In 2006, filmmakers Steve and Whitney Boe attended the “Mythic Journeys” conference and performance festival in Atlanta and found their lives transformed when confronted with the question:
“Will you know who you are when you die or will death have to tell you?”
Mythic Journeys, the movie, is their celebration of that extraordinary experience, an exploration of what myth and story can teach us about our own lives and how mythology can be used to spark creativity and bridge communities, generations and cultures.
In between this imaginative narrative are interviews with some of the world’s leading mythologists, psychologists and spiritual leaders including Deepak Chopra, Michael Beckwith and Jerry Wennstrom.
Below is a video clip that features the artwork of Jerry Wennstrom from the movie Mythic Journeys along with commentary from Deepak Chopra talking about the role of the artist in society.
Mythic Journeys filmmakers Steve and Whitney Boe said,
“Jerry was one of the first artists who jumped on board with the movie. From the first moment we talked, even before we saw his work, we knew it was going to be something special. You can’t tell by this picture but each of the sculptures are about 7 feet tall and are designed with beautiful and whimsically moving parts. Jerry is one of the few artists who can capture the dark and the light at the same time. We were lucky enough to reap the benefit.”