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by davepots
Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: the Latin Mass!
Replies: 2
Views: 1116

the Latin Mass!

I came across the following news story on NPR. It seems that those interested in the traditional Latin mass may be in a bit of luck: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12218591 Pope Benedict XVI has substantially eased restrictions for priests who want to celebrate what is official...
by davepots
Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Practice
Replies: 12
Views: 3678

I just thought of one from my daily life. I work on the campus of a research lab that is located on a preserve (of sorts) surrounded by woods. The "driveway" into this preserve is a road about 1-2 miles long weaving throughout the forest. Very peaceful and serene to drive down. Sometime ago I made a...
by davepots
Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Practice
Replies: 12
Views: 3678

I would say, look to what you already do on a routine basis. For the most part, I think rituals are born out of what it is we already do all the time. Instead of just doing these things like normal, though, we bring to them a sense of recognition and realization. This relates to what Joe spoke about...
by davepots
Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Faith and Global Warming
Replies: 112
Views: 19137

With regard to living in "harmony" with the natural world... Daniel Quinn, author of "Ishmael" and other books, has some wise words worth considering: Nature constantly "harmonizes" with ALL our actions---and this is exactly the hazard we face. We pour poison in the water and the fish die---what oth...
by davepots
Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Faith and Global Warming
Replies: 112
Views: 19137

"I'm a bit perplexed that you don't see facts as an important part of the mix that can grab people... turn heads to pay attention." Thanks for raising this point. With regards to this discussion, the last thing I claim is to have all my ideas straightened out and organized. I certainly think that "f...
by davepots
Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Faith and Global Warming
Replies: 112
Views: 19137

The poster jdavidmitchell hit it on the head, for me, when he said that this issue is "about change, but not simply change in the environment." Ultimately, I don't think that it is statistics and data which make the difference here. While we all may be moved by empirical data somewhere along the lin...
by davepots
Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Faith and Global Warming
Replies: 112
Views: 19137

Faith and Global Warming

Hello friends, I am curious to hear your thoughts on the role of faith in the whole "global warming" and "climate change" discussion. These two terms might seem initially incompatible (suggestions of science vs religion), but I feel that they are in fact inseparable. For me, my view on global warmin...
by davepots
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Waiting for bliss? not good.
Replies: 6
Views: 2388

I have a recent experience of late that, maybe somewhat, is related to your situation... especially in regard to "waiting"... To sum up, about six months ago I had a tremendous seminal idea that was to be the founding notion for a fictiocious fantasy world to be created by me (in novel form). This i...
by davepots
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: Popular songs containing the stages of the hero's journey .
Replies: 13
Views: 7792

Check out "Given to Fly" by Pearl Jam. Of all the songs I know, it is by far the best example. Its funny... you'll find my discussions online claiming that this song is about Jesus... probably b/c the hero-journey of Jesus fits the heroic story-structure of this song (big suprise!). Then again, othe...
by davepots
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Zombies
Replies: 6
Views: 1511

Have you ever been the only one in a room not using a laptop, or not staring at the TV? Going through something like that will let you know what it feels like to be around zombies. You feel like you're the only one who isn't asleep/sucked in/seduced/etc. Living in the comfort-obsessed world that we ...
by davepots
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Zombies
Replies: 6
Views: 1511

thanks everyone for the wonderful replies, as usual! i hope it didn't sound like i was saying that no good can possibly come from TV... not the case at all. this entire subject seems, at the moment, to be very closely tied to a quote/comment of Joe's I happened to read but an hour ago: will the mach...
by davepots
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Da Vinci Code
Replies: 96
Views: 16867

For those of you who are unaware, there is to be a movie version of The Da Vinci Code to be released next spring/summer, starring Tom Hanks. I am personally of the belief that this movie could rustle even more feathers than the book has in regard to those attacking the movie's "religious implication...
by davepots
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: Artists and Teachers
Replies: 21
Views: 6280

I personally believe that when one is able to see "the light", it can enormously difficult for that individual to refrain from pointing out its radiance in all the places it may shine. Joseph Campbell, in the last few years since I've been introduced to his work, has quickly become my favorite autho...
by davepots
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Waiting for bliss? not good.
Replies: 6
Views: 2388

NathanGear, it is quite refreshing to hear that you're not only taking some time off before you graduate, but that you also have a level head about your situation in life. I just graduated two years ago. I grew up in a upper-middle class sheltered suburb, where from my earliest memories, it was impr...
by davepots
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythological Tools for Rites of Initiations and Passage
Topic: Video Games as the Medium to Transmit Mythology
Replies: 3
Views: 2365

I am quite glad I stumbled upon this post. A few years ago I would have said that video games are wholly negative... a waste of time. Funnily enough, a few years before that, I was putting every second of my free time into playing these games. For a very long time I was quite upset at myself for "wa...