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by deus_ex_machina
Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Simple Myth Definition
Replies: 5
Views: 2477

Re: Simple Myth Definition

Hey all, newbie here, and I need some help. First let me tell you all why I'm getting ready to work on a series of short essays that ask the question of whether or not comic book super heroes can be considered myths, in any sense of the term. The reason is that whenever anyone seems to try and defe...
by deus_ex_machina
Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Hi all :) Seeking some options
Replies: 7
Views: 931

Re: Hi all :) Seeking some options

Howdy! I am looking for a bit of information/direction I suppose, and this forum seems to have a nice variety of opinions. I have been reading about mythology from a very early age (my first name is the same as a mythological hero). Through the works of Joseph Campbell and others I have learned to ...
by deus_ex_machina
Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: What got you into mythology?
Replies: 114
Views: 9145

Re: What got you into mythology?

I hope my post aren't getting annoying, but I wanted to know what got you into Joseph Campbell's works and mythology in general?. For myself, I've always liked reading different mythologies - whether it's Hindu, Greek, Egyptian, Sumerian, Christian, etc. For myself, I love the messages they can con...
by deus_ex_machina
Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Follow Your Bliss Movie
Replies: 10
Views: 2823

Re: Follow Your Bliss Movie

Okay, I think people don't say the second part enough of follow your bliss the part and doors will open that were not there before Welcome to the conversation, Green Plow! Your comment about the doors opening is important. We do tend to forget about the second part of Joe Campbell's statement about...
by deus_ex_machina
Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: The Bliss Bubble
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Re: The Bliss Bubble

The whole world was stuck with Iraq because the Americans feared Kerry more than Bush. The world is going to be stuck with another warrior president. Take your pick, the men and women, the Dems and Reps, are all ready to shoot and the world is their firing range. Now, the excuse is this. Next year ...
by deus_ex_machina
Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Bliss, etc.
Replies: 1390
Views: 59250

Follow your bliss: First discover what would provide you with complete happiness, then follow it. Not on a material level but spiritually. For every person it will be somewhat different. For myself I came to grips with the realization that my nature (combative and belligerent) is not bad. It merely...
by deus_ex_machina
Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Technology makes it easier
Replies: 1
Views: 353

Technology makes it easier

I consider what JC would have thought of our personal music systems today. I reaffirm my personal mythology every time I create a new playlist for my iPod. The music we choose, and the order in which we choose it, creates a list of meaningful symbols. The older I get, the more I mark time by the so...
by deus_ex_machina
Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Wat are good courses on Campbell's work on Myth, Symbols etc
Replies: 1
Views: 304

Re: Wat are good courses on Campbell's work on Myth, Symbols

I am looking for academic programs, courses or tranining workshops that cover the conceptual understading and interpretation skills for understading myth, symbols, culture, meaning etc based on Campbell's work. This page and google gave me a list, but it got wiped out when I accidentally reset this...
by deus_ex_machina
Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Following one's bliss
Replies: 0
Views: 396

Following one's bliss

Campbell did not say: "...Look for your bliss,' nor did he say "....seek out, or find your bliss." He said Folllow your bliss . It seems to me this implies that it is not any one noun, or verb, but a lifelong process . For me it is an intuitive personal "Grail Quest." It is the fulfillment of my sp...
by deus_ex_machina
Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: My favorite poem. What 's yours?
Replies: 282
Views: 35875

Well, I loved the poem because I was able to relate to it. I am an Asian American and in my culture I was taught not to follow my bliss. Like most Ansian Americans, we are pressured to either become doctors or lawyers. And when I first read it, it struck me. That money was maya. I have one or two f...
by deus_ex_machina
Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Bliss, etc.
Replies: 1390
Views: 59250

Re: So, this is bliss, huh?!!

1. Feelings of joy and happiness come and go.....so that isn't it. 2. Seeing with the heart is an uncertain proposition at best.... 3. Choosing what's right is its own reward, I suppose.... 4. Thinking it through isn't much help, really.... What's bliss again?!! I forget. Here's an exercise: Tinker...
by deus_ex_machina
Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: College
Replies: 6
Views: 1888

Re: College

Im starting college next week. Its starts rather early down here. Im going in for engineering. Im starting to see how big of a change it is. I entered my last day of work saying that this was an end of an era in my life. Probably the most important thing Im seeing now is Life. This has given me a c...
by deus_ex_machina
Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Myth and Music
Replies: 20
Views: 1294

Re: Myth and Music

What music gets your juices flowing? Music, that to you, transcends the earthly realm and is probably, possibly, partially created by the divine? :lol: For me, this music is Shpongle. Any body else listen to these guys? Here's the track: Divine Moments of Truth http://youtube.com/watch?v=g-8mG5uCU2...
by deus_ex_machina
Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Alan Watts
Replies: 15
Views: 4817

What was Joseph Campbell's relationship to Alan Watts. I've seen some quotes and know they have met, but I'd like to learn more. Not only did they meet, but they spent some significant time together. Campbell would edit one of Watt's books ( Myth and Ritual in Christianity , 1954). Campbell also in...
by deus_ex_machina
Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: What are some good starter books?
Replies: 12
Views: 3377

Re: What are some good starter books?

I'm new to this forum and I want to learn more about Joseph Campbell's works, but what book would be good to start with, I've heard people talk about 'Hero with a thousand faces' (I think that's the title?), but is that one I should get first or are there better beginner books?. Thanks for any help...