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by JR
Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: A Simple Life?
Replies: 30
Views: 5676

What gets me about all this sentencing stuff (hilton, libby, rita) is that in reality it is totally arbitrary. That was kind of the point of the rita apeal, it was meant to solidify the term sentence to a specific period according to its advisory status. Yet, in reality, the president can come in an...
by JR
Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:35 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: A Defining Anecdote
Replies: 23
Views: 5201

Those who took part in the spanish inquisition, the jihad's throughout history, the unionisation of the soviet state, and the force feeding of us democracy, did so because of their ideals, however the impetus for the idea, the overall driving force in all cases was need for power and control, that w...
by JR
Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: A Defining Anecdote
Replies: 23
Views: 5201

Interesting topic, yet again. Clemsy, I had a similar anecdote involving a vegan friend of mine in the states. Se was served meat by accident, but rather than refuse it or offer it to someone else, she spat on it and demanded it be thrown away. I asked her why she would ruin something that someone e...
by JR
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: The Warrior Hero: Reality and Myth
Replies: 261
Views: 41062

the eternal survival of the noblest intention Attractive phrase there, JR. How is this 'noblest intention' defined? The willingness to sacrifice one's self for the good of the tribe? I do know where you are going with this, and all I can say is it is too fine a line to pick out where ones noble int...
by JR
Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: The Lord Prince of Life and Death
Replies: 2
Views: 1347

I don't recall the passage as it has been a little while now since I opened one of Campbell's books, but I believe it was Kama-Mara he was speaking about. Kama-Mara is a divine manifestation of life (and naturally everything that that entails including love, desire, fear, ego and death). It was Kama...
by JR
Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Time
Replies: 59
Views: 11160

P.S. if you'd like to explore the theme of a man living without a memory in film, then I highly recommend the film "Momento". A very good take on the subject.
by JR
Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Time
Replies: 59
Views: 11160

Most topics on these forums are of some interest to me, but this is a special case. In 2002/2003 I had an experience which took my perception of time and space and flipped it on it's head. Now it may be worth pointing out that I generally have a very poor concept of time anyway. At any given moment ...
by JR
Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: The Warrior Hero: Reality and Myth
Replies: 261
Views: 41062

That's a very interesting point Evinra, I wonder what part social dynamic has to play in the evolutionary development of warfare? After all, most if not all conflicts are between social and/or ideological groupings of people where warriors are tasked with the job of either protecting the group or co...
by JR
Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:17 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Four-letter Words - Note: Thread contains strong language
Replies: 64
Views: 10537

Frankly Lizpete, I have to say I'm not certain I like the infered tone with which you are addressing both me and the sum total o f my gender. At this point in time, as I review the thread in its entirety, I do not see that any posts or indeed any "visuals" have been removed. I repeat, everything as ...
by JR
Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Four-letter Words - Note: Thread contains strong language
Replies: 64
Views: 10537

Hmmm strong language... That was stated previously at the outset. I wonder if the thread had other problems.... Gentlemen Moderators? I truly do appreciate the visual has been removed and an attempt to roll this into a better discussion. Perhaps given the difficulty of this topic for the participan...
by JR
Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:03 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: The Warrior Hero: Reality and Myth
Replies: 261
Views: 41062

We may not be civilized, but I am, and there I shall remain.
by JR
Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:44 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Four-letter Words - Note: Thread contains strong language
Replies: 64
Views: 10537

evolution and natural instinct... are we being drawn into the realms of nature vs. nurture? And if that is the case then how does the culturally specific physical "swear word" reaction occur? Does this speak more to the power of memes in the genetic development of a single human life time than the o...
by JR
Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:04 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Hello (again)
Replies: 11
Views: 2598

That's great, looking forward to Campbelland Theme Park.

{JR goes off singing - Iiiit's a small psychologically archetypal mythic world aaaaaafter all}
by JR
Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Four-letter Words - Note: Thread contains strong language
Replies: 64
Views: 10537

Actually, it has been mentioned that the use of the she-wolf in question was an alegory for the real mother-figure in the actual founding of the area that would later become Rome. Being a member of a band of highwaymen and theives who made their living by murdering and stealing anything and everythi...