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by davidh
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: With loss comes bliss
Replies: 16
Views: 1972

Life is suffering. Joyfully participate in the sorrows of the world and everything changes. A young girl came up to JC after a lecture and stated: Prof. Campbell, our generation doesn't suffer; we go straight to bliss! His response: Well that's fine, all you miss is life. I don't think those of you ...
by davidh
Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:00 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do You Lose When You Lose Your Myth
Replies: 33
Views: 5449

I posted this in the favorite poem section and thought of this group. I think it is a beautiful poem with much to say about the present subject. Enjoy! The Long Meadow Near the end of one of the old poems, the son of righteousness, the source of virtue and civility, on whose back the kingdom is carr...
by davidh
Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:54 am
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: My favorite poem. What 's yours?
Replies: 282
Views: 37328

Lots of great poetry - may I contribute this beauty. The Long Meadow Near the end of one of the old poems, the son of righteousness, the source of virtue and civility, on whose back the kingdom is carried as on the back of the tortoise the earth is carried, passes into the next world. The wood is da...
by davidh
Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:36 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do You Lose When You Lose Your Myth
Replies: 33
Views: 5449

Group, As I read the above comments, the following quotes kept popping up: Man's last and highest leave-taking is leaving God for God. Meister Eckhart Thou shalt know by experience how salt the savor is of other's bread, and how sad a path it is to climb and descend another’s stairs. [It., Tu prover...
by davidh
Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do You Lose When You Lose Your Myth
Replies: 33
Views: 5449

Jade Buddha,

Sounds like you have done the work - welcome to darkness.

Read the TS Elliot poem again; you are already there and perhaps don't recognize it.

Congratulations!
by davidh
Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What do You Lose When You Lose Your Myth
Replies: 33
Views: 5449

pulsarzen you used one of my favorite quotes and another: the kingdom of heaven is here on earth and man does not see it- gospel of thomas! After twenty years of reading Joseph Campbell, this is one of his greatest gifts to me. The fidelity of wisdom garnered in this manner has been a blessing words...
by davidh
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Village Compound
Topic: HELP- power of myth book review coming
Replies: 3
Views: 1504

Recently I was approached by a friend/theologian who asked if I would be interested in joining a group to discuss theology. My reflexive response was "they gotta get past Jesus". She said fine and that our first book would be "that Campbell myth book you told me about". I have read 5 or 6 of Campbel...
by davidh
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Village Compound
Topic: HELP- power of myth book review coming
Replies: 3
Views: 1504

Thank you, perhaps an edit of that would be the ticket.