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by porcupine
Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Sexual Freedom
Replies: 100
Views: 18637

hey, good work sladeb on referencing the article. The relationship between wealth, status, and sex has always been intriguing. If we consider men who have enjoyed multiple wives and multiple children, historically they are the wealthier members of society. However it is also common for many poor peo...
by porcupine
Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Sexual Freedom
Replies: 100
Views: 18637

It's interesting that the 'Follow' slogan (I'm truncating it because I'm tired of saying it myself) was not around in the 60s. I'd be curious as to its origins. In an article called ""Total system, total solution, total apocalypse": Sex Oppression, Systems of Property, and 1970s Women's Liberation F...
by porcupine
Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:11 am
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Sexual Freedom
Replies: 100
Views: 18637

Thanks for the grammatical fix Clemsy, you are correct about the comma. As for the topic at hand, I feel like it's going a little off course but then it is the follow your bliss category, or perhaps in this case follow your hang-ups. What I personally do or do not see about a spiritual meaning for s...
by porcupine
Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Sexual Freedom
Replies: 100
Views: 18637

Sexual Freedom

I have been thinking about concepts of sexual freedom lately and it seemed most appropriate to place this topic in the "Follow Your Bliss" category. I am wondering if anyone has contemplated Campbell's personal love and sexual practices and choices versus what he seemed to advocate. I can remember r...
by porcupine
Sun Oct 21, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Jewish mythology
Replies: 6
Views: 1579

I am currently in Jerusalem and I am looking around for similar material. As far as I can see, Jewish mythology is the old testament. Jonah and the Whale, Noah's Ark, Daniel in the Lion's Den, Moses parting the Red Sea. You can view it all as Jewish mythology based on Campbell's definition, other pe...
by porcupine
Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:37 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Angels and Spaceships
Replies: 4
Views: 1719

It may have been a popular anecdote and based on the way Moyers asked the question it was obviously a topic that he and Campbell discussed in preparation or that Moyers had referenced from one of Campbell's previous dialogs or works. Yes, when I referenced previous examples of Campbell turning ficti...
by porcupine
Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Angels and Spaceships
Replies: 4
Views: 1719

Angels and Spaceships

I was recently thinking of the story Campbell tells about a supercomputer which is asked the question "Is there a God?" The computer whirls and spits out the answer "Now there is." I decided to poke around for the origin of the story and I discovered that it comes from a 1954 science fiction story c...
by porcupine
Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: New Mythos DVD!
Replies: 20
Views: 4008

man that was an excellent reference noman. I am copying and pasting that breakdown of academia. Can't tell you how many times I've contemplated that issue without ever articulating it. It's funny too because when I was writing my last entries I thought about going back and changing the word academic...
by porcupine
Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:31 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: New Mythos DVD!
Replies: 20
Views: 4008

I'm glad you stated your point of view noman, I'm not trying to give you a hard time. I think a lot of people share your opinion that the Sarandon contribution is benign. Perhaps you understand the point I'm making here already but I'd like to add one more reason why I'm not in favor of this kind of...
by porcupine
Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: New Mythos DVD!
Replies: 20
Views: 4008

no no, that didn't happen here. I was referring to situations when I bring up Campbell in academic circles. He never seems to get the respect he deserves.
by porcupine
Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: New Mythos DVD!
Replies: 20
Views: 4008

I've tried to put my point across here in a light hearted fashion, but I can see that the humor is being lost. Happens sometimes on the Internet. Nevertheless I stand behind my statements and I have to say that I think the point is an important one. Whatever Campbell chose to do in his lifetime was ...
by porcupine
Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: New Mythos DVD!
Replies: 20
Views: 4008

As I said, it's the presentation I find disrupting and unnecessary. Campbell gives an eloquent lecture and then she summarizes the themes with something inane. The comfy chair, the soft dress, the books placed artificially on the table. It all reeks of new age pedantry. It's not her fault, it's the ...
by porcupine
Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: New Mythos DVD!
Replies: 20
Views: 4008

Any chance Susan Sarandon has been "excised" from the new series? That would get me salivating. I mean she's fine unto herself, but I find her interjections disrupting and the presentation is very New Age. If you're going to have New Age style commentary, why not go all the way. Have her hover on a ...
by porcupine
Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Its impossible to prove Biblical claims
Replies: 59
Views: 14541

Now we are really chasing our own collective tail here. Let's take a step back in this question of God and his/her/its capabilities and incapabilities. I think the point of my statement regarding God was to demonstrate the inadequacy of our language and logic to accurately describe such a being, and...
by porcupine
Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Its impossible to prove Biblical claims
Replies: 59
Views: 14541

I like your expression here Jufa: "Hard as it may be to the 'I think ego' to comprehend, the consciousness of God fills all space, time, images, and thoughts." This is the reason I brought up the example of God not being able to create a rock bigger than he can lift. I think the answer is neither ye...