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by Mike D
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Charting Life Linearly Through Mythology
Replies: 12
Views: 3090

On 2004-01-20 13:07, brooksfirestone wrote: Is it because of myth that humans chart their lives linearly? I think it's simply that that is how people tend to experience their lives. Modern people, who don't as a whole pay much attention to myths, would still tend to see time as a stream. In fact I ...
by Mike D
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Wagner and myth
Replies: 7
Views: 2403

"I would say love is the emotional response to the experience of being alive/eternity, and sometimes--usually--we mistake the experience as being connected to something external, like Tristan (if taken literally)." Now I wonder if I phrased my question right - because it seems to me that he has to ...
by Mike D
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: French High School Philosophy
Replies: 87
Views: 18220

On 2004-02-05 12:47, OliveBranch wrote: On 2004-02-05 12:31, mihelich wrote: "philosophers of the clouds" I too have encountered these "philosophers of the clouds". Ah! yes, the <a href="http://classics.mit.edu/Aristophanes/clouds.html">Clouds</a>. 419 BC and it's still funny. If a child asked me w...
by Mike D
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: French High School Philosophy
Replies: 87
Views: 18220

Well, I don't like to be gloomy but ... "Four years ago, Bhutan, the fabled Himalayan Shangri-la, became the last nation on earth to introduce television. Suddenly a culture, barely changed in centuries, was bombarded by 46 cable channels. And all too soon came Bhutan's first crime wave - murder, fr...
by Mike D
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: French High School Philosophy
Replies: 87
Views: 18220

On 2004-02-07 13:53, Martin wrote: Our TV just reflects the state of society... No, I don't think so. It also shapes it. In fact, it is one of the major forces shaping people's perceptions in modern societies. A democratic state helps people to involve into a human being, by the help of art and edu...
by Mike D
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: French High School Philosophy
Replies: 87
Views: 18220

On 2004-02-07 13:53, Martin wrote: Our TV just reflects the state of society... No, I don't think so. It also shapes it. In fact, it is one of the major forces shaping people's perceptions in modern societies. A democratic state helps people to involve into a human being, by the help of art and edu...
by Mike D
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: French High School Philosophy
Replies: 87
Views: 18220

On 2004-02-07 18:00, ivor orr wrote: Everyone knows that the government over here is lying on a whole range of issues Did you see the cover of the latest <em>Private Eye,</em> Ivor? :smile: To be fair to Tony Blair, I think it is (mostly) less the direct lie and more the most favourable constructio...
by Mike D
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Richard Jefferies Mysticism
Replies: 0
Views: 1406

I thought this short piece entitled <a href="http://www.bath.ac.uk/~lissmc/timeandeternity.htm">Time and Eternity in Jefferies' Thought</a> might interest some here.

Maybe <a href="http://www.btinternet.com/~historiae/wi ... l">this</a>, too.
by Mike D
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: French High School Philosophy
Replies: 87
Views: 18220

On 2004-02-08 19:19, ivor orr wrote: Hi Mike, Thanks for your comments. Sadly, with Tony Blair, it is a direct lie. Well, I don't find his personality exactly engaging despite his so obviously wanting to be liked. But on the whole I think it is not so much lies - I don't reckon he stowed away on an...
by Mike D
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: teaching joseph campbell
Replies: 28
Views: 6985

I think I first read the Masks of God about a decade back, but I'm no Campbell scholar. As there are no responses so far, I'll post some thoughts. I've no doubt they will inadequate, but perhaps it will get us somewhat "forrader". The first is that isn't the material for the "Hero's Journey in Ameri...
by Mike D
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: French High School Philosophy
Replies: 87
Views: 18220

On 2004-02-09 18:19, ivor orr wrote: Hi Ivor, ... I do remember feeling that Israel was in danger of being attacked. So did they! (C.f. <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/middle_east/03/v3_iraq_timeline/html/israeli_bombing.stm">Osiark</a> - French-built - <em>merci</em> - nuclear react...
by Mike D
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Caligula and Jesus
Replies: 13
Views: 2619

So what do you make of <a href="http://wyllie.lib.virginia.edu:8086/per ... n=div1">St. John 12: 1-8</a>, Cadfael?

BTW, why Cadfael? Are you Welsh or something?
by Mike D
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: teaching joseph campbell
Replies: 28
Views: 6985

Oh, dear. Looks like you'll have to rename the course "The Hero's Journey in Star Wars". I never saw <em>Star Wars</em> so can't comment. I think there are few films that actually evoke a sense of the sacred - which at bottom is what myth does. I think more are pure entertainment or something the <s...
by Mike D
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: teaching joseph campbell
Replies: 28
Views: 6985

Jung was in no way "Campbell's master." Campbell used some of Jung's ideas for the interpretation of myth, but he also used the scholarship and literary work of dozens of individuals. Campbell, in my opinion, was a very unique scholar. I wouldn't take that on trust with no supporting argument - and...
by Mike D
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: French High School Philosophy
Replies: 87
Views: 18220

� but, Mike, we always celebrate our failures: Battle of Hastings; Dunkirk; warm beer; the Men's Quarter Finals during Wimbledon Fortnight; the Ashes Series against the Australians � it's what being British is all about! I don't know that's true, though there's a fashion for saying so. Anyway, ...