THE RESOLUTION (THE END?) (Pat 12)

This article was originally published on “To Say Nothing of the Cat”, the author’s personal blog where he explores the connections between storytelling and contemporary culture As the end of the year approaches, so does the conclusion of my series on the Hero’s Journey. This post is dedicated to the very reason why all journeys start: toContinue reading “THE RESOLUTION (THE END?) (Pat 12)”

DEATH AND REBIRTH (Part 11)

By Carmine Rodi Falanga This article was originally published on “To Say Nothing of the Cat”, the author’s personal blog where he explores the connections between storytelling and contemporary culture  I know, the title of this post may sound a little exaggerated, maybe even scary. But it describes effectively the stage that comes next in the structureContinue reading “DEATH AND REBIRTH (Part 11)”

THE JOURNEY BACK HOME (Part 10)

By Carmine Rodi Falanga This article was originally published on “To Say Nothing of the Cat”, the author’s personal blog where he explores the connections between storytelling and contemporary culture After the Reward, the mission might seem complete. The enemy has been defeated, the treasure is taken, the (prince / princess / frog) has been kissed. TheContinue reading “THE JOURNEY BACK HOME (Part 10)”

Lag B’Omer

Today is an important Jewish holiday, just in between Passover and Shavuot and a break from mourning of the Omer. A propitious day for weddings (the only day during the Omer when they are allowed) light bonfires and getting haircuts. Just a little preamble, Omer is a time of mourning and grief, in remembrance of a time in the past when a plague killed most of Rabbi Akiva’s students as divine punishment for lacking respect.

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

We are proud to join and support the global campaign for safety and health at work. As well as to take a minute, especially this year, to honour and remember all the workers victims of occupational accidents and diseases, both due to accidental tragedies but also due to negligence which could and should have been prevented.

FRIENDS AND FOES AND THOSE IN BETWEEN (Part 7)

By Carmine Rodi Falanga This article was originally published on “To Say Nothing of the Cat”, the author’s personal blog where he explores the connections between storytelling and contemporary culture Often, the most exciting part of a story is when the “company of heroes” is formed. Many of such names are so iconic that have become symbolsContinue reading “FRIENDS AND FOES AND THOSE IN BETWEEN (Part 7)”

THE ROAD OF TRIALS (Part 6)

By Carmine Rodi Falanga This article was originally published on “To Say Nothing of the Cat”, the author’s personal blog where he explores the connections between storytelling and contemporary culture Or, nobody is born a hero. This chapter is dedicated to all the efforts necessary to get out of a limited conditions, and achieve greatness.Continue reading “THE ROAD OF TRIALS (Part 6)”

CROSSING THE THRESHOLD (Part 5)

By Carmine Rodi Falanga This article was originally published on “To Say Nothing of the Cat”, the author’s personal blog where he explores the connections between storytelling and contemporary culture We are finally ready. Or at least, as ready as we can. It’s time to pack and step into the Big Unknown! Usually alone, or following theContinue reading “CROSSING THE THRESHOLD (Part 5)”

THE REFUSAL OF THE CALL (Part 3)

By Carmine Rodi Falanga  This article was originally published on “To Say Nothing of the Cat”, the author’s personal blog where he explores the connections between storytelling and contemporary culture What happens when we are faced with a challenge, a crisis or an invitation to change something from our everyday life? What is our mostContinue reading “THE REFUSAL OF THE CALL (Part 3)”

THE CALL TO ADVENTURE (Part 2)

By Carmine Rodi Falanga  This article was originally published on “To Say Nothing of the Cat”, the author’s personal blog where he explores the connections between storytelling and contemporary culture Hello again! I want to make a more detailed analysis of the different stages of the Hero’s Journey. This is the first of 12 articlesContinue reading “THE CALL TO ADVENTURE (Part 2)”

THE HERO’S JOURNEY (Part 1)

By Carmine Rodi Falanga  This article was originally published on “To Say Nothing of the Cat”, the author’s personal blog where he explores the connections between storytelling and contemporary culture What is “The Hero’s Journey”? It’s a general term to describe an adventure, a transformative experience, a journey that will determine change, learning and experience.Continue reading “THE HERO’S JOURNEY (Part 1)”

Time to Light the Fire Temple

Today’s commemoration is that Zarosht no-Diso, a most important celebration in zoroastrian faith, that is the remembrance of the prophet Zarathustra’s death (his name meaning Yellow Camel, a sacred animal back in the day) , where his life is recalled as well as his teachings, the community attends the Fire Temple rituals, and it isContinue reading “Time to Light the Fire Temple”

Human Duties or Responsibilities?

In our human mentality everything is cause-effect related, therefore does having human rights imply also having human duties? Rescogita is grounded on the principles of ecopsychology, and that means our mission is the promotion and restoration of human-human and human-biosphere interconnectedness and healthy relations. Our answer to the question is above is, no, rights areContinue reading “Human Duties or Responsibilities?”