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by Calaf
Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Calaf has started a travel blog
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Calaf has started a travel blog

What's my bliss? Exploring! I've started up a travel blog, which chronicles my attempt to drive every highway in Alaska. I invite you all to read and enjoy (and feel free to comment!): http://jbirchell.wordpress.com/ http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs116.snc1/4848_118605728974_588658974_2813078_731575...
by Calaf
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: The Mandala and Chakras
Replies: 16
Views: 6429

Responding quickly to the original post of this thread: There are MOST DEFINITELY pre-Jungian mandalas. Jung grabbed what he thought was a fitting idea from among Buddhist tradition. The Tibetan Buddhists use the Mandala in a particularly important way which is not any different now than it was long...
by Calaf
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: Intriguing writing assignment
Replies: 12
Views: 2403

In what way is this concept connected to the work of Joseph Campbell?
by Calaf
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: Invitational Story- (Please limit @100 words & one element/
Replies: 13
Views: 3494

The first led her forward for many days without rest, until she came to a place where the sky and the earth met, and there she met the mind. It was utterly indescribable, the compilation of every great thought from every great mind in history. Isaac Newton flickered in and and out of it, Buddha flic...
by Calaf
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: some humor to lighten the place up a little
Replies: 865
Views: 98452

A rabbi and a preacher are walking into the bar, and as they enter, the rabbi turns to the preacher and says, "hey, did you hear the one about us?"
by Calaf
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: Theater and Myth
Replies: 8
Views: 3127

Well, I dom't exactly know. It's true that when I enter into the mind of a character, it can tell me more about myself. Example: in theater, I'm required to identify my character's mode of movement to make it a more complete character. The two biggest aspects of this: posture and leading. Posture is...
by Calaf
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: some humor to lighten the place up a little
Replies: 865
Views: 98452

On 2004-08-06 07:26, ivor orr wrote: Ha, ha Welcome back Calaf. You seemed to disappear for a long time. Good to see that Anchorage is back on the jcf map! Thank you...my absence: I forgot that the sign-in was case sensitive, and for the longest time tried to get in but simply couldn't because I'm ...
by Calaf
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: possibility of christ bringing buddhism to Jews
Replies: 79
Views: 19318

It is true, I agree, that on one of the most foundational and deep mythic bases, Christ did indeed dissolve distinctions between good-doers and evil-doers as good people and bad people, like the Buddha. Their methods were different--Christ talked about universal salvation-in-Christ, where the Buddha...
by Calaf
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: A Question?
Replies: 10
Views: 2171

There are mythological traditions that would assert that nature is a sentient being, with intents and purposes. Often the most important purpose of nature is to give education/understanding to ignorant mankind (revealing secrets of fire or medicine or agriculture or hunting or what have you). Of cou...
by Calaf
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Religious Backgrounds
Replies: 45
Views: 9443

I was brought up Christian, but converted to ultra-atheism. I'm now a more moderate atheist/agnostic/spiritual atheist.
by Calaf
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Campbell and Christian denominations
Replies: 4
Views: 1858

Exactly...he did not make any direct references to differences between the denominations. He did talk about his unhappiness of changes within the Church (at least the Catholic church), what he called the "de-mystifying" of Church procedure: the delivery of the sermon/mass in vernacular rather than L...
by Calaf
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: possibility of christ bringing buddhism to Jews
Replies: 79
Views: 19318

I think the ideas stated above are compelling links between Buddhism and early Christianity, but we must also recall some literal words of Christ's that contradict this idea: He spoke of a definite father, who commands everything in the universe and he speaks of a definite heaven, a place of bliss a...
by Calaf
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: Whats Your Call to Adventure?
Replies: 9
Views: 2913

The best way to communicate the idea of the hero's call is through examples. That's how I learned it.
Find choice examples from mythology and literature and offer them up. that's the best I can offer.
by Calaf
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: I Am An Ex-Buddhist
Replies: 9
Views: 2134

I love the idea of using that to answer people who inquire about your religion. I always find that dragging out a Joseph Campbell book is a good way to get the roving Mormons and Jehovah's witnesses to leave me alone.
by Calaf
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: possibility of christ bringing buddhism to Jews
Replies: 79
Views: 19318

For those sort of details (where the good vs. evil ideas came from in Judaism and Christianity, etc...) I must highly recommend the book "A History of God" by Karen Armstrong. It's about "the 4,000-year journey of Judaism, Christianity and Islam."