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by Painted Owl
Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: some humor to lighten the place up a little
Replies: 865
Views: 98453

A married man left work early one Friday, but instead of going home, he spent the weekend partying with the boys. When he finally returned home on Sunday night, his wife really got on his case and stayed on it. After a few of hours of swearing and screaming, his wife paused and pointed at him and ma...
by Painted Owl
Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: "MIND WALK", THE MOVIE---- Fritjof Capra
Replies: 6
Views: 864

The poet is just pointing out that there is a mystery beyond the rational, beyond any theory. As Campbell says ...the transcendent is unknowable and unknown...The mystery of life is beyond all human conception... The Power of Myth (Chapter II The Inward Journey) And Shakespeare: There are more thin...
by Painted Owl
Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: "MIND WALK", THE MOVIE---- Fritjof Capra
Replies: 6
Views: 864

Hi Painted Owl, The poet was transcending the "theory" metaphor. There's a similar conversation in The Hero's Journey book and video: Campbell: ...The problem with science is to give you an image of the universe, what it's like, what it actually is like. And this changes from decade to decade actua...
by Painted Owl
Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: "MIND WALK", THE MOVIE---- Fritjof Capra
Replies: 6
Views: 864

"I liked when the poet in the film said: "I feel just as reduced being called a clock as I do being called a system." Hi Myrtle, Yes it sounds like Joe was tuned into the changes occurring, not really surprizing. The poet in the movie had many insights but I am afraid he began to lose me near the en...
by Painted Owl
Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: "MIND WALK", THE MOVIE---- Fritjof Capra
Replies: 6
Views: 864

"MIND WALK", THE MOVIE---- Fritjof Capra

Hi everyone, I just wanted to introduce this movie Mind Walk, it represents a shift in consciousness to a new worldview, and it represents a relatively new methodology in science, instead of reductionism it represents holistic thinking/general systems theory or just systems thinking. It was David Bo...
by Painted Owl
Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:03 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What is Man?
Replies: 58
Views: 2107

SteveC, You seem to be playing with the idea of a meme, but as to whether something is corrupted, as in something intend for good but turning out badly, is it not a value judgement, and entirely subjective? Perhaps I am not quite getting the proper drift here, sorry if that is the case. Reading back...
by Painted Owl
Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:15 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What is Man?
Replies: 58
Views: 2107

Yo! The impluse to action must always have the will behind it, thus the action is always first and foremost the fulfilment of the individual's will, and in this limited sense it is selfish, in that the individual himself is necessarily served first through any action he preforms. This does not negat...
by Painted Owl
Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:53 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What are thoughts?
Replies: 19
Views: 1222

Hi all!! I believe thoughts are the definations of sensory perceptions of experience which in turn, is the physicality of the outer world. These definations of sensory experience are interrelated and it is through this process that the complex idea and/or the concept thus arises, it is all in the fo...
by Painted Owl
Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: some humor to lighten the place up a little
Replies: 865
Views: 98453

Because Everyone In Canada Lives In An Igloo. Now that Vancouver has won the chance to host the 2010 Winter Olympics, these are some questions people from all over the world are asking. Believe it or not these questions about Canada were posted on an International Tourism Website. Obviously the answ...
by Painted Owl
Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: some humor to lighten the place up a little
Replies: 865
Views: 98453

Women vs. Men Drivers A woman and a man are involved in a car accident on a snowy, cold Monday morning; it's a bad one. Both of their cars are totally demolished but amazingly neither of them are hurt. God works in Mysterious ways. After they crawl out of their cars, the man is yelling....about wome...
by Painted Owl
Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: The Myth of "The Self"
Replies: 68
Views: 6087

Meaning is always a relation, can a self then truely be isolated, as in, apart from? So if there can never be a clear crisp defination of self, are there any ways in which the obsurity of the concept is common to all. Is not the concept of self a direct expression of an open system, its defining pri...
by Painted Owl
Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: The Myth of "The Self"
Replies: 68
Views: 6087

Exellent post Clemsy! Here is one might break a smile, "We are all worms, but, I believe I am a glow worm." Winston Churchill. I cannot help but believe, like the wonder of consciousness itself that the answer to the question of the self is to be gained not from surveying the vast philosophical text...
by Painted Owl
Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:39 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: The Myth of "The Self"
Replies: 68
Views: 6087

NoMan, Great post NoMan!! For me the point of the concept of self might be in its presumed uniqueness, it is difficult to deny that each individual is a manifeastation of the struggle for survival. In this there is sameness, in the consumption of the world as the nutrient essential to what it is and...
by Painted Owl
Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: The Myth of "The Self"
Replies: 68
Views: 6087

“With recent developments in the area of physics why would we assume that anything is all that tangible, everthing seems to be a dreamy moving not quite thing, and only the illusion/that means of functionality, is the grasp of the ring.” -PO [/quote] If we accept that those in physics even know what...
by Painted Owl
Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:02 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: The Myth of "The Self"
Replies: 68
Views: 6087

Hi jonsjourney! I think what they will find though MRI's and PET scans is that the idea or concept of self is not contained in one area of the brain, cognitive processing may be necessary but I think any sense of the self must include in that concept the physcial body as its input. With recent devel...