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by cadfael
Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Death
Replies: 71
Views: 7884

Actually it is best to keep an open mind regarding death. No human can really tell us what the death experience is. We could be immortal. Who knows? Joseph Campbell merely had his opinion regarding his lack of interest concerning living beyond death.
by cadfael
Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Death
Replies: 71
Views: 7884

We for the most part do not mind going to sleep. I think that death is the same as sleep. We are not aware anymore. I have seen people dying while drugged in the hospital. They know nothing.
by cadfael
Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The nonbelievers Christianity
Replies: 5
Views: 2711

The nonbelievers Christianity

A person in these forums once noted that Joseph Campbell was soft on Christianity in his thoughts. I agree very much with that view point. I have read Nietzsche somewhat and he was rather rough on Christians. He considered Christianity to be the greatest blemish on human kind. A liberal friend of mi...
by cadfael
Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Dream Journaling
Replies: 26
Views: 1909

Dreams can be interpreted in any fashion. We see that in William Shakespeare's Julius Ceaser. Therefore, is there always any real specific meaning to a dream? I agree with Sartre in that we create meaning. The Conscience mind creates the meaning of the sub-conscience. I must also add that these drea...
by cadfael
Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: Defending Joe
Replies: 3
Views: 1128

Clemsy, to ignore would be like not wanting to be like Socrates. We need an antithesis.
by cadfael
Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: Murders in the Rue Morgue
Replies: 14
Views: 3552

Hello Nermin and ALOberhousler, I think the Max Plank quote that ALOberhousler put forth solves your problem. "Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve." -Max Plank Then again Nie...
by cadfael
Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: What Bible did Joseph Campbell endorse and make reference to
Replies: 22
Views: 4423

I have no proof for God. I have no faith in a God. There could be a God. There could be Gods. The source is a mystery. I live my life as if there is no God, or Gods. Sartre pointed out that even if we had an experience of the divine it could be a result of mental illness or some other type of illnes...
by cadfael
Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 140361

I think Voltaire showed quite well that we do not have free will in his book Candide. I do not remember this aspect of the book clearly. In the story Candide has a choice bettween being beat by thousands of soldiers, or being shot in the head with a lead ball. Either choice he makes he is in bad sha...
by cadfael
Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Economics
Replies: 243
Views: 14148

Free me from Greed!

Capitalism without government intervention is evil. However, the system is still evil with government intervention. Capitalism is just plain evil. I grew up poor. As a result, I know what it is like to recieve the short end of the stick. Yes we should try to improve our lives through work but everyo...
by cadfael
Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: John Lennon
Replies: 47
Views: 3665

You can say that again. :D
by cadfael
Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: John Lennon
Replies: 47
Views: 3665

John Lennon just wanted to be a normal guy. The last five years of his life he did not create. He did of course put out Double Fantasy, but beyond that he did not write anymore. He was a dad and husband. To the world he said fuck you if you don't like what I do music wise. He'd probably say fuck you...
by cadfael
Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Science and Joseph Campbell
Replies: 0
Views: 614

Science and Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell said that he was a man of reason and experience. He told Bill Moyers that he was not a man of faith. I suggest he was. He seemed to have believed in the Big Bang quite well. I am interpretating faith as trust. The trusting of the scientific community. Bob Berman of Astronomy Magazine...
by cadfael
Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Compassion
Replies: 18
Views: 2091

Jufa, yes, we do create ourselves in the subjective sense. The human condition we do not create. We do not make ourselves gay, straight, or bisexual. We cannot make ourselves billionaires. I cannot make myself 15 as opposed to 37. Our choices are limited. I do not believe in free will. However, we m...
by cadfael
Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: just discovered joseph campbell
Replies: 45
Views: 7598

I am guessing,NeoPlato,that you think that Nietzsche was convaluted and Socrates was not.Socrates said in Plato's Apology that,"Those who know the good can no longer do the evil." Really Socrates? There is no morality ultimatly. I learned that reality from Sartre and Nietzsche. Though as Carl Sagan ...
by cadfael
Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Compassion
Replies: 18
Views: 2091

We create ourselves and we create the world. Yes in essence we first seek to change our selves. What we do effects the world. Would you want everyone to do as you do? The ego is what is needed to change. However, a healthy ego exists to maintain the individual, as well as to engage in compassion. Re...