Why Mythic Challenges?

Based on templates developed by Pamela Jaye Smith of MYTHWORKS, Mythic Challenges™ uses the timeless lessons from the world's collective stories. Mythic Challenges is your guide to discovering the role you play in an age old tale. It gives you the appropriate tools of Mythic Themes, Archetypes, and Symbols to effectively tell your story to global audience and move them to awareness and action.

Our Partners

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The Millennium Project

The Millennium Project

Global Futures Studies and Research


Applied Mythology for a more Powerful Reality

Create Now

transforming lives through arts mentoring


Creating a better future through arts and media

Looking Back on 2012

Now that we are one month into 2013 it is time to take an objective look at Mythic Challenges’ year-long journey. The idea for Mythic Challenges came in September 14, 2011 at  c3/VisionLab‘s  2011 State of the Arts Think Tank., attended by leaders and activists in many fields: science, media, government, business, and education. By the end of November, 2011, the curriculum had been designed. Applicable to any person or organization, we worked to make sure our high school program met all California state education standards. Through a lucky meeting with Evelyn Seubert at a holiday event, by January 17, 2012, the pilot at Grover Cleveland Highschool’s Media Lab. Seubert and James Gleason used Mythic Challenges to focus the scripts that the students were writing and from which they would create their projects. Sister schools in Afghanistan also participated in the Mythic Challenges program, under the aegis of the U.S. State Department. Input from the students in both countries contributed to a global perspective on the selected Challenges. By June 2012 seven films were ‘in the can’ defining the students’ views, reportings and documentations of the Millennium Project’s 15 Global Challenges.

In August, “The Tower of Youth” media conference in Sacramento chose Raheel Shah’s “Give and Take” to present at their conference. Shah used Mythic Challenges to write his script.

In September, the Center for Conscious Creativity  chose Mythic Challenges as the first recipient of the FutureVision Award.

The Center for Conscious Creativity's FutureVision Award

The Center for Conscious Creativity’s FutureVision Award

In November, The Water Channel, a co-creation of MetaMeta Communications, Nymphaea, UNESCO-HE and Cap-Net, selected “Use It – Don’t Abuse It” as part of the video vault on water conservation. The video was created at Grover Cleveland High School using the Mythic Challenges curriculum. View it on the Water Channel by clicking here.So it seems that 2012 was a very successful launch for Mythic Challenges. The Mythic Challenges team is grateful to all who participated. We wish you much success in your 2013 endeavors. Please contact us and let us know how we could bring the Mythic Challenges globally focused program to your organization, be it business, entertainment, education, technology, government, public services, or non-profits. Mythic Challenges also offers Teacher Training programs.