An Ancient Journey
Listen to the stories. Learn the way. Live the adventure.
The Hero's Journey
“We have not even risk the adventure alone.
For the heroes of all time have gone before us.
The labyrinth is thoroughly known.
We have only to follow the thread of the hero path.”
~ Joseph Campbell
In fireside myths and starry movies, in street festivals and mountain treks, hero stories are spun across the world. Heroes show how to find creative power in times of crisis. Throughout history, heroes have shown us how to risk the adventure of the unknown. They teach the courage to change ourselves and the compassion to serve others.
For more info, teachings of Joseph Campbell.
live the adventure
You practice a growth mindset. You choose courage when face to face with the unknown. You will go where others will not. You quest for something that is lacking or yet to be discovered. You discover the extraordinary. You return and share it with the community. The community grows.
“Leap and the net will appear.”
~ Zen Proverb
bring out the best
You become your best. You choose to grow into your gifts and practice your creative power. You champion the biggest block in your way – your own shadow. You live your best self. You invite others to do the same.
“All the colors I am haven’t been invented yet.”
~ Shel Silverstein
serve the community
You care for people. You care for Earth. When the call flies in the air for help, superheroes show up.
“I am you and you are me.”
~ African Proverb
You resist the negative forces of villains with the power of nonviolence. You stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. You know that everyone has the potential to be transformed by love.
“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.
What inspires you?
Look within. How are you like that?
Imagine. What can you become?
He protects himself.
He lives fully,
with great determination.
He goes far.
The turtle is determined.
He can endure great distances.
He protects himself.
lights up paper
with dancing colors.
Her art is imaginative
The aurora lights up the sky
with dazzling colors.
It is an elegant dance.
Cheerful or curious,
daring or peaceful?
Your actions speak to who you are.
“Inventive Lemur” creates everyday ~
forts from blankets, dresses from fabric, dollhouses from cardboard.
makes fun of himself
so everyone feels included.
He invents games
where there are no losers.
The “clown” is an “ancient pattern” in all cultures.
Its purpose is to show us how to laugh at ourselves,
and connect with each other in humble ways.
9th grade literature. 3rd grade science. 5th grade history. The STA curriculum is multi-age and multi-disciplined. Staff work with teachers and build a blended curriculum in connection with state standards. Curriculum can be focused on a single unit, interdisciplinary project, even yearlong themes.
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“Let the beauty of what we love be what we do.” ~ Rumi
What do you love to do? That’s it! That’s where you start looking for your superpower. How can you share this gift to bring life to others?
What lights you up? Live it.
The greatest challenge of the hero is to face the shadows within
Violence is a quick response that comes from the oldest part of the brain. It is taught as a way to problem solve, defeat others, and meet needs. It is hidden in everyone and gets triggered by pain and fear. It can even become a mindset.