The Hero's Journey
Evolver is a proud media sponsor of The Hero's Journey, a TEDx event taking place on November 3rd in New York City, produced by TEDX17thStreet .
We all want to pursue lives of meaning. It is the stories - the ones we tell about ourselves, the ones we tell to ourselves - that are the vehicles we use in that pursuit. And so it is "the hero's journey," that one overarching story, which is the blueprint for all stories. Why do we read Homer's Odyssey and the story of the Buddha? Why do we love watching Star Wars and The Matrix? These are all epic tales that contain a Departure, an Initiation and a Return. The hero hears a call, initially refuses it, but eventually crosses the threshold into a new world. He faces challenges and existential angst, but he receives wisdom from mentors, and transforms himself. The hero returns committed to improving both worlds.
Join scientists, artists, entrepreneurs, yogis, monks, educators, and activists who will tell "hero's journeys," sharing wisdom to open our hearts and cleanse our doors of perceptions. Among the participants will be: Alex Grey, Andrew Cohen, David Rothenberg, Jason Silva, Pamela Miles, and Frank Lipman.
Rubin Musuem of Himalayan Art
150 West 17th Street New York, NY 10011
November 3rd, 2012
9:45am - 6:30pm