Age of the Victim is finally over. The Age of Heroes has begun!
The Way of the
Hero posits that one must utilize one’s individual strengths to
make one’s world a better place. One need not be perfect, or
operating from ideal circumstances either. Are not the heroes that
inspire us often tragically flawed? Are their lives not in a state of
flux and full of uncertainty? Does this prevent them from attempting,
and accomplishing, great things?
Our Age of
Heroes Initiatives have harnessed the creative energy and focused the
attention of many heroic individuals with radically diverse
backgrounds over the years, directing it towards improving the
collective quality of human life. The Age of Heroes welcomes secular,
Intrafaith and Interfaith participation.
As with the
Argonaut expedition of old, the children of different (and sometimes
warring) gods are invited to partner with exceptional mortals to face
great challenges and accomplish something that really needs to get
In the early
dawn of this new millennium (2000 – 2005) I partnered with
individuals and organizations to stem the tide of the ever-growing
Digital Divide in New York City. Our collective efforts led to a free
Computer Drop-In Center in downtown Brooklyn and an innovative
Intern/Extern/Volunteer Program called New Shores. Our adventures
were chronicled though the e-radio show ‘Navigating the Digital
Divide’, a comic strip in Big News, a few cliff-hanger tales on
Psychjourney, presentations at conferences and an ‘Age of Heroes’
special episode in the third season of my fringe TV show.
From 2005 –
2014 the focus was much narrower. I Championed Literacy (Functional,
Vocational, Cultural, Informational, Digital, Multicultural,
Environmental) in rural Northeastern Pennsylvania and Northwestern
New Jersey through my individual efforts, in partnership with my
wife, through our Mythic 501(c) (2007 – 2013) and via coordinated,
cooperative endeavors with local individuals and organizations. Local
media and our website chronicled those adventures.
Now that our
sojourn has returned us to Northeastern New Jersey and the Greater
New York Metropolitan Area, I am inspired to dedicate myself to
actualizing the ultimate Dream: manifesting Elysium in the here and
now. Elysium is the Highest Heaven the mortal mind can conceive. The
Elysium Project is the ultimate Quest for the Golden Fleece.
Project also serves our efforts in building Elysium. By exploring the
legends and lore of the lost continent, we hope to learn from their
epic triumphs and tragic mistakes.
I foresee this
new round of activity as being our greatest adventure yet. If you
find resonance with my words, and wish to learn more, please stay
tuned. Our Quest will be chronicled right here on our website and in
the pages of The Magic Happens (TMH). And the Call to Adventure will
be sounded often, giving all who wish to take part in the Quest ample
opportunity to do so.
You can meet
all who have thus far heeded the call as Argonauts, and sit in on our
Hall of Heroes discussions, monthly on Voice of Olympus, our e-radio
The Days of
Yore may be far behind us, but before us a glorious new Golden Age
yearns to be born!
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