Master Story

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A Master Story a transhistorical and transcultural narrative that shapes how people think and act in the world. This term is syncretic with the term LP Master Narrative.

Syncretic Terms

Master Narrative > Master Story


According to Ellens[1] the Master Story is the primary and dominant Existential Narrative of western culture. It is derived from "unconscious metaphors" in the Elite Religious traditions (the Symbol Factories of the Western world, specifically Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.


  1. Ellens, J. H. (2001). Introduction: The Destructive Power of Religion. In J. H. Ellens (Ed.), The Destructive Power of Religion: Violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (pp. 1-9). Westport, CT: Praegar. pp. 4-5