Writing and telling of local man's own mythology. The effect is that he is enabled to discern his own reason for being.
An integral part of formulating images for articulation of meaningful human relationships, to enable the individual to come out of isolation and respond to life's situations in a detached, yet comprehensively engaged, manner.
Tactics include: story pedagogy to enable the development of story-telling techniques to all people of all ages, the story being grounded in the life experiences of the people and aided by the use of art-forms; language methodologies to provide cross-cultural vocabularies which include art-form use, whereby youth and adult recruitment groups are enabled to tell their own life story; skills research to include original ways for enabling style translations to simulate learning, with comprehensive curriculum including creative writing enlightened by art-form experimentation; myth creation to deal with the action of either reformulating self-understanding, through such means as school forensics, work or community fable contests, or popular bards with criteria being cultural stories, rhymes, or songs which speak of current local or global happenings; and reflection symbolization dealing with the types of stories or the areas in which stories for modern man should be told, as well as intentional decor portraying the story.
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