chaos.

 

1:36:00

What leadership actually is.

 

1:46:00

More on what’s needed now. Robin Hood’s protean character, and

perhaps that being fit for the unpredictability of modern times.

Reestablishing the hero.

 

2:03:00

More on movie themes from Ecce.

Certain films where the hero doesn’t actually have

to do anything and how that could be subversive.

 

2:13:00

Little bit on Westerns/cowboys.

 

2:16:00

Ecce on systematized thinking being anti-heroic.

 

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