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by littlewing
Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Totem Animals
Replies: 12
Views: 835

Cool pic, Clemsy. Thanks! Ravens, oh my, oh yes. believe that's the energy I need to call in these days. Raven isn't supposed to be where I live. But have seen a couple of them this summer. Thanks, Cindy. If you live in the desert, I'm jealous! lw 'Twas born in a desert; born in a lion's den...
by littlewing
Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:26 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 128137

Thanks, Romansh. Though I don't presume to know if/how much free will is involved in any one decision, your dumping of the belief has had a freeing effect. That seems empowering to me. Like many unprovable concepts, dropping of a dearly held belief opens one up to a broader, less dogmatic view. four...
by littlewing
Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:53 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Totem Animals
Replies: 12
Views: 835

Hummingbird can give us the medicine to solve the riddle of the contradiction of duality. How true! Hummingbirds are seen as delicate, tiny birds; yet are among the fiercest of the bird kingdom. They defy aerodynamics with their acrobatics; and concepts of time if you look at heartbeat rate as life...
by littlewing
Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 128137

Gonna pop in here, after long absence on these forums. Absence not due to loss of love for Campbell or for these debates; due instead to needing to attend to other parts of my life. On free will, I admit to reading a few (only) pages of this debate. Yet I presume to think I have something to offer t...
by littlewing
Sun May 31, 2009 2:17 am
Forum: The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell - audio
Topic: Lecture I.1.3 - Symbolism and the Individual
Replies: 181
Views: 21905

Thanks for the last couple of pages, folks! That was lovely reading! The simple and endlessly fascinating truth is that we can go back and forth pondering, within each and every pair of opposites, forever. -BD No energy (running on DC?) to parse the opposites today... but it's fun to read y'all doin...
by littlewing
Wed May 06, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell - audio
Topic: Lecture I.1.3 - Symbolism and the Individual
Replies: 181
Views: 21905

JJ:
we can be skeptical, yet open to all possibilities, which for my "money's worth" is an awesome way to live. 8)
Ditto!

lw
by littlewing
Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:34 am
Forum: The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell - audio
Topic: Lecture I.1.3 - Symbolism and the Individual
Replies: 181
Views: 21905

How fascinating does it get? http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/04/28/universe-gamma-ray.html ...the stardust we're made of... :D (transform...consume...die.... Are these not the same? ...and that's why we're called the 'grateful dead'...another of my religions) lw Mirror shatters in formless reflec...
by littlewing
Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:27 am
Forum: The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell - audio
Topic: Lecture I.1.3 - Symbolism and the Individual
Replies: 181
Views: 21905

:o I really didn't think of implosion into the stars as a pessimistic thing! ...and, yes, Mystery works for me. It matters little anyway; it doesn't change who we are or how we try to be.

lw
by littlewing
Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell - audio
Topic: Lecture I.1.3 - Symbolism and the Individual
Replies: 181
Views: 21905

"the pure sensation of being alive" I keep seeing babies! Newborns are reacting, even, to physical sensation: air on skin; internal processes with the newness of eating.... Later, you can see the pure joy on their faces to be here. Neo: I think our only difference of opinion is that I subscribe to t...
by littlewing
Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell - audio
Topic: Lecture I.1.3 - Symbolism and the Individual
Replies: 181
Views: 21905

Neoplato: Ah…but is the “experience of relating/expressing spirituality” emotional? Or is that the pure sensation of being alive? Must admit my bias is towards my buddhist teachers who claim that our whole task here on this planet is to deal with the emotional realm. Of course, I don't know ! But re...
by littlewing
Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:59 am
Forum: The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell - audio
Topic: Lecture I.1.3 - Symbolism and the Individual
Replies: 181
Views: 21905

Thank you, Neo... that's clear, monism vrsa dualistic monotheism.... Guess personally, I don't particularly subscribe to either. I am comfortable with a buddhist sort of atheism. As Campbell notes, my challenges are calming egotism (though my childhood religion encouraged releasing egotism, too!); a...
by littlewing
Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell - audio
Topic: Lecture I.1.3 - Symbolism and the Individual
Replies: 181
Views: 21905

CS is dualistic re: the created is a reflection. However, the reflection is spiritual in nature; not material. Their definition of God is literally: truth, life, love, soul, spirit, mind, principle. I should have put those all in caps; god is only the perfect version of these spiritual realities. CS...
by littlewing
Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell - audio
Topic: Lecture I.1.3 - Symbolism and the Individual
Replies: 181
Views: 21905

This part in Campbell’s lecture, struck a chord for me… Quote: “Now from this, I want to point to the main ideal for the individual in the great traditions of the Orient. The main ideal is that you should realize that you are a manifestation of that being. That is what you are. It is to be a discov...
by littlewing
Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell - audio
Topic: Lecture I.1.1 - The Celebration of Life
Replies: 65
Views: 12535

Correct me if I'm wrong, but is it not so that there is such a thing as a healthy Orthodoxy? I think of this as a mythology/values system that serves to help the people within it to grow; an interpretation of who we are here we can fall back on. Healthy orthodoxy would be in that part of the cycle b...
by littlewing
Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:32 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Dalai Lama...50 Years Later.
Replies: 5
Views: 415

jj: I believe that this Dalai Lama will go down as one of the greatest spiritual leaders to have ever lived on our planet. Ditto! My current fave is printed on the back of a massage school t-shirt: Although attempting to bring about world peace through the internal transformation of individuals is d...