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by nights watch
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Death
Replies: 117
Views: 26954

ruiz, I have sort of thought along the same lines as you; after reading in power of myth when campbell said something along the lines of, "I mix all the parts [of various metaphors], and as such i have a broader view, but i will never have the experience comparable to, say, a saint." It seemed to me...
by nights watch
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: Is Joyce worth reading?
Replies: 34
Views: 12023

Joyce certainly is worth reading; here is a review of finnegan's wake by John McConnell that i particularly like and answers the question better than i here could: FIRST: Having read the previous reviews of this work to date (here at Amazon.com), and finding myself in sympathy with the sympathizers,...
by nights watch
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Huxley, Campbell, and transcedence
Replies: 8
Views: 3215

I just recently read through most of my copy of "The Doors of Perception", and was struck again by the similarities between Huxley's experience on Mescaline, and the experience of transcendence through mythology that Campbell talks of. A few passages that struck me: "I took my pill at eleven. An hou...
by nights watch
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Campbell and Jung (biology vs metaphysics)
Replies: 85
Views: 21392

hello ritske, this post may be completely irrelevant and useless and if thats the case then please completely disregard it, but I was struck by Bohdi_Bliss mentioning that the brain wasn't the source of consciousness but rather acted as a reducing valve, and this reminded me of a very similar passag...
by nights watch
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Meaning in life
Replies: 10
Views: 2694

I just recently read the first chapter of "The Inner Reaches of Outer Space" that ends with campbell relating to the reader a phenomenaly compulsive indian myth, that iterates using some fantastic images the fragility and unbelievable shortness of life. And i was thinking about Christianity as well,...
by nights watch
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: The Song of the Universe
Replies: 4
Views: 1957

I've always found Tolkien's mythology fascinating, and his creation story in The Silmarillion is one of my absolute favorites and centers around a song/music. It's way too lengthy to post but you shouldnt have much trouble finding it if youre not familiar with it. I'd like to hear what else you come...
by nights watch
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Death
Replies: 117
Views: 26954

Mortality has been on my mind as of late, and it has the power to simply overwhelm me. The notion of coming to a point where there is simply NOTHING ELSE is mind boggling, and though i accept the fact that i will one day die, the notion is somthing that is slightly unsettling. I love that it gives t...
by nights watch
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: meaning in life
Replies: 7
Views: 1673

hello all; being new to the boards i posted this thread in the wisdom pool, and later realized that this was probably the wrong place for it, and though i recieved some insightful responses to it there, i felt that I should move it here where it seems a little more appropriate...any comments on it a...
by nights watch
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: The Fountain
Replies: 3
Views: 1604

I would STRONGLY urge all those who peruse these boards to go see the new film "The Fountain" by Darren Aronofsky. It had a very low opening weekend gross (being an indie film trying to compete with the likes of Deja Vu and Happy Feet), and so if you want to catch it before it gets pulled you had be...
by nights watch
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Meaning in life
Replies: 10
Views: 2694

Martin and Vissi Thank you both for your elegant insight on these ideas! They were an absolute pleasure to read. I love that I have found such an intelligent community that is able to see the same things i see in life, and whom are searching for the same things in life...I myself have Campbell to th...
by nights watch
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Creation of mythology
Replies: 3
Views: 1724

Something I've wondered about as of late: When myth is being created, what is it that allows it to become myth? Is it simply the Jungian archetypes that unconsciously drive the artist into creating the images and metaphors presented? Can it be done with conscious intent? What I think I am really cur...
by nights watch
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Death
Replies: 117
Views: 26954

hello all! This thread has become simply amazing, and i have some that i would like to say but am rather busy at the moment. I just wanted to post quickly to say thank you to everyone for the amazing responses! and also, Robert G. your quote, "And the key was simply acceptance, not of anything new b...
by nights watch
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Meaning in life
Replies: 10
Views: 2694

No, thank you! All these responses are an absloute pleasure to read. Reading Campbell is a great experience, but I absolutely love to hear how people interpret it and their individual takes on it, and everyone's personal experiences most especially. Joe the Dragon, I found this particular sentiment ...