Category: Storytelling

The Prophet of Scripture and the Wizard of Fantasy: Part I: Archetypes and Myths

Archetypes In her book, Awakening the Heroes Within, Carol S. Pearson discusses twelve archetypes. According to psychologist Carl Jung, an archetype is a symbol or motif that is repeatedly represented in mythology, art and literature. In all forms of storytelling we see universal characters and situations that are unrelated, yet they share many of the ...

Finnian and the Seven Mountains #2: The Great Adventure Continues

In my post about Issue #1 of Finnian and the Seven Mountains, I talked about how important it is for Catholics to engage the culture through storytelling. It is through Catholic (universal and human) themes, that we can communicate with our neighbors and participate in our communities in interesting and creative ways. Mr. Kosloski continues ...

The Spirit of the Saint’s Journey

I want to be a warrior, a priest, an apostle, a doctor of the Church, a martyr—there is no heroic deed I do not wish to perform. I feel as daring as a crusader, ready to die for the Church upon the battlefield.I long to bring light to souls, like the prophets and doctors; to ...

Finnan and the Seven Mountains: A Catholic Story for the New Evangelization

I once read a book that said whoever tells and lives the best stories will rule the future. That book did not take into account Divine Providence and God's Grace, but the statement bears truth nevertheless. Media (TV, Internet, movies, books, etc.) is dominated by the secular world, but people are looking for more than ...

Dark hero

The Hero’s Path of Paradox

What if I told you that your life is a story? And that you are not just any character in the story, but that you are the hero of the story? Maybe you're rolling your eyes as you read this. You could be thinking "Why me? What makes me a hero?" Or maybe, "Am I ...

Lightsaber in space

The Force is strong in my family: Our Hero’s Journey

"Who's your favorite Star Wars character?" "Darth Vader!" "Is Darth Vader a good guy or a bad guy?" "Bad guy!" "What color is Luke's lightsaber in Episode VI?" "Green!" That was some of the Q&A between my son and I while walking up and down a frozen gravel mountain road on an overcast day in December 2006. ...