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by SkiaOura
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: A discussion about beliefs.
Replies: 44
Views: 8326

I am looking at all my views as if they are all false. For me, the idea is one of movement. If I stick with one belief, I end in stagnation. In a way, I cannot grow, because I am stuck with this one belief, so part of me keeps acting according to the belief. In western mysticism, there is talk of Gn...
by SkiaOura
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nightmares
Replies: 24
Views: 4639

I don´t know if this is similar, but my dreams come in themes, just like my life. Specifically, there are bad times and good times, that last some months usually. During the bad times I don´t look forward to sleep because all I dream are stressfull moments from daily life. Mostly not nightmares, jus...
by SkiaOura
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Skymother and Earthfather
Replies: 10
Views: 2396

Oh YES! I have been wondering on similar lines for a long while now. Think of Nut, the egyptian goddess of the sky. Think of Shiva, whose symbols are the bull and moon. Think of Amaterasu, the Shinto sun goddess, and of Shekmeth, the egyptian lion goddess. According to Campbell in Oriental Mythology...
by SkiaOura
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nightmares
Replies: 24
Views: 4639

Hi, In my nightmares, I am usually running away from some horrible monster or person, and sometimes I come to a point where I am trapped. I am very very frightened, but can do nothing. The creature attacks, and when it reached me it sort of melts into me. The feeling then is pure bliss. There is suc...
by SkiaOura
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Criticism on Campbell!
Replies: 23
Views: 5605

Hi, I wonder if this makes sense in this topic, but I'll give it a shot. I want to look at this from a personal point of view. - Mystic exepriences are not of pathological cause, because the people who most often are associated with mystic experiences (I would mention Jesus and Buddha, among many o...
by SkiaOura
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Individuation - the way of the hero.
Replies: 8
Views: 2073

Hi everyone! For me, mythology offers valuable lessons on life and also a framework by which to interpret the events in my life. The most important thing for me, the thing I would not be me without, is the road towards enlightenment. Since reading Campbells books, my take on this my lifes purpose h...
by SkiaOura
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: catalyst in mythology?
Replies: 14
Views: 3865

Hi! Maybe I can add Hanuman, and Thoth to your collection of mercury-associated gods? Also, in the tarot, mercury is the magician, the one who causes change in accordance with his/her will. Actually, I am very interested in all aspects of mercury right now, so if you come across anything else, or fe...
by SkiaOura
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nightmares
Replies: 24
Views: 4639

Personally, my take on dreams where the enemy becomes the friend is that we are integrating our suppressed sides. I don't think that there is any good or bad in the world. So if something appears frigheting or evil, especially in the inner realms of our dreams, it is because we have suppressed it. T...
by SkiaOura
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Individuation - the way of the hero.
Replies: 8
Views: 2073

Thanks both of you for your replies! Ted, the quote that you included is very interesting. I do think that Dr. Stones opinions of male/female are a litte stereptypical though. But I agree that the use of the dual forces together brings great rewards. I just have difficulty putting it into practice. ...
by SkiaOura
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythological Tools for Rites of Initiations and Passage
Topic: Magick and Myth
Replies: 60
Views: 18117

Hi, I would like to continue this thread as it pertains very much to my own life right now. What I want to get back to is the freemasonic initiations, and how they pertain to mythology. I am clueless about this, and have found no good sources, so any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. I have ...
by SkiaOura
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Finding ones herd....
Replies: 5
Views: 2152

I recently realized something: In the Patanjali translation that I have, the author points out that there are different sammadhis, or unified consciousnesses. You achieve the first by focusing on one object until your consciousness and that object are one, and then you withdraw that object, leaving...
by SkiaOura
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: What is meant by the left hand path?
Replies: 83
Views: 22444

Liminal, I know quite a lot of members in the Golden Dawn, OTO, etc. Not one of them would say that they are following the left-hand-path. There are other organizations though, like Temple of Set (as I think you mentioned) and Dragon Rouge (www.dragonrouge.net) who would say that they are following ...
by SkiaOura
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Follow your instinctually determined path towards that which
Replies: 40
Views: 11609

Hi, For what it´s worth, Aleister Crowley revived the idea of thelema "do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law" together with "love is the law, love under will" in the early 1900´s. The first resonates well with "follow your bliss" and the version in the Never Ending Story, and the second sa...
by SkiaOura
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Skymother and Earthfather
Replies: 10
Views: 2396

But why should the sexuall analogy be predominant? There are so many other ways of looking at male/female.

by SkiaOura
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Slavic myths
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

In the process of finding/creating a working myth for myself, I am trying to explore the mythologies of Russia, which is where I am born. From childhood I remember seeing little gnomes, the sandman, and talking grasshoppers, so I think that the myth is there, in me. Now I am searching for something...