Dr. Joseph Riggio

is creating "Weaponized Storytelling" ... Take Back Control Of The Story!

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patrons
Thanks for joining me, I hope you'll consider becoming a patron.

You'll get access here to new ways of understanding and influencing your own life story, and the stories of those you interact with, personally and professionally. The basis of what I'll be sharing is a combination of cutting-edge neurocognitive science, developmental modeling and my own brand of mythological transformational storytelling. I'll be doing that in my posts and podcasts, and with live and recorded webcasts for patrons.

Reality IS the Story ....
the Story IS Reality


If you know my work already you know that I think working with story is the most potent way to have what I call, "The Experience of YOUR Life" (as opposed to the one imposed upon you and sold to you as the one you should be having, i.e.: "Be good and fit in."). 

Allow me to share an ever growing arsenal of tools for perceiving, thinking and communicating with you, designed to allow you to shape the story of your life.

Much of the early work I did with story came from the work of the renowned mythologist, Joseph Campbell, as well as a group of scholars centered around psychology, anthropology, philosophy and linguistics. Now, for the last decade and half I've delved more deeply into the domain of neurocognitive science and evolutionary developmental modeling, generating a new level of awareness about how we engage with story and, how it shapes and affects us personally, and at the level of society-at-large.

My model of transformational performance, built on the structure of story and mythic form, the MythoSelf Process, is both pragmatically strategic and aimed at what's real. Unlike many scholars of story my work is grounded somatically as well as semantically, not interpretation, projection and/or conjecture. The MythoSelf Process model spans the intellectual space between embodied and situational cognition, with a dose of evolutionary neurocognitive development.

Together we'll be opening up a pathway for you to make sense of and take action in the "here and now."

I promise you when you decide to join me on this journey all the stories you encounter every day of you life will begin making more and more sense, and you'll have a better understanding of them and what to do in response. I'll be laying out the basis of how we encounter story as the fundamental way you make sense of the world, and why that's so critical for you to get right up front. Then we'll unpack the structure of story as a universal idea, as well as beginning to look at specific stories to unravel be hidden meanings that reside below the surface. For what it's worth this is probably not as complicated as you might think ... in fact I suggest you  Start Here.


In the beginning ...


We come a long way from when Marshall McLuhan told us, "The Medium Is The Message" in 1964, informing us that the medium doesn't just contain the content, it becomes embedded in the content. In this way, the medium becomes entwined with what we perceive to be "real" ... i.e.: the story we experience and how it affects us in the telling. 

Since McLuhan's prophetic declaration about "the medium" we've seen the enormous impact of how it shapes the story we are experiencing becoming what is "real" for us. For instance, how television shaped the 2016 U.S. Presidential election of Donald J. Trump, and before that, the 1960 Presidential election campaign between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon. John F. Kennedy understood the medium and how it would shape his message, and he was great on camera too. This combination allowed him to reach and connect with millions of viewers. Richard Nixon did not have the same success with television. Nixon's failure to grasp the significance of the medium proved to be a fatal mistake in telling his story, costing him the election. Every major political campaign from that point forward became about shaping and controlling how the message performs in the medium, and the effect on the candidate trying to tell their story to their constituents.

Get this bit wrong and you lose, it's really that simple. 

In 2016, Donald Trump killed off his opponents one by one with catchy insults ... he crushed Marco Rubio with the simple moniker, "Little Marco," then he went after the potential front-runner Jeb Bush by labeling him "Low Energy" among other things. You might imagine these things wouldn't matter at the level of a Presidential election, but these seemingly simple comments shape the story that's been told, and more significantly the one that's being heard.

The Donald Trump insult while he was a presidential candidate on campaign that really stuck was "Crooked Hillary." That simple two-word phrase, that every medium covering the campaign trail took to like fish to water, summed up much of what her detractors and his constituency already believed to be true. Despite your political or personal opinion of Donald J. Trump, he mastered the art of shaping the story, and it won him the votes he needed to become President of the United States of America.

The most potent thing you can do may be taking control of the story, because it means shaping and controlling the minds of those who are experiencing it, including your own.


WHY I AM HERE ON PATREON NOW:


My reason for being here on Patreon is simple; I want to create a shared space where I can present my thirty plus year journey of study and learning with you about how our stories shape our worldview. Peering below the surface to how our worldview shapes our lives and the world we live in is a necessary step if we plan on preventing a fall off the precipice into utter chaos, either  personally or collectively. I think about this as a process of tapping into the operating systems that we use to run our experience, as individuals and together. This is an extension and outgrowth of my work as the Architect & Designer of the MythoSelf Process and SomaSemantics after three decades of dedication to developing this unique model of human transformation.

It seems with every generation, and every succeeding year, the complexity we're facing increases exponentially. What we need to shape our lives and the world around us in ways that reflect our desire for a viable future is an entirely new level of adaptability based on a cognitive shift in how we perceive ourselves and our place in the world. When you do this the gates of perception open, and new possibilities for being and doing emerge. Instead of being overwhelmed by the complexity we face, it becomes part of the framework we can use to leap beyond what limits us today. But, we need to build a "new" mind, because we can't do any of that with our "old" mind.

So I'm inviting you to join with me on this journey to our collective future, as well as on a journey within ... to the center of ourselves. Joseph Campbell called this "The Hero's Journey" and I agree with his fundamental premise that we are all called to discover ourselves. We do this in order to complete the path from dependence, through independence to inter-dependence becoming fully human, so that we can "Return to the World," making the unique contribution only we are capable or making.

So once agin I'm asking you to consider making a pledge at whatever level you feel makes sense for you today to support what I'm doing here. While I try not to take myself too seriously, and what I'll be sharing with you here will sometimes be done with "tongue in cheek" humor, don't let that fool you for a second, I couldn't be more serious about the outcome I'm aiming at with you here ... " Creating Futures That Work."
Tiers
Initiate
$1 or more per month
Initiates are stepping onto the path and have begun the journey to mastery of the Self ... all Initiates shall have access to all private posts just for patrons, including multimedia excerpts from my online and live events.

NOTE: This patron level does not include access to either complete podcast or webcast live or recorded events. 
Adepts
$9 or more per month
Adepts are all about getting in touch with and becoming aware of their Inner Wisdom, they are committed to the path and have begun the journey to mastery of the Self ... Adepts will have access to my patrons' only "Weaponized Storytelling Private Access Podcasts" here on Patreon, including the transcripts.
Includes Discord rewards
Truth Sayer
$47 or more per month
Truth Sayers are deeply committed to making the mastery of the Self central to who they are and who they are becoming ... they will have access to my 45-minute monthly "Truth Sayer 'Private Access℠' LIVE Webcasts" including streaming video recordings, MP3 audio recordings, and transcripts too.

NOTE: This patron level includes access to everything from the Initiate and Adept tier levels as well, e.g.: "Weaponized Storytelling Private Access Podcasts" and transcripts. 
Includes Discord rewards
Master
$97 or more per month
Masters are ready to take the journey into the "Sactum Sanctorum" of the Self, and to come to know themselves as they are, no less and no more ... in additional to all previous perks, I will send a signed, physical copy of my book, "Experiencing The Hero's Journey" (when you provide me you physical postal address only).


Masters will also have access to monthly 90-minute "Masters 'Private Access℠' LIVE Webcasts" including interactive Q. & A. sessions, and the streaming video recordings, MP3 audio recordings, and transcripts only for Master and Genius level patrons here on Patreon, .

Includes Discord rewards
Genius
$197 or more per month
Genii are all about Tikkum Olam, "acts of kindness performed to perfect or repair the world" ...  and are committed to healing the world by raising the awareness of themselves as well as others.


They get all previous perks, and will also have access to streaming simulcast broadcasts of live events personally selected by Joseph, and be periodically invited to VIP events only for the Genii level patrons. 

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
3 of 1000 patrons
When we reach 1000 patrons I want to build a yearly conference that they can all attend either live in-person or via a live simulcast broadcast of the event.
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Thanks for joining me, I hope you'll consider becoming a patron.

You'll get access here to new ways of understanding and influencing your own life story, and the stories of those you interact with, personally and professionally. The basis of what I'll be sharing is a combination of cutting-edge neurocognitive science, developmental modeling and my own brand of mythological transformational storytelling. I'll be doing that in my posts and podcasts, and with live and recorded webcasts for patrons.

Reality IS the Story ....
the Story IS Reality


If you know my work already you know that I think working with story is the most potent way to have what I call, "The Experience of YOUR Life" (as opposed to the one imposed upon you and sold to you as the one you should be having, i.e.: "Be good and fit in."). 

Allow me to share an ever growing arsenal of tools for perceiving, thinking and communicating with you, designed to allow you to shape the story of your life.

Much of the early work I did with story came from the work of the renowned mythologist, Joseph Campbell, as well as a group of scholars centered around psychology, anthropology, philosophy and linguistics. Now, for the last decade and half I've delved more deeply into the domain of neurocognitive science and evolutionary developmental modeling, generating a new level of awareness about how we engage with story and, how it shapes and affects us personally, and at the level of society-at-large.

My model of transformational performance, built on the structure of story and mythic form, the MythoSelf Process, is both pragmatically strategic and aimed at what's real. Unlike many scholars of story my work is grounded somatically as well as semantically, not interpretation, projection and/or conjecture. The MythoSelf Process model spans the intellectual space between embodied and situational cognition, with a dose of evolutionary neurocognitive development.

Together we'll be opening up a pathway for you to make sense of and take action in the "here and now."

I promise you when you decide to join me on this journey all the stories you encounter every day of you life will begin making more and more sense, and you'll have a better understanding of them and what to do in response. I'll be laying out the basis of how we encounter story as the fundamental way you make sense of the world, and why that's so critical for you to get right up front. Then we'll unpack the structure of story as a universal idea, as well as beginning to look at specific stories to unravel be hidden meanings that reside below the surface. For what it's worth this is probably not as complicated as you might think ... in fact I suggest you  Start Here.


In the beginning ...


We come a long way from when Marshall McLuhan told us, "The Medium Is The Message" in 1964, informing us that the medium doesn't just contain the content, it becomes embedded in the content. In this way, the medium becomes entwined with what we perceive to be "real" ... i.e.: the story we experience and how it affects us in the telling. 

Since McLuhan's prophetic declaration about "the medium" we've seen the enormous impact of how it shapes the story we are experiencing becoming what is "real" for us. For instance, how television shaped the 2016 U.S. Presidential election of Donald J. Trump, and before that, the 1960 Presidential election campaign between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon. John F. Kennedy understood the medium and how it would shape his message, and he was great on camera too. This combination allowed him to reach and connect with millions of viewers. Richard Nixon did not have the same success with television. Nixon's failure to grasp the significance of the medium proved to be a fatal mistake in telling his story, costing him the election. Every major political campaign from that point forward became about shaping and controlling how the message performs in the medium, and the effect on the candidate trying to tell their story to their constituents.

Get this bit wrong and you lose, it's really that simple. 

In 2016, Donald Trump killed off his opponents one by one with catchy insults ... he crushed Marco Rubio with the simple moniker, "Little Marco," then he went after the potential front-runner Jeb Bush by labeling him "Low Energy" among other things. You might imagine these things wouldn't matter at the level of a Presidential election, but these seemingly simple comments shape the story that's been told, and more significantly the one that's being heard.

The Donald Trump insult while he was a presidential candidate on campaign that really stuck was "Crooked Hillary." That simple two-word phrase, that every medium covering the campaign trail took to like fish to water, summed up much of what her detractors and his constituency already believed to be true. Despite your political or personal opinion of Donald J. Trump, he mastered the art of shaping the story, and it won him the votes he needed to become President of the United States of America.

The most potent thing you can do may be taking control of the story, because it means shaping and controlling the minds of those who are experiencing it, including your own.


WHY I AM HERE ON PATREON NOW:


My reason for being here on Patreon is simple; I want to create a shared space where I can present my thirty plus year journey of study and learning with you about how our stories shape our worldview. Peering below the surface to how our worldview shapes our lives and the world we live in is a necessary step if we plan on preventing a fall off the precipice into utter chaos, either  personally or collectively. I think about this as a process of tapping into the operating systems that we use to run our experience, as individuals and together. This is an extension and outgrowth of my work as the Architect & Designer of the MythoSelf Process and SomaSemantics after three decades of dedication to developing this unique model of human transformation.

It seems with every generation, and every succeeding year, the complexity we're facing increases exponentially. What we need to shape our lives and the world around us in ways that reflect our desire for a viable future is an entirely new level of adaptability based on a cognitive shift in how we perceive ourselves and our place in the world. When you do this the gates of perception open, and new possibilities for being and doing emerge. Instead of being overwhelmed by the complexity we face, it becomes part of the framework we can use to leap beyond what limits us today. But, we need to build a "new" mind, because we can't do any of that with our "old" mind.

So I'm inviting you to join with me on this journey to our collective future, as well as on a journey within ... to the center of ourselves. Joseph Campbell called this "The Hero's Journey" and I agree with his fundamental premise that we are all called to discover ourselves. We do this in order to complete the path from dependence, through independence to inter-dependence becoming fully human, so that we can "Return to the World," making the unique contribution only we are capable or making.

So once agin I'm asking you to consider making a pledge at whatever level you feel makes sense for you today to support what I'm doing here. While I try not to take myself too seriously, and what I'll be sharing with you here will sometimes be done with "tongue in cheek" humor, don't let that fool you for a second, I couldn't be more serious about the outcome I'm aiming at with you here ... " Creating Futures That Work."

Recent posts by Dr. Joseph Riggio

Tiers
Initiate
$1 or more per month
Initiates are stepping onto the path and have begun the journey to mastery of the Self ... all Initiates shall have access to all private posts just for patrons, including multimedia excerpts from my online and live events.

NOTE: This patron level does not include access to either complete podcast or webcast live or recorded events. 
Adepts
$9 or more per month
Adepts are all about getting in touch with and becoming aware of their Inner Wisdom, they are committed to the path and have begun the journey to mastery of the Self ... Adepts will have access to my patrons' only "Weaponized Storytelling Private Access Podcasts" here on Patreon, including the transcripts.
Includes Discord rewards
Truth Sayer
$47 or more per month
Truth Sayers are deeply committed to making the mastery of the Self central to who they are and who they are becoming ... they will have access to my 45-minute monthly "Truth Sayer 'Private Access℠' LIVE Webcasts" including streaming video recordings, MP3 audio recordings, and transcripts too.

NOTE: This patron level includes access to everything from the Initiate and Adept tier levels as well, e.g.: "Weaponized Storytelling Private Access Podcasts" and transcripts. 
Includes Discord rewards
Master
$97 or more per month
Masters are ready to take the journey into the "Sactum Sanctorum" of the Self, and to come to know themselves as they are, no less and no more ... in additional to all previous perks, I will send a signed, physical copy of my book, "Experiencing The Hero's Journey" (when you provide me you physical postal address only).


Masters will also have access to monthly 90-minute "Masters 'Private Access℠' LIVE Webcasts" including interactive Q. & A. sessions, and the streaming video recordings, MP3 audio recordings, and transcripts only for Master and Genius level patrons here on Patreon, .

Includes Discord rewards
Genius
$197 or more per month
Genii are all about Tikkum Olam, "acts of kindness performed to perfect or repair the world" ...  and are committed to healing the world by raising the awareness of themselves as well as others.


They get all previous perks, and will also have access to streaming simulcast broadcasts of live events personally selected by Joseph, and be periodically invited to VIP events only for the Genii level patrons. 

Includes Discord rewards