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by Roy
Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Gurdjieff
Replies: 96
Views: 5830

Hello to you all. My apologies for interrupting the flow of the discussion. Nick contacted me about this thread's revival (resuscitation?) and you can blame him for me showing up. :) I will have to reread these seven pages, and I will do so aided by more caffeine later. I will say that it is a pleas...
by Roy
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Joseph Campbell's politics
Replies: 21
Views: 4386

What were the 'true motives for the war', in Vietnam, that is?

Roy
by Roy
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Crones
Replies: 20
Views: 2724

Thanks for taking the time. It seems that modern self-described Wiccans disdain the triple part of the Goddess, and looking at Graves footnotes to his Greek Myths , I have to say that however much sense the triple goddess makes in terms of reproducing and comparing the phases of the moon, the season...
by Roy
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Universal Consciousness Part two
Replies: 83
Views: 13051

Sorry if I am a little off the sequence here, but I think that it is important to force the mind to deal with the idea of a universe that is immortal, or renewable just to end the hubris of having a rational model of the Universe. The Big Bang does not really explain anything about being here much b...
by Roy
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Basic Concepts: the Self
Replies: 24
Views: 7148

I think that you have all missed some of the essentials aspects of the Self. I will explain. The Self is the entity that produces and unites the kingdom of the mind, thought, with the queendom of the body, sensation. All experience is derived from this unity. Neurotic individuals experience a loss o...
by Roy
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Are animals divinely plugged in?
Replies: 87
Views: 13587

Animals are not caught up in the 'Word', 'Logos', but live in 'non-verbal communication'. Children's fascination with animals partly derives from their relative freedom from the constraints of Reason, and the imposed consciousness of the social order. After experiencing at a distance the passage of ...
by Roy
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: can anyone help me with a myth essay?!
Replies: 6
Views: 2051

Your problem is that I wonder how many here have actually seen the film, 'The Crow'. Crows were omens of death because they ate the 'corn', the grain of the field, and were black. Chronus, the Titan, is a forerunner of 'Father Time', has a name related to the crows and becomes the symbol of death as...
by Roy
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Joseph Campbell's politics
Replies: 21
Views: 4386

I like that quote of Campbell, and find myself doing something similar with the right and the left in my own environment. The 'right' in the Bay Area, and not just, is a 'devil' to be denounced, and not just corrected. It has to be completely wrong. I am for the 'right' among the 'left' at my own pe...
by Roy
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythological Tools for Rites of Initiations and Passage
Topic: Circumcision
Replies: 56
Views: 14632

The original Hebrew circumsicision was just a small cut on the foreskin, for who knows, probably reasons that were primarily sanitary in nature. After a Hebrew wrestler returned from some round of the ancienct Olympics ( 100 AD or so) with his foreskin stretched back, covering the penis, the head ra...
by Roy
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The story of Sophocles
Replies: 45
Views: 7945

Wow! Ban the play on Oedipus, boring as it is, the kids will read the Clift's notes first. What ignorance! Anyway, it is the job of school to promote values. School cannot be value free. This is of course why I think that the public schools may be dying. This type of attack is not limited to the rig...
by Roy
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Joseph Campbell's politics
Replies: 21
Views: 4386

Actually, the newspapers are what the world looks like from the ground, from the 'parish'. Journalists are just as bad, if not worse than lawyers. All you have to do is know something in real detail, a controversial subject, even in science (nutrition for example), to see just how little they unders...
by Roy
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Drums of War
Replies: 1468
Views: 162776

Thanks for the welcome! By 'odd man out', I meant that feeling I had, the first day in a private Quaker school where I discovered I was one of the few Democrats among all the Republicans. That is what it feels like to be in a world where the 'opposition' seems to rule, in spite of whatever seems obv...
by Roy
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Do you think Capitalism has ill effects on your spirit?
Replies: 32
Views: 5595

Wages have to be paid by conscience, not demand. In other words, we divide up the profits of companies as if all employess were stockholders to some extent. Or, we pay everyone as 'supply and demand' and then tax the rich, and provide the services that cost too much for workers' salaries. There was ...
by Roy
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Crones
Replies: 20
Views: 2724

I was wondering if anyone knew from Campbell how valid or invalid Graves' notion of the Triple Moon Goddess would be? Apparently he had no reason for some to include the crone. I would of course argue that as soon as Persephone could have children, her mother becomes a grandmother and a crone, an ol...
by Roy
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Drums of War
Replies: 1468
Views: 162776

The ideal case of total free flow cannot exist in this world at this time as the world's conflicts are made up inevitably of partially blind participants who (how does it go?) 'can see the speck in another's eye but cannot see the beam in their own'. There are people propelled by their own grasp of ...