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"The Mage" by Jeff Barnum

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The Meaning Behind "The Mage"

We have inherited toxic systems of story, money, and power (left hand side of the image). The systems resist change and are like the mythical beast, the hydra. Their roots are in our worldviews and paradigms so every attempt to change them fails. They are rotten to the core; when you try and cut off one head two more will appear in their place.

The Mage (in the center) knows that the source of the social future is within them, and has learned what it means to be increasingly inwardly free and creative and less habitual and compelled.

And finally on the right the Mage has honed their perceptual and creative abilities in relationship with others and in the work that matters most, moving systematically from developing perception and creativity to co-creating health in relationships, teamwork, organizations, and society: the "social sculpture."

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