is a speaker and writer focusing on themes of human culture and identity. He is the author of several books, most recently Sacred Economics and The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know Is Possible. He lives in Asheville, NC, with his wife and four children.
The world is in a time of transition in the deep mythology that runs our civilization. Many of us personally are in such a transition as well. Often, it is a crisis that initiates this transition, a crisis in work, health, or relationship. For some, the breakdown happens in every area simultaneously: an initiation into a new phase of life. In this transition, the old story of who we are, what is normal, what is possible, what is real, and how to live life falls apart, as we prepare to step into a new story.