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Finding Genius In Your Life

Spoken Word CD
Publisher: 
Mosaic Multicultural Foundation
 | 
May, 2014
ISBN:
9780982939185
Quantity: 
2
$46.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

On this inspiring recording mythopoetic storyteller Michael Meade shows that each person brings some form of genius to life with them. He introduces the old idea of a “resident spirit of the soul,” an inborn host that carries an array of gifts and styles trying to enter the world through each of us.

The threads of genius form our inner nature and include a natural sense of life purpose. Thus, the inner genius is what a vocation or calling tries to call forth. A meaningful calling can come at any time, but tends to come during times of trouble and life change. Whether younger or older, our job is to answer the call and risk awakening to our unique destiny. On the other hand, when neglected or rejected our natural genius can become our worst inner demon.

As ever, Meade uses myths and stories to show how genius would lead us off the usual maps and into the forest of imagination and to states of great inspiration. He advises that as the outer world grows more uncertain and disruptive it becomes more important to have a sense of inner orientation and essential self-worth. Meade casts character as the main vehicle for shaping and carrying one's genius; not “having character,” but the idea of becoming a unique and irreplaceable character and playing the main role in one's personal myth.

With characteristic wit Meade manages to weave threads of Eastern spiritual practice with Western mysticism by connecting the thread of genius to the practice of “dharma” or service to something beyond oneself.

With myths and stories from various traditions, with examples drawn from his cutting-edge work with at risk youth and at risk communities, Meade makes the sense of individual genius, not just possible, but truly palpable. This material is useful for: young folks trying to find a meaningful path in life, for teachers trying to help students of all ages, for those trying to awaken the inner sage and any who would serve the world in meaningful ways.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Vertical Imagination • Uniqueness vs. Mass Culture • Genius is Off the Map • The Angel Beside You • Negotiating with Genius • Genius-Based Education and Genius Mentoring  • Why Your Calling Keeps Calling • The Flame in the Heart • Did You Become Yourself?

Publisher’s Description: 

Is a genius simply a highly intelligent person or does each person have their own kind of genius? On this inspiring recording Michael Meade answers emphatically that each person brings some form of genius to life with them. Rather than seeking to quantify genius, he introduces the old idea of a "resident spirit of the soul," an inborn host that carries an array of gifts and styles trying to enter the world through each of us. As indwelling spirit in our life, genius plays an essential role in the development of a true identity.

The threads of genius form our inner nature and include a natural sense of life purpose. Thus, the inner genius is what a vocation or calling tries to call forth. A meaningful calling can come at any time, but tends to come during times of trouble and life change. Whether younger or older, our job is to answer the call and risk awakening to our unique destiny. On the other hand, should the inner spirit remain unrecognized, it will become the cause of great identity problems; when neglected or rejected our natural genius can become our worst inner demon.

Meade uses myths and stories to show how genius would lead us off the usual maps and into the forest of imagination and to states of great inspiration. When faced with obstacles or loss our genius would have us expand our life rather than become diminished. He advises that as the outer world grows more uncertain and disruptive it becomes more important to have a sense of inner orientation and essential self-worth. Meade casts character as the main vehicle for shaping and carrying one's genius; not "having character," but the idea of becoming a unique and irreplaceable character and playing the main role in one's personal myth.

With characteristic wit Meade manages to weave threads of Eastern spiritual practice with Western mysticism by connecting the thread of genius to the practice of "dharma" or service to something beyond oneself. As the divine seed in the soul, genius holds the key that opens the path to spiritual fulfillment as well as community service.

With myths and stories from various traditions, with examples drawn from his cutting-edge work with at risk youth and at risk communities, Meade makes the sense of individual genius, not just possible, but truly palpable. This material is useful for: young folks trying to find a meaningful path in life, for teachers trying to help students of all ages, for those trying to awaken the inner sage and any who would serve the world in meaningful ways.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Vertical Imagination • Uniqueness vs. Mass Culture • Genius is Off the Map • The Angel Beside You • Negotiating with Genius • Genius-Based Education and Genius Mentoring  • Why Your Calling Keeps Calling • The Flame in the Heart • Did You Become Yourself?

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