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by Billeen
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Harry Potter
Replies: 5
Views: 1328

I'm teaching J.C. to 6th graders right now using The Hobbit and H.P. For grown-ups who are more familiar with the rest of Tolkien's work, Harry's quests and the LOTR trilogy is straightt down the line Hero's Journey. I asked my kids if they could think of any books or movies that had a person like G...
by Billeen
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: A Woman's Hero Journey: Is it different?
Replies: 167
Views: 32733

I am breathing a huge sigh of relief. This is my first post, please excuse the stuttering enthusiasm. I did not know that you guys and this place was here. The Heroine's Journey has been kicking around in the back of my mind for about a month now. I thought I was an lonely and isolated phenom, thank...
by Billeen
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Village Compound
Topic: Roundtable: Alaska
Replies: 0
Views: 1170

Do Disney Princesses encourage little girls to embrace their inner herione?

Are Alaskans closer to their bliss than other people?

I have lots of ideas, but not a lot of people to talk to them about. I know that we are out there. Fellow Alaskans, lets get together, if we can.
by Billeen
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: He Wonders
Replies: 19
Views: 4363

Shanti was asking if Alaska is the friendliest place on Earth. Anchorage, not so much, but the rest of the state... More or less. I've never been afraid to be out alone after dark, even in Anchorage. We have more than our share of predators, of course, but they usually have four legs, rather than tw...
by Billeen
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: New to Joseph Campbell
Replies: 14
Views: 4299

ebh, the only crappy thing about Campbell that I can think of, is now you are always going to know how the story goes. It makes for jaded movie watching.

Robert, dude, I once bought Alanis Morisette's Jagged Little Pill album for myself on Valentine's day. I know the feeling.
by Billeen
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: A Woman's Hero Journey: Is it different?
Replies: 167
Views: 32733

On 2005-09-22 02:56, Niru wrote: ...a woman is her own ‘reason’. The male is the seed, the reason for the creation, but woman is at the same time the seed and the womb. She is the ‘half’ and the ‘reason’ for the man. She is the mate and mother of him. The idea of a woman being her own reason is som...
by Billeen
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: A Woman's Hero Journey: Is it different?
Replies: 167
Views: 32733

Are you guys at all familiar with the Orestes cycle by Euripides? It was a play performed on religious holidays in Greece sort of like a Christmas pageant. A moralistic ritual. The moral of the Orestes is that a son is of no relation to his mother. A queen has no power to serve justice on her people...
by Billeen
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: He Wonders
Replies: 19
Views: 4363

Good point. I think that our Natives have subsitance rights to set-net for salmon along that shore. Would be a shame if they couldn't pull their nets because of some nasty land-owners. Hmmm...
by Billeen
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: A Woman's Hero Journey: Is it different?
Replies: 167
Views: 32733

Nandu, I gather that your family has been in India for generations. That may seem like a stupid observation, but, as an Alaskan, my family is considered an "old" family because we've been here since 1940. Pre-statehood. There are only three generations of us here, but we've almost totally lost conta...
by Billeen
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: Appropriate age for Campbell?
Replies: 33
Views: 9216

My seven-year-old daughter had no trouble understanding the similarities between Isis and "Mother Mary." I didn't want to give her enough info to raise hackles at school, but she seemed to understand that everyone, even Native Alaskans, had stories just like Noah. Casually switching on a "Power of M...
by Billeen
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: Bill Moyers Under Attack!
Replies: 19
Views: 5544

Rush Limbaugh says that PBS stands for the Palestinian Broadcasting System and NPR stands for National Pinko Radio. I think this is a case of the uneducated being distrustful of the educated. "Ah sur don' get it... Mus be the werk of the Day-Vul." On the other hand, how silly and selfish is it for u...
by Billeen
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: He Wonders
Replies: 19
Views: 4363

Shanti, just checked out the Methuselah website. That's just amazing. I just took an intro Geology class last semester. I feel like I can see THROUGH the Earth now. Alaska is a very confusing place to learn geology, but definitely not boring. It is humbling to consider our importance to the planet. ...
by Billeen
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
Replies: 14
Views: 3728

Thank you, Raphael, for that lesson in physics and for putting down what really ticks me off about the Narnia Chronicles. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely adored the series as a kid, and now. I've read them dozens of times, given them as gifts to all sorts of little boys and girls and am in the proc...
by Billeen
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
Replies: 14
Views: 3728

Thank you, Raphael, for that lesson in physics and for putting down what really ticks me off about the Narnia Chronicles. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely adored the series as a kid, and now. I've read them dozens of times, given them as gifts to all sorts of little boys and girls and am in the proc...
by Billeen
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: Bob Dylan's Lyrics
Replies: 26
Views: 8229

The Hurricane was mentioned, but I think every song on the Desire album has major mythic overtones. My favorite is One More Cup Of Coffee.