“Examining the Sharing Vision
in the Transition Movement”
– Values > Customs > Initiations > Traditions > New Mythology (“the Sequence”).
By Willi Paul, Planetshifter.com Media
E X C E R P T
'Rituals and taboos play an important role in human lives and help reinforce norms, behaviors, relationships and also in … rites of passage, holidays, political rituals, and even daily actions that can be redirected from moments that stimulate consumption to those that reconnect people with the planet and remind them of their dependence on Earth for continued well-being.’
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Defining the Sequence Terms –
A personal value is an individual's absolute or relative and ethical value, the assumption of which can be the basis for ethical action. A value system is a set of consistent values and measures. A principle value is a foundation upon which other values and measures of integrity are based.
A Custom is an action or way of behaving that is usual and traditional among the people in a particular group or place.
Initiation is a rite of passage marking entrance or acceptance into a group or society. It could also be a formal admission to adulthood in a community or one of its formal components. In an extended sense it can also signify a transformation in which the initiate is 'reborn' into a new role.
A tradition is a belief or behavior passed down within a group or society with symbolic meaning or special significance with origins in the past. A number of factors can exacerbate the loss of tradition, including industrialization, globalization, and the assimilation or marginalization of specific cultural groups.
New Mythology – as proposed by W. Paul.