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by Neoplato
Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Neo-Platonism: The beginning of Comparative Religion?
Replies: 448
Views: 23156

Hello Everyone, I'm still on the "Journey." Some of you may be interested that I finally found the other Neo-Platonists. They were literally right under my nose, but I didn't know what they called themselves. It just so happens they call themselves "Quakers." I wanted to share a video my children an...
by Neoplato
Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Neo-Platonism: The beginning of Comparative Religion?
Replies: 448
Views: 23156

Hello,

I know I haven't posted in a good while, but I just heard a song that came out in 1969 that stuck me and I thought I should share it. IMHO it sums up a good number of issues going on in the world today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTBx-hHf4BE
by Neoplato
Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Jung (In The Weeds): Part Three
Replies: 299
Views: 27219

Interesting Neo, The "puffed up" version though is a result of identification with Self. [But] the self has a functional meaning only when it can act compensatorily to ego-consciousness. If the ego is dissolved in identification with the self, it gives rise to a sort of nebulous superman with a puf...
by Neoplato
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Jung (In The Weeds): Part Three
Replies: 299
Views: 27219

But I never see such an attitude in The Hero Journey, so what I am asking is.. did Jung and Campbell had a different idea of what the Self represents? Anyways I would have to say "no" because Joe edited "The Portable Jung" in which all this is included. Jung states that the Self is "Supra" to the e...
by Neoplato
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Jung (In The Weeds): Part Three
Replies: 299
Views: 27219

For Campbell, the wise old man, gives the hero(ego) a psychological commitment. I don't see a defeat here. Andres, From my take, "the experience of the self is always a defeat for the ego” equates with the idea that the experience of WHO YOU ARE will conflict with the perceived notion of who you th...
by Neoplato
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Dissasociative Identity Disorder
Replies: 5
Views: 1130

I respect that you are very busy this is not a simple topic. I'm not trying to link archetypes with personalities and my sister is much more versed in psychology than myself over the past few days I've been able to partially familiarize myself with the concepts listed above this has nothing to do w...
by Neoplato
Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 94741

. This thread is about free will and I can assure you that there is a choice for the things we can control. There are other things we cant control. Knowing the difference is to know true balance. I am pretty sure the Buddha and Christ would have agreed with me. God grant me the serenity To accept t...
by Neoplato
Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Bliss, etc.
Replies: 1390
Views: 49557

A book by Daniel H. Pink, DRIVE: THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT WHAT MOTIVATES US, says that routine, step-by-step work is improved with incentives of reward and punishment. By contrast, creative work that calls for discovery and innovation is actually impeded by reward and punishment, and it tends to ...
by Neoplato
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 94741

Right, wrong, good, evil... these are all human constructs. In the larger scheme of things, they have absolutely no meaning - or only the meanings what we hoist on to them (which is why you may consider them meaningful while I do not). Curious how the notions of "science" and "free will" don't fit ...
by Neoplato
Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Frickin' and Frackin'
Replies: 0
Views: 424

Frickin' and Frackin'

Here's another hot issue for the environmentally aware. If this isn't scientific "proof" that fracking causes earthquakes, then we need to redefine the notion of evidence.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-okl ... tml#page=1

And they just had another 4.1 today. :x
by Neoplato
Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 94741

Ron Wrote: “I think it is obvious that free will is not part of the environment which is a continuum of cause and effect and so we must get some data on human reality and see if free will is possible there.” I beg to differ here. The environment in which we live is alive with the flux of constant c...
by Neoplato
Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 94741

Ultimately the physics for a rock is the same for a brain
Especially if your name is Joe Rockhead. :lol:
by Neoplato
Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Neo-Platonism: The beginning of Comparative Religion?
Replies: 448
Views: 23156

Neo, On the Buddhism thread Rom brought up Hindu Dharma, which is different than Buddhist Dharma, and here you are discussing Taoism. I have been reading and it looks to me that they are very similar. Both are talking about living in accord with the natural way. Living in accord with the organizing...
by Neoplato
Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Neo-Platonism: The beginning of Comparative Religion?
Replies: 448
Views: 23156

I agree with you. My impression is that he would have a contingency plan in place for each alternative. He is trying to achieve a perfectly clear grasp on the situation and be as rational as possible. Here is a humorous look at the situation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpH8qOEfrK8 Good example!...
by Neoplato
Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: Changing the mindset on how we view human interconnection
Replies: 124
Views: 12060

It appears as though Jung defines "big" as Insoluble, so that anything we can figure out is really not all that important. ~ What is meant by "level of consciousness"? Is a change of paradigm sufficient to produce a new level? ~ I believe it is more along these lines. When I was a child, I talked l...