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by Transtar
Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Why Americans should vote for a Democrat in 2008
Replies: 217
Views: 10432

Wow, had a nice long post typed up but then I lost it. ok then, sort reply 1) The govenment is too big, it is large, bloated and needs to be cut down. The individual states are much better at seeing the needs of their own people, plus the people have more power (i.e. easier to change the laws) in th...
by Transtar
Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: Mythological Tools for Rites of Initiations and Passage
Topic: Are Rites of Passage Really Necessary?
Replies: 67
Views: 16255

I feel like rites of passage are necessary, espically those that take us from childhood to adulthood. How many myths and stories are about someone "becoming a man" or "growing up". The rites are our own hero journey. but thats just my 2 cents.
by Transtar
Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What Evolution Is
Replies: 19
Views: 4139

AJ, No, I've not heard of him (but I'm nowhere as well read as you!). But it doesn't surprise me. There are a lot of priests who hold astonishingly modern viewpoints. But sadly, the "official" face of the Church comes out as highly reactionary. One of my cousins studied in a Catholic school. In his...
by Transtar
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28678

One of the reasons I think that the Christianity myth is dead for many people is that the people who are supposed to carry this myth (the church) have broken away from the fundamental ideas of the myth. However, with the explosion of so many "alternative" religions, the need for myth is definatly no...
by Transtar
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: The Shadow Side of Bliss?
Replies: 11
Views: 3566

I've had many people argue the "Hitler/Osama" was following their bliss, and while I agree with Magie', I tend to explain it a little more simply, Hitler and Osama are following the bliss of their mind, they think that they have a hatred to the "others" so to follow that bliss would be to kill those...
by Transtar
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythological Tools for Rites of Initiations and Passage
Topic: Utilizing Today's Mediums?
Replies: 6
Views: 2726

Welcome to the fourms! I am also an avid gamer, and know how deeply video games immerse you in the role of the hero. (I cried in Final Fantasy 7) But I have found that the backstory of the Warcraft saga is rooted in many myths (espically norse), while they develop their own storyline. And I have fou...
by Transtar
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28678

On 2007-02-14 01:41, Ruiz wrote: The reason I say that myth is the cause of many of our problems is because too many people never graduate from the marsupial pouch (myth). They remain children in a way. Their metaphysics is juvenile. <font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Ruiz on 2007-02-14 04...
by Transtar
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Presidential Candidates for '08
Replies: 43
Views: 8772

Another may be to rediscover our libertarian foundations and reform government interference in our lives. If there was a canidate that I believed would do this, I would be knocking on his or her door to volunteer for their campaign. I think Rudy MIGHT be genuine about smaller govenment, but I haven...
by Transtar
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Mt. Moriah: the meaning of the sacrifice of Isaac
Replies: 94
Views: 14154

I have looked at this story from a modern-day perspective, and it has always puzzled me. Until I started to look at it in a more ancient perspective. (around the time that the story was written down) And in that time/area most of the other religions required the sacrifice of your first-born son as a...
by Transtar
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: How / what awakened your mythological mind?
Replies: 12
Views: 4446

Wow, another chemical engineer ((know of any job oppurtunities? <IMG SRC="/forum/images/smiles/icon_razz.gif">))....And Raph...I would say you're quite sane... I have pondered those same questions in my own mind...Alot of times I ponder these things at lunch and never fully develop them, or just for...
by Transtar
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Mt. Moriah: the meaning of the sacrifice of Isaac
Replies: 94
Views: 14154

Dio - I think that alot of the problems you have with the interpretation done by the moden church has a very distict source- Augustian ... I go to an augustian school, and had to learn about this man...and in my opinon he single-handedly screwed up the catholic church. He was the one to introduce th...
by Transtar
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Is this relevant to the JCF? I think so...
Replies: 11
Views: 2744

I think that this would be a disservice to the rest of the world instead of a awakining. Each person needs to find their own journey, take their own path. IF we were to accomplish this, we would force other people (who may not be ready) on the path to spiritual elightenmet (or whatever you want to c...
by Transtar
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Village Compound
Topic: COMMUNITY COUNCIL 2007
Replies: 16
Views: 4585

Just a thought, but perhaps there can be a fourm/webpage for new members, to introduce themselves, and to pose any initial questions about Campbell. When I joined I had only seen the Bill Moyers interview and I felt that I was lacking in knowledge to contribute. (I know better now) As fo keeping the...
by Transtar
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Reality Check
Replies: 36
Views: 4232

I think that one of the principles of myth is to answer these very questions (or at least point us in the direction of the answers). From my own personal experiences, I KNOW that there are aspects to reality that humans have not been able to explain, so for me the mystery isn't IF there is something...
by Transtar
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Village Compound
Topic: The Associates - Who we are
Replies: 28
Views: 6939

I've been here for a little while, but I'd figure I'd give a small biography. I'm a 23 year old male, just graduated from college as a chemical engineer (what are the chances nandu!). I was raised outside of Baltimore, went to college in Philadelphia, and am now living in Atlanta. I was raised a cat...