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Applied Mythology for Individuals and Organizations



  • Looking for something valuable and unique for your next event?
  • Want positive results that last longer than the typically temporary “motivational” presentation?
  • Would you like information, tools, and techniques specifically tailored to your group and goals?

Applied Mythology offers the Mythic Tools of Themes, Archetypes, and Symbols relevant to your project, product, organization, and audience.

Every person, every project, every product, every organization is living out some myth. Discover the best one for you and enhance your strengths, avoid inherent pitfalls, and add the engaging power of myth to everything you do.



Pamela Jaye Smith - Mythic Challenges - Cleveland HS - 1 compPamela Jaye Smith is an international speaker and seminar leader offering a unique approach to story, communications, creativity, and leadership via Applied Mythology – the classic truths and techniques contained in the ageless wisdoms of varied cultures around the world.

Pamela brings insights, inspirations, and practical information to your group. She uses clips from film and TV to illustrate her presentations, and delights in lively Q&A sessions.

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Credits include:
Fox
Microsoft
Walt Disney Animation Company
RAI-TV Rome
Marseille and LA Webfests
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U.S. Army
South by SouthWest
Romance Writers of America
Children’s Book Writers of LA
Boeing Space & Communications
Great American PitchFest
UCLA & USC Film Schools
American Film Institute
Entertainment Industries Council
Creative Screenwriting Expo [named Star Speaker ’07]
National Film School of Denmark
Pepperdine University
Assoc. of Proposal Management Professionals
Women in Film
Philosophical Research Society
and many other organizations, conferences, and festivals.



Any of the trainings or topics below can be tailored to your needs: time frame, event focus, and attendees.

Acting classes  –  feature the Chakras / Inner Drives and the ArchePaths.

To discuss how Pamela Jaye can enhance your event with Applied Mythology, contact her for more information or to arrange for a meeting or lecture!


Skills Training

ACTING CLASSES

Learn to use the Inner Drives / Chakras to create and portray unique believable characters.

Who are you? Find your personal ArchePath and how to use it and the other four for auditions, portrayals, and your personal life.

AWARENESS

What and how you think, feel, speak and act affects your reality.

Learn to improve your interaction with and affect on the world around you.

COMMUNICATION

Effective tools for listening, presenting your own ideas and positions, resolving conflict, and inspiring others with the spoken and written word.

LEADERSHIP

Discovering, developing and using your innate leadership abilities.

Secrets of leadership from history, legend, and current times.

STRESS MANAGEMENT

Timeless tools (some reflected in yoga) from the Hindu Kshatrya warrior system, the universal Mystery Schools, and many spiritual disciplines to avoid, deflect, transform and alleviate stress.

TEAMWORK

Group dynamics, assessing individuals, creating effective people-systems.

Managing change in groups: of mission, of personnel, environment, etc.

Presentations can be straight lecture or have varying degrees of interactiveness.

With ten thousand years or so of information from which to draw, presentations can be of any length, over any period of time, always offering valuable insights, inspiration and practical methods for spiritual growth, self-improvement, and community enhancement.

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MYTHWORKS TOPICS
Applied Mythology for More Powerful Reality

ALPHA BABES

ANGELS, ALIENS AND ALTERED STATES

ARCHEPATHS FOR ACTORS

ARCHEPATHS FOR ADVERTISING & BUSINESS

ARCHEPATHS FOR ART

ARCHEPATHS FOR ATTORNEYS

ASSIMILATION OR ANNIHILATION: surviving merger-mania, downsizing and/or layoffs

BEYOND THE HERO’S JOURNEY: other powerful Mythic Themes

BUILDING THE CORPORATE BODY: for productive profitability, pleasantly

BODY OF MYTH: the Soul-Mind-Body connection, how to use and improve it

COMPETITION TO CONSOLIDATION: the new paradigm for commerce

CREATING HEROES THAT INSPIRE US

COMMUNICATION SKILLS: from the ancient orators to convergence media

FROM PLATO TO PLAY-DOH: Conscious Creativity

GENDER DYNAMICS: from sexual harassment to androgyny, combining competition and cooperation

GROUP DYNAMICS: practical leadership, communication, teamwork and empowerment

HOLLYWOOD MYTHS: on the screen and behind the scenes

HOW THE WEIRD STUFF WORKS: from angels and aliens to ESP

HUMANITY’S NEXT ARCHETYPE

INVENTING THE FUTURE: surveying, preparing, and building your next ArchePath (Warrior, Monk, Scientist, Magician or Lover)

LEADERSHIP SKILLS

LOVE, THE MUSE AND CREATIVITY

MANAGING THE MEDIA

MARTIAL ARTS FOR THE MIND: for clear, creative thought and action

MEDIA AS CONSCIOUSNESS

MILLENNIAL MAGICIANS: Conscious Creativity using cycles, new science, and ancient wisdom

MYTH, MAGIC, METAPHYSICS AND MEDIA

MYTHIC TOOLS FOR WRITERS

MYTHIC TOOLS FOR DIRECTORS AND ACTORS

MYTHIC TOOLS FOR ARTISTS AND ANIMATORS

NATURE OF THE SOUL: forty lessons on practical spirituality and creativity

NEW MYTHOLOGY FOR BUSINESS: how to discover and use your best ArchePath and image

NEW MYTHOLOGY FOR MEDIA: how to create our new stories and heroes

ONWARD AND UPWARD: leadership and empowerment

PATH OF INITIATION: forty-two lessons on practical spirituality, healing and economy

PATTERN ANALYSIS: for politics, business, policy, creativity and relationships

THE POWER OF THE DARK SIDE: how we portray evil, temptation, and redemption

REVOLUTION vs. EVOLUTION FOR THE BUSINESS WORLD

STAR IN YOUR OWN MYTH: recreate your Mythic ArchePath & presentation

STRESS MANAGEMENT

THE SUCCESS SPIRAL: learn to profit from natural rhythms of creativity

SYMBOLS & ICONS IN MEDIA/COMMERCE: how to use these powerful ancient communication tools

TEAMWORK, COMMUNICATION AND EMPOWERMENT

VIOLENCE IN MEDIA: the truth of consequences

WARRIOR WAY FOR BUSINESS

WARRIOR WAY FOR FILM-MAKERS

WISE HEART, SHARP SWORD: warriors, weapons, and battlespace of tomorrow, today

WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?

WHAT’S MY MOTIVATION? understanding and motivating others and self via the chakras

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE…? the afterlife, past lives, between lives, and multiple lives in myth and media

YOUR TOPIC FROM A MYTHIC PERSPECTIVE: specially designed for you and your organization or event

 


 

ALPHA BABES: Women of Mythic Significance

 

After the Goddess…
After Feminism….
After The Rules….
What’s a Girl to do…?

 

Become an Alpha Babe!

Discover who they are, why they’re important, and how you can become one, love one, raise one, and work creatively with the archetype.

Neither harpy nor harlot, doormat nor drudge, the Alpha Babe is an exquisitely balanced combination of Strength-Sensitivity-Sensuality-Smarts, serving her own Higher Self and the Greater Good.

This seminar covers:

  • The concept
  • The need for this unique individual
  • Examples from myth, legend, history, current events, and media
  • Who is and who is not an Alpha Babe
  • The Inner Drives, or chakras, and how the Alpha Babe uses them
  • The Geography of Creativity and how the Alpha Babe works from the higher planes
  • Relationship dynamics plus sex, passion, and love — from an Alpha Babe perspective
  • Characteristics, including some from the Warrior path and the Magician path. Suggested use: select a characteristic and —
    1. identify it in yourself: strong, weak, medium
    2. identify it in others: friends, family, public-historical-legendary figures
    3. practice embodying the characteristic for one full week and note its effect on you and on others
    4. teach it to someone else

Use this seminar to learn insights and techniques from the Ageless Wisdom to become an outstanding individual who exemplifies integrity, daring, innovation, honour, interconnectedness, caring, loyalty, and vision… who just happens to be housed in a female body.

This seminar has been presented to Walt Disney Feature Animation, Moondance Film Festival, Screenwriting Expo, American University Women’s Association, and more.

Seminar CDs available.


“Pamela enabled me to couch my sit-com character as a new female archetype [Alpha Babe], and gave me a fresh approach to pitching that took me out of the personal and onto a higher plane. She also helped me shape my own feminine persona that I take into the room for business meetings. All of this in just a short session. Her insights are invaluable and I am delighted to recommend her to performers as well as writers.” 

Maura Kennedy – comic, actress
“Day’s of Our Lives,” Comedy Central, Next Big Star Quarterfinalist,
L.A. Weekly’s Pick of the Week, L.A. Times Best Bet.
Jokes appear in “Joke Soup,” and “Joke Stew” anthologies

Pamela Jaye Smith is a mythologist, consultant, writer, and award-winning producer-director. She is the author of INNER DRIVES: How to Write and Create Characters Using the Eight Classic Centers of Motivation (chakras) and the forthcoming POWER OF THE DARK SIDE: How to Create Great Villains, Dangerous Dilemmas, and Dramatic Conflict.

In her quest to be an Alpha Babe, Pamela strives to integrate high fun, high fashion, and high adventure. She has traveled to the Arctic, the Andes, and SE Asia, has driven a tank and an offshore oil rig, was Band Queen in high school, knows how to sew, and was a questionable but enthusiastic surfer.

She has served on a US Army think-tank (during the Clinton administration) and is on a Boeing think-tank for education and work-force development. Clients and credits include Microsoft, Paramount Pictures, Disney, Universal, RAI-TV Rome, Marseille France, GM, Boeing, Pepperdine, Screenwriting EXPO, film festivals, and the US Army.

 


 

ARCHEPATHS FOR DIRECTORS & ACTORS
  • Empower your acting.
  • Enliven your role.
  • Enrich your motivation.

Plug into powerful mythic paradigms and act out dynamic, believable portrayals based on the five Mythic Paths to Glory: Warrior, Monk, Scientist, Magician, Lover.

Master each Path’s hopes and fears, strengths and weaknesses, symbols, styles and more. Male or female, child or crone, hero or villain…. enrich all your roles by aligning them with these vivid Mythic ArchePaths.

 


 

ARCHEPATHS FOR ADVERTISING & BUSINESS
  • Get the edge.
  • Hit the heart.
  • Fire the mind.
  • Build esprit de corps.

Warrior, Monk, Scientist, Magician, Lover. What’s your ArchePath? Your colleagues’? Your competitors’? Your customers’? Each ArchePath has unique hopes, fears, strengths, weaknesses, symbols, styles and more. Learn to use these valuable insights for effective communications, planning, and actions.

 


 

ARCHEPATHS FOR ART
  • Empower your images
  • Enrich your performance
  • Reach your audience on the deepest levels

Warrior, Monk, Scientist, Magician, Lover – the five Paths to Glory offer valuable profiles for creating dynamic, believable characters in your writing, directing, acting, and art. In this inspiring accessible program you’ll learn the hopes, fears, strengths, weaknesses, symbols, styles and more that guide each Path. Male or female, child or crone, ruler or servant…. enrich your characters by aligning them with these vivid ArchePaths.

 


 

ARCHEPATHS FOR ATTORNEYS

Warrior, Monk, Scientist, Magician, Lover.

What’s your competitors’ ArchePath? Your colleagues’? Your clients’? Your jurists? Your own? Each ArchePath has unique strengths, weaknesses and each expresses in two modes and at three levels of development.

Explore these valuable and practical tools for insights into behaviour, effective communications, planning, and actions.

 


 

ASSIMILATION or ANNIHILATION & COMPETITION to CONSOLIDATION:

mergers from the perspective of Ancient Wisdom & New Science and a new paradigm for commerce.

“A time to come together, a time to go apart”… Inherent in the growth of any body [individual, relationship, family, company, country] is the stage of civil war. And inherent in the coming together of different bodies is the question of how to best accomplish it. Patterns and proclivities seen in physics, metaphysics, politics, physiology and relationships offer insights on how to change and grow effectively, efficiently and powerfully.

 


 

CREATING HEROES THAT INSPIRE US

Want to create true Heroes in your stories? Your directing? Your acting?

Learn Mythic motivations, Mythic symbols, and Mythic story structure to write, direct, and act out the “Hero” who reaches the deepest levels of human aspiration. Learn to create vivid believable characters who move us to soar above the crowd.

 


 

FROM PLATO TO PLAY-DOH:

Conscious Creativity

After you blast away those blocks to creativity….

After you give yourself permission to be creative….

After THE ARTISTS’ WAY…

From Plato’s Ideal down into the world of Form and Function this insightful, practical and fun presentation of Ancient Wisdom plus New Science gives you creative tools for greater effectiveness in all your endeavors. Learn —

  • the four levels of Creativity: when to be where and why
  • how to balance the emotions and the mind
  • master the power of timing and order
  • how to avoid vulnerable phases of the process
  • … and more

 


 

HOLLYWOOD MYTHS:

On the Screen and Behind the Scenes

“Talent will out.” “A good story will get sold and told.” “Filmmaking is a collaborative art.” “Once I make this first sale, I’m in….” All Hollywood myths. What are the truths?

From ROMEO AND JULIET to STAR WARS, from TITANIC to LORD OF THE RINGS, the best stories rely on timeless themes, memorable characters and potent symbols that reach us on a deep mythic level. Learn ancient myths and how to use them to empower your stories.

But when it comes to your career you need a solid, pragmatic approach. How true are those “overnight success” stories and what do they mean for you?

An insightful, humourous and practical guide for navigating the exciting, sometimes rewarding, sometimes disappointing world of filmmaking. How to stay afloat and keep your creativity alive.

 


 

HOW THE WEIRD STUFF WORKS

UFO’s, psi, auras, past-lives, remote viewing, X-Files…. How does all this stuff work? Is it real? Does it matter? Is it harmful or helpful? Ancient Wisdom, New Science, and the Physics of Metaphysics help explain how we perceive, sometimes create and can perhaps control weird phenomena. Fun, insightful, practical. For the simply curious, the serious seekers, researchers, and writers.

 


 

HUMANITY’S NEXT ARCHETYPE

Times are changing — drastically. What was the past all about? Where are we going? How can we survive and thrive in the present and the future? Every aeon has a dominant cultural archetype. Explore the archetypes and learn which one holds the key to our future and how to work with it.

 


 

LOVE, THE MUSE, AND CREATIVITY

Ah, Love… It’s said that the winners write history and the losers write about love. Why does falling in love make people think they’re poets? And why do they actually often turn out fabulous poetry? Why should the Muse never marry? Can you be happy and still be creative? [Blues singers don’t think so.]

How can you keep creating regardless of your love situation?

 


 

LYRE OF APOLLO, SONG OF THE SOUL

The Soul-Mind-Body connection

Want to better understand and utilize the Instrument of the Soul?

Want to improve your healing skills?

Searching for a way to include more spiritualism in your practice?

Curious about those secrets of the cosmos hidden in the human body?

Using information and materials from ancient and modern medicine [Oriental, Western & traditional] synergized with the Wisdom Teachings, new science, mythology, physiology, psychology, symbolism consciousness research, the arts and current events Smith’s presentation covers —

  • The chakras [major, minor, mini; phasing in and phasing out]
  • The brain
  • The eyes
  • Shifting from emotional to mental focus
  • Life cycles
  • Diseases of the planet and of individuals
  • Future problem conditions
  • Techniques for balance
  • The death process

 


 

MILLENNIAL MAGICIANS:

Conscious Creativity for the 21st Century

What do Cleopatra, Ted Turner, Michael Jordan, the Dalai Lama, Oprah Winfrey, George Lucas, Eleanor Roosevelt and Jesus have in common? They are all Millennial Magicians.

Millennial Magicians are visionaries who tap into their higher creativity to consciously produce dramatic positive changes in the world. Each of us holds the key to become a Millennial Magician. Learn how to work with time, space, people, ideas, emotions and things in ways proven effective for many thousands of years.

  • Magic and Creativity – how they really work
  • Archetypes through the ages – for your life, stories, projects
  • Science and Technology – today’s realm of Magic and Manifestation
  • Techniques and tools for all your creations – via patterns and cycles
  • When to hang on? When to let go? When to start a project? When to stay low?
  • Visions of the future – how Millennial Magicians help create our new world

 


 

MYTHIC TOOLS for STORYTELLERS

Mythic Themes and Plot Points

Mythic Structure

Archetypes and ArchePaths for unique, dynamic characters and dialogue

Symbols and Imagery

 


 

NEW MYTHOLOGY FOR MEDIA

The legacy, obligation and opportunity of media in creating our future.

Seven categories of stories for our new mythology.

How to update the archetypes.

New media and convergence media.

 


 

ONWARD AND UPWARD:

Leadership & Empowerment

 


 

PATTERN ANALYSIS:

Holograms, Kaliedoscopes, and Chaos Theory for

 


 

REVOLUTION vs. EVOLUTION FOR THE BUSINESS WORLD

 


 

STRESS MANAGEMENT

 


 

THE SUCCESS SPIRAL:

comprehensive coverage of all parts of your life

 


 

STAR IN YOUR OWN LIFE STORY

Who are you?

Who do you want to be?

How can you effectively express the essence of “you”?

You’ve changed…. but how to convince others of that fact?

Using the Ancient Wisdom tools of aligned personality and focused presentation, Smith shows you how to:

  • Determine your ArchePath: Warrior, Monk, Scientist, Magician, Lover
  • Explore its mythic heroes, stories, examples, and symbols
  • Uncover its strengths and weaknesses, goals and fears
  • Integrate and balance all five Paths for increased power and effect
  • Create a Mythic Statement for introductions, bios, press, etc.

 


 

SYMBOLS & ICONS IN MEDIA/COMMERCE

Big message, small space?

Complex concept, unsophisticated target?

Need to be more effective in your visual communications?

Want to stand out in the crowded worlds of commerce?

From scratchings on cave walls to ads on blimps, from flags and heraldry to company logos, humans have always used a visual short-hand to drive home ideas, concepts, and emotions to other humans.

Our brains are hard-wired to perceive and interpret shapes and colours in certain ways. Drawing on Ancient Wisdom, neurophysiology, Pythagorean geometry, optics, Intelligence theories and more this workshop will help you:

  • explore the language of geometry
  • understand the music and power of colour
  • manipulate the suggestiveness of proportion and relationship
  • select icons and symbols for specific effects
  • learn how tempo affects perceptions

 


 

VIOLENCE IN MEDIA:

The Truth of Consequences

Pamela Jaye Smith did the Literature Review and helped write recommendations for a media campaign for the National Committee Against Youth Violence.

Violence is not the problem. Inappropriate violence is the problem.

Body responses to violence and stress

Force versus Violence

Appropriate motivation (“I only kill bad guys” Harry Tasker, True Lies)

Consequences of Violence

Circle of Life, cut short


 

WARRIOR WAY FOR BUSINESS

Combines mythology, military history & science, ancient Wisdom, new physics, metaphysics, chaos & complexity theories with Smith’s extensive experience in the film business, from major studios to international corporations, to the military. The mix is an inspiring, accessible workshop to enhance your
effectiveness, efficiency, vision and power.

  • explore the rich mythology & spirituality of the Warrior Way
  • align with the nobility, purpose & power of the Warrior archetype
  • acquire valuable leadership & empowerment tools
  • sharpen focus & intensify concentration
  • widen perspective & enhance vision
  • increase communication, timeline, & logistics skills
  • strategy, operations & tactics — what, when and how
  • joint operations — teamwork skills & how groups function
  • shape & control the “battlespace”
  • learn to meet-and-defeat the “enemy,” often through collaboration

 


 

THE WARRIOR WAY FOR FILM-MAKERS

combines mythology, military history & science, ancient Wisdom, new physics, metaphysics, chaos & complexity theories with Smith’s extensive film experience. The mix is an inspiring, accessible workshop to enhance any Filmmaker’s effectiveness, efficiency, vision and power.

  • explore the rich mythology & spirituality of the Warrior Way
  • align with the nobility, purpose & power of the Warrior archetype
  • acquire valuable leadership & empowerment tools
  • sharpen focus & intensify concentration
  • widen perspective & enhance vision
  • increase communication, timeline, & logistics skills
  • strategy, operations & tactics — what, when and how
  • joint operations — teamwork skills & how groups function
  • shape & control the “battlespace”
  • learn to meet-and-defeat the “enemy,” often through collaboration

 


 

WISE HEART, SHARP SWORD:

The Warriors, Weapons, and Battlespace of Tomorrow — Today

A presentation of Applied Mythology and New Science specific to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century Warrior. This information-packed seminar includes:

  • the valour of the Warrior Path with examples from myth and history
  • valuable paradigms for personal and personnel assessment
  • tools for focus, concentration, and mental/emotional balance
  • holographic thinking for the new battlespace
  • pattern recognition
  • complexity and chaos theories in complex people systems
  • leadership, teamwork and empowerment
  • asymmetry, urban conflict, and managing the media

 


 

WHAT’S MY MOTIVATION?

Understanding others and yourself.

Have you ever felt so elated one minute and so depressed the next? How can you feel so aspirational and love the whole world in a peaceful impersonal way only to drop into a dark swirling anger when the driver ahead of you does something really stupid? How does love turn to hate and vice versa?

Is it bio-rhythms? The phases of the moon? The amount of caffeine in the cappuccino? It’s all a question of, to use the old 60’s hippie phrase, “Where you’re comin’ from?”

The system of Energy Centres is an effective tradition of analysis, motivation and healing used around the world under many different names. These representations of the endocrine system, of glands and hormones — sometimes called the chakras — are the driving engines of our humanity. Understanding the function of the different Centres will give you insight into your own personal life and affairs, which can certainly be a relief and perhaps even helpful as you learn to consciously use certain Centres for certain purposes.

 

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