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by Lizpete
Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:18 am
Forum: Mythological Tools for Rites of Initiations and Passage
Topic: Fixing the Soul In Place
Replies: 11
Views: 2222

Neoplato, I am sorry I have been away for a while. You wrote: From my understanding, baptism was supposed to be more like cleansing youself of this word. This would be similiar to elminating the ego, or the attainment of nirvana or enlightment. A deteachment from the material world and being born ag...
by Lizpete
Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Dragons in the East and West
Replies: 43
Views: 2797

Well, I have only some simple thoughts after that complex presentation. I thought it was said (by Campbell?) that the concept of dragons originated in the "East" coming over to the "West" where they were re-shaped to fit legends of great knights and battles. Kinda reminds me of fish stories- the one...
by Lizpete
Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Dragons in the East and West
Replies: 43
Views: 2797

Sorry to break into a well established conversation, but I can't resist. (Some of the artwork that I like best of what I saw in Japan is of dragons.- Yeah, I like the old (old) stuff.) It seems to me that Japanese dragons differ quite a bit from "Western" dragons. They are small, comic creatures tha...
by Lizpete
Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Was Joseph Campbell dedicated to "Cultural Marxism"
Replies: 3
Views: 792

I think he was NOT an advocate of what NOW is fashionably (and very superficially) called "diversity" among Western intellectuals - as he was very hostile and antipathetic to all political "revolutions" and all utopias. Wait, I though Campbell was the guy that studied stories from other cultures an...
by Lizpete
Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: Mythological Tools for Rites of Initiations and Passage
Topic: Fixing the Soul In Place
Replies: 11
Views: 2222

Well, I wanted to explore the topic a bit, get a sense of the different perspectives and views. (Theological arguments.) If its to was the original sin away, why are we not immortal? -Why do we slough off this mortal coil? And don't we bear the signs of punishment for it- that Adam's Apple for examp...
by Lizpete
Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Was Joseph Campbell dedicated to "Cultural Marxism"
Replies: 3
Views: 792

Wow, there was so much in that little "definition" you posted. I was expecting a sentence and got the lecture... Um, I think, to hopefully put it more in a nutshell (?) not the "classical" view of Marxism, but more of Marx-Leninist type of communism where it holds that inorder for communism to be ac...
by Lizpete
Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Mythological Tools for Rites of Initiations and Passage
Topic: Fixing the Soul In Place
Replies: 11
Views: 2222

Fixing the Soul In Place

I read some where a long time ago that the Japanese (or Buddhists) do not believe that the soul is fixed in place until 40 days after birth. It seems to me that the Christian rite of baptism could be of similar idea. Althougth I've heard that the rite is to introduces the baby to God, it seems to me...
by Lizpete
Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Relationships with blissful people
Replies: 46
Views: 5568

Reading through your last three posts I am not sure what is it you are trying to say in connection with the topic. I'm really sorry to have lead the topic so far astray, then. It seems that your post found a way back to it. Bliss is when we realise that our life is not merely our own, we can’t plan...
by Lizpete
Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Relationships with blissful people
Replies: 46
Views: 5568

I seem to have taken over, please accept an apology. Perhaps a moderator may move this discussion. We live in a happily, I think- wait, ardently capitalistic society. Things cost money. "He who pays the piper gets to call the tune" and sometimes even though we get a political vote, a voice in a deci...
by Lizpete
Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Relationships with blissful people
Replies: 46
Views: 5568

Just to interfere a bit more and bring Rand back into it: When her other more loving pleas were ignored my Mother would resort to another refrain, "The food on the table, the shelter of the house, the clothes on my back, as well as other things were provided to me by my parents. They cost money, but...
by Lizpete
Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: RG: Part I, Chpts. 1-2
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

Perhaps its why as Campbell noted some myth/ journeys start with the protagonist sleeping...

Or maybe why one has to brave the awful and get a surprize.
by Lizpete
Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: RG: Part I, Chpts. 1-2
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

Then again, what is the meaning of the "Hero's Journey"?: If the individual comes back from it and the learning turns to ash, the village gaining nothing. (Hmm, sorta like those commandment tablets?) A Hero's Journey begining again? (To get some to listen and learn.) Isn't that one of the reasons wh...
by Lizpete
Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Relationships with blissful people
Replies: 46
Views: 5568

Sladeb, I find it interesting how your post altered the topic: I have many times found a halleluyah freezing on my lips as comments like "it's all very well for you - the rest of us just have to stand by and watch you pursue your bliss" or "there is only room in a family for one person to pursue the...
by Lizpete
Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Casting (the frame)
Replies: 16
Views: 1662

so the best way to deal with it is by staying above it. You mean out of it... (?) what happens if the frame has been casted by our ancestors "Live in the present moment"... (Are we there yet?) Denied by Who? All of us-hmmm. I don't remember voting that way. hidden legacy Hmmm, this is interesting. ...
by Lizpete
Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Casting (the frame)
Replies: 16
Views: 1662

Clemsy, I'm so confused...! For now, patience. Passive-aggressive behavior has to be watched carefully, however. Especially if someone has a vested interest in making sure their projection is validated. There's always the potential for being blindsided by 'poison in the right ears' as it were. In li...