The Myth of Peace

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My dissertation for a doctorate in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute was entitled

The Myth of Peace: a culture of peacemaking, the process arts, and the emergence of a global communitarian mythology

The term "Process Arts" refers to the field of all disciplines which study, design, and facilitate group process. I proposed in The Myth of Peace that the process arts have a culture-making component and thereby may make a beneficial collective contribution to "Community," the next planetary mythology built of social justice-based narratives and practices emerging around the world in response to the challenges posed by industrial globalization. This has implications, at least, for education, psychology, management and organizational development, polity and governance, and international peace-making.

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+Core Projects
expand_more Aiki Extensions
Aiki Extensions+image An international community of martial artists who
  • enhance communication among those who apply the practice and principles of
expand_more Aiki Peace Week
Aiki Peace Week+image September 15-21, 2016 All Free Aiki and Golden Bears classes during Aiki Peaceweek will  offer training in Martial ...
expand_more Free Aiki Dojo
Free Aiki Dojo+image

Freedom Requires Practice

    Brandon WilliamsCraig Sensei (and ...
expand_more Martial Nonviolence
Martial Nonviolence+image   Please call or text Brandon WilliamsCraig at (972) 503-6991 and leave a message. ...
expand_more Peace Training Project
+image "Peace Training" involves traveling and training with a mindful approach towards the goals of world peace; addressing social and environmental concerns; and ...
expand_more Peace Practices
Much is said about the value of empathy and the need to cultivate habits of nonviolence which lead to Peace. At

expand_more Brandon WilliamsCraig
Brandon WilliamsCraig+image Brandon WilliamsCraig, Ph.D. is co-founder and CEO of the Bay Area nonprofit Association Building Community, ...

expand_more David Williams
David Williams+image+bio  

Contact Information:

  Email david at dwjw dot us Skype pianonanda1      

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expand_more Kayla Feder
Kayla Feder+image+bio  

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  Please email kaylasensei at yahoo dot com.    

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expand_more Don Levine
Don Levine+image+bio  

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Professor Levine passed away on April 4, 2015.  

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expand_more Paula Craig
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email : mspaula at paulacraig dot com     ...
expand_more Lisa WilliamsCraig
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email lisa at williamscraig dot com    

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expand_more Daemeon Reiydelle
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About me

expand_more Odette Lockwood-Stewart
Odette Lockwood-Stewart+image+bio  

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  Please email revodette at lmi dot net.    

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expand_more Michael Christensen
Michael Christensen+image+bio  

Contact Information:

Drew University 36 Madison Ave. Madison, NJ 07940 (973) 408-3738  office ...

+Central Places
expand_more Pacifica Graduate Institute
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An uploaded document, history, original writing, or an existing page on this

expand_more Aikido of Columbus
Aikido of Columbus+image   At Aikido of Columbus, we focus on Aikido as both a self-defense method and a pathway to ...
expand_more Epworth UMC Berkeley
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From the Epworth website

Epworth welcomes people of all races, ages, and sexual orientations. At Epworth you'll find


expand_more The Myth of Peace Outline
The Myth of Peace: a culture of peacemaking, the process arts, and the emergence of a global communitarian mythology

Chapter One: Archetypal

expand_more The Myth of Peace Acknowledgments
For Aidan  

Lisa Strykowski WilliamsCraig will receive thanks both first and last, as is just and proper. I offer heartfelt gratitude
expand_more The Myth of Peace - Evidence
Examples from around the world of people advocating peaceful global citizenship using words like "peace," "community," "social justice," etc.