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by tricksterjawa
Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: The Myth We Are Making, The New Story
Replies: 2
Views: 635

The Myth We Are Making, The New Story

Hello Heroes! It's all a question of story. We are in trouble just now because we are in-between stories. The Old Story - the account of how the world came to be and how we fit into it - sustained us for a long time. It shaped our emotional attitudes, provided us with life purpose, energized action,...
by tricksterjawa
Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: What is the most prevalent emotion that we are conscious of?
Replies: 32
Views: 2955

First, thanks for all the responses! They are compelling comments. Clemsy said: I would say an honest answer would be to give desire the number one spot followed up quite strongly by anxiety. In my opinion, I'd say this is what I'd name. At first, I wouldn't have described it as desire. But perhaps ...
by tricksterjawa
Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:57 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: What is the most prevalent emotion that we are conscious of?
Replies: 32
Views: 2955

What is the most prevalent emotion that we are conscious of?

If mythic symbols evoke deep emotions, then let's forget the symbols for a while and talk about the emotions that we are consciously experiencing most often in contemporary society. Please designate which part of the world you are speaking about or please give a cultural context. I'm hoping for an o...
by tricksterjawa
Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:00 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Indiana Jones and The Myth of the Great White Hunter
Replies: 22
Views: 1752

Hey Clemsy! Clemsy said: Of primary importance is you being the hero in your own narrative. Exactly. That is where I was coming from when I posted it. From my own experience, I had to go through dozens of heroes and gurus to realize that I was it. Of course I had a little help from Alan Watts, but e...
by tricksterjawa
Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Indiana Jones and The Myth of the Great White Hunter
Replies: 22
Views: 1752

Statement: "Sorry is the country without a hero." Response: "Sorry is the country that needs one." Clemsy, I really like that response. Ultimately, that's where any individual or society needs to be OR it is certainly where, with my ideals, I think it should be. However, don't you think a hero, whi...
by tricksterjawa
Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:17 am
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: American Beauty as a Modern Myth
Replies: 6
Views: 2871

I thought to myself, ‘that’s it’. That’s the best description of the LA mythos I’ve ever seen. In the most image-conscious place in the world the greatest villain is the mask that people wear. Beautiful, just beautiful! Furthermore, the mask is obviously who we think we are when we say we are so-an...
by tricksterjawa
Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Indiana Jones and The Myth of the Great White Hunter
Replies: 22
Views: 1752

Nice perspectives Joemac; I enjoy the wit. If you can look at most things from the same uncommon perspective and keep the lite version of the satire, then you may have some material to write a good story. But then, for all I know, you may already make a good living at it.
by tricksterjawa
Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Indiana Jones and The Myth of the Great White Hunter
Replies: 22
Views: 1752

Joemac, I think I might replace the software salesmen with the upper management of my own industry-banking.
by tricksterjawa
Sun May 25, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Indiana Jones and The Myth of the Great White Hunter
Replies: 22
Views: 1752

noman said What need do these Anglo-centric myths such as manifest destiny and white man’s burden satisfy? Eckhart Tolle uses a term I like in A New Earth -"collective pain body". Ego starves without it's pain body. I like your point. However, without defending the movie, I also understand the point...
by tricksterjawa
Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:54 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: sports, psychology and mythology
Replies: 4
Views: 1656

Thank you nandu for the link! My library doesn't have the book, but I've read a blog that reviews it and it may be worth the buy or at least an interlibrary loan. noman...I'll be back to contribute more to this thread later. For now-thanks! You said something very profound, at least it struck me and...
by tricksterjawa
Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:35 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: sports, psychology and mythology
Replies: 4
Views: 1656

sports, psychology and mythology

I hope I have the correct forum for this topic; it is here because it may aspect of our personal mythology. College football teams here in the US are concluding their regular seasons this week and with that the coaching carrousel turns. Today has see an unusually high number of coaches resign or be ...
by tricksterjawa
Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:10 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: What got you into mythology?
Replies: 114
Views: 9478

following my bliss got me here...

I spent my late teens and early twenties studying religion, philosphy and theology. I concretized all of my symbols and burned out..So I unconsciously went searching. While on the corporate treadmill about 7 years ago at the age of 30, I started to become restless and flighty, spent 5 years searchin...
by tricksterjawa
Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:51 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Basic Concepts: The Shadow
Replies: 154
Views: 27528

The Shadow, Rumi, Inner Workings, Joseph

Muslims, Jews, and Christians of the period would automatically recognize Joseph Ah, Yes, of course! He is a unifying symbol, one that neither religion could reject for being part of another. ... but no surprise, when discussing "the inner working of a human being," that Joseph the Dreamer comes to...
by tricksterjawa
Fri Sep 14, 2007 2:17 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Basic Concepts: The Shadow
Replies: 154
Views: 27528

Here is the poem from Rumi I referenced. You can find it in the book: A Year With Rumi Daily Readings: translated by Coleman Barks The Inner Workings The inner working of a human being is a jungle. Sometimes wolves dominate. Sometimes wild hogs. Be wary when you breathe. At one moment gentle, gener...
by tricksterjawa
Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:20 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Basic Concepts: The Shadow
Replies: 154
Views: 27528

Rumi Poem?

This topic reminds me of a Rumi poem I just read (Translated by Coleman Barks) called The Inner Workings Has anyone ever read the poem? Scarlett, I am presently reading Rumi for the first time. I haven't read the poem you referenced. What parts remind of this thread? By the way, this is my first th...