For the past few years I have been fascinated by the power of traditional stories and how they can shape our behaviors. Traditional stories are not made to be understood explicitly. Rather, they tap directly into our unconscious and their meaning slowly emerges as they are heard times and times again.

     It has been hypothesized that many ills in our society are due to the stories we've heard since childhood and our unconscious enactment of these stories. However, it is not enough to just limit our exposure to them. Rather, it is important to replace the destructive stories of the present mainstream culture with stories that represent the values we want to see in a new culture.

     Stories may also help us to make the transition between the nightmare of industrial civilization and living in a sustainable manner. Here are a few stories I wrote for that purpose: