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by Dave Spiro
Thu May 15, 2008 4:31 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Jewish mythology
Replies: 6
Views: 1592

There are also mythological references in the Talmud, the great compilation of Jewish law and commentaries, often does have mythology mixed into it. A basic introduction to the Talmud can be found in "The Essential Talmud" by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
by Dave Spiro
Wed Dec 26, 2007 4:47 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: A Good Death
Replies: 41
Views: 5961

Hmm.....as someone who was faced with the possibility of my own death some 10 years ago, I would say that the term "a good death' is relative to that persons own level of fear regarding it. I think that when one has conquered within themselves the fear of death, then there is no such thing as a "goo...
by Dave Spiro
Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:02 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: What got you into mythology?
Replies: 114
Views: 9838

Re: What got you into mythology?

I hope my post aren't getting annoying, but I wanted to know what got you into Joseph Campbell's works and mythology in general?. For me, it was my former boss that got me into Campbell, and through his work I began to explore mythology. Of course, one of Campbell's oft quoted sayings, "I think wha...
by Dave Spiro
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Love[In Love With The Feeling Of Falling In Love]
Replies: 7
Views: 2875

On 2005-10-31 09:56, Painted Owl wrote: Hello Everyone! Schopenhaur said,love is perfect sympathy.I realize that is still a little obsure,but perhaps not as much as it first seems.If one had perfect sympathy for that dirty forsaken man on the street,we would take him in and give him shelter,but tha...
by Dave Spiro
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Gospel of Judas
Replies: 118
Views: 20584

I think that this clarification and verification of the age of the text of Judas will only inflame not only the Catholic Church, but probably most fundamentalist Christian groups of any denomination as well. All of this goes against the "one true religion" grain that each sect tends to cling to as i...
by Dave Spiro
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The divine play
Replies: 7
Views: 1357

I came to this understanding when reflecting upon my work as a paramedic. (I retired from the profession 7 years ago) I had it driven home to me even more forcefully when I had a liver transplant almost 9 years ago. I also think of the idea of the doctrine of mutual arising, that Campbell spoke of. ...
by Dave Spiro
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: What is your concept of God?
Replies: 86
Views: 18135

On 2006-08-06 08:49, nandu wrote: I have to add this: A little girl was drawing. Her teacher asked: "What are you drawing, dear?" The girl replied: "A picture of God." The teacher said: "But...nobody knows what God looks like!" The tot replied complacently: "They will - in a minute." <IMG SRC="/for...
by Dave Spiro
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Benjamin Franklin - Hero or Traitor?
Replies: 12
Views: 2060

"He was a man. Take him for all he was, I shall not look upon his like again."

I would also recommend Walter Isaacson's fine biography "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life"
by Dave Spiro
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Key to Men and Women's Hearts? (RATED: R)
Replies: 18
Views: 3277

On 2006-04-08 12:45, Joe the Dragon wrote: At the same time I wonder if calling it "JUST some sort of sociology" gives the idea a fair shake. Correct me if this is a gross misunderstanding, but can't all myth also be interpretted from a sociological perspective? Campbell also describes one of the f...
by Dave Spiro
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Campbell on YouTube
Replies: 5
Views: 2277

There is a video called "The Hero's Journey" that I have, and it sounds as though this might be from that. What is he discussing in the video?

by Dave Spiro
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What is "faith" -- for you?
Replies: 53
Views: 6835

On 2005-10-29 20:17, SteveC wrote: You are describing politics, not faith. Those without faith (atheists) made all the same mistakes politically as those with faith. Steve, I think you are mistaken in your comment regarding faith and atheism. Atheism proper refers to those who know that their metap...
by Dave Spiro
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: meaning in life
Replies: 7
Views: 1607

On 2004-09-05 20:55, nights watch wrote: So my question is, once you have come to the point where you have recognized these things AS metaphors, how can you come about having these rapturous experiences yourself? Nights Watch, An excellent question. As Prof Joe has pointed out, we are having these ...
by Dave Spiro
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: Bob Dylan's Lyrics
Replies: 26
Views: 7985

I would suggest "Changing of the Guards" Sixteen years, Sixteen banners united over the field Where the good shepherd grieves. Desperate men, desperate women divided, Spreading their wings 'neath the falling leaves. Fortune calls. I stepped forth from the shadows, to the marketplace, Merchants and t...
by Dave Spiro
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What is "faith" -- for you?
Replies: 53
Views: 6835

On 2005-10-30 06:36, SteveC wrote: There are two central questions to faith: Does God exist? What does he expect of us? [/qoute] If you are personalizing God in this way, I can see your point. However, as has been demonstrated, what is referred to as God can exist as an impersonality in many mythol...
by Dave Spiro
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: What is "faith" -- for you?
Replies: 53
Views: 6835

On 2005-10-31 21:06, nandu wrote: My personal belief is that the moment you start fighting an intolerant religion or system of thought USING THEIR OWN WEAPONS, you've fallen into a trap: "I will not tolerate intolerance". It becomes a contradiction in terms. There is a wonderful song by the politic...