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by Vissi
Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:20 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Once and Future: The Returning Hero or God
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Clemsy, Thanks for mulling the topic over. I appreciate the expansiveness of your thoughts and the benefit of your perspective. Clemsy wrote: Just rolling these thoughts around in my head, I do think you're on the right track.with this " a compeller of hope and a prompter of tragedy" theme. It's lik...
by Vissi
Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Once and Future: The Returning Hero or God
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Thank you, S_Watson and Clemsy for taking the time to read and respond. Your thoughts are appreciated. S_Watson, your list is very interesting and exactly what Campbell prescribes when he exhorts us to see the mythological motifs in our lives and world, bringing these ideas into contemporary focus. ...
by Vissi
Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:46 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Once and Future: The Returning Hero or God
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Once and Future: The Returning Hero or God

Hello all, First, sincere congratulations to whomever had a hand in the latest revamping of the site. Beautiful work. Thank you! I'm working on an independent study project that explores the mythological motif of the returning god or hero, across cultures. The aspects/characters/emanations I'm resea...
by Vissi
Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Day of Peace
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Hello all and Happy Peace Day (thanks, Neoplato, yes, peace day can be every day), In considering what constitutes peace, I often think of this writing: It is the law of love that rules mankind. Had violence, i.e., hate ruled us, we should have become extinct long ago. And yet the tragedy of it is t...
by Vissi
Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Father Earth
Replies: 15
Views: 1220

Happy Father's Day! Though it may have happened before, I can't seem to recall a time when the celebration of Father's Day in the U.S. coincided with the Summer Solstice. Also, as the First Lady reminded everyone in an email message celebrating Father's Day, this is the 100th anniversary of a day se...
by Vissi
Wed May 20, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Return of the Goddess
Replies: 36
Views: 2104

Hello Martin, Everyone, Herr Martin wrote: Vissie, how do you define "spiritual art"? The scientists hesitate to use such words in regards of prehistoric art, as we know nothing for sure about the purpose of these early art objects. The little "Venus" figurine shown above might be seen as the earlie...
by Vissi
Mon May 18, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Return of the Goddess
Replies: 36
Views: 2104

Buenos noches all and thank you for the warm greetings. It's always a treat to have the time to be amongst you here. Though I seldom have the luxury of posting, I do stop by to read the conversations. Over the course of the past few years, I've been musing on early human spirituality and would like ...
by Vissi
Fri May 15, 2009 6:49 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Return of the Goddess
Replies: 36
Views: 2104

So nice for the goddess to make a reappearance in the first year of the new century to have the number "9" in it as Campbell associated that number with the divine feminine. I've been speaking to a number of women friends and associates about having a celebration day of ritual on 09/09/09. It will b...
by Vissi
Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Remembering a Fallen Hero
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Somehow I missed this conversation, Nandu. I'm sorry I missed the opportunity to join in the minutes of offering wishes for an end to human violence but have marked my calendar to offer those wishes on the date of Gandhiji's birth, October 2. Thank you, Nandu, for the remembrances of one of the fine...
by Vissi
Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:04 am
Forum: The Village Compound
Topic: Origins Initiative In Phoenix
Replies: 0
Views: 428

Origins Initiative In Phoenix

Hello all, If anyone will be in or around the Phoenix area on Monday, April 6, I have an extra, free ticket to all the sessions of the Origins Symposium that I will gladly share with anyone wanting to hear some amazing conversations alongside another Campbell enthusiast. If interested, please send a...
by Vissi
Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Modern Men of Myth: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Replies: 38
Views: 7033

Hello Scarlett, Thank you for your wonderful stories and also for the Langston Hughes quotation. Hughes, having been one of my favorite poets since my own school days, is wonderfully apropos for these heady new days of history we find ourselves embarking on. Since the new year dawned, I've been thin...
by Vissi
Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:11 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Modern Men of Myth: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Replies: 38
Views: 7033

Happy birthday, Dr. King! What a year, what a celebration.

Help Set 350, Peace Now,
Dixie
by Vissi
Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:59 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Hello Waka, Neoplato, I was wondering if anyone on here has seen this movie. I saw this movie about a week ago, and I felt a deep connection with it. It is probably the best movie about life. I was just wondering what everyone will say if they have seen it. I haven't seen the film though I liked the...
by Vissi
Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:48 am
Forum: The Village Compound
Topic: The Power Of Myth on DVD
Replies: 8
Views: 1223

Hello jjackson, Does anybody have information about other Joseph Campbell audio CDs or tapes? I have one other in my collection and hunger for more, but no one seems to have any. Thank you. Welcome to the conversations! If you're looking for audio recordings of Campbell lectures, you can find those ...
by Vissi
Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: The Village Compound
Topic: Publishing essays help/advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 597

Hello Andromeda, Martin, No Man, Andromeda, congratulations on your work! Seems to me you have the opportunity to offer your work through several avenues. First, you can query agents if you're looking for someone to sell the work for you. An internet search will turn up quite a few names. The best a...