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by Siddha
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Deutschsprachiges Diskussionsforum
Topic: Das bist Du - Historizität im Christentum
Replies: 52
Views: 55437

SiCollier Ist die Bible ein historisches document die echte taten beshreibt? Das ist eine frage die man nicht 100% antworten kan, man can in meine opinion nur eine persoenliche antwort finden. Fur mich, wenn wier nur di Bible haeten dan wuerde es sehr swierig sein, aber wir haben viele documente fro...
by Siddha
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythological Tools for Rites of Initiations and Passage
Topic: Modern Myth
Replies: 30
Views: 9062

I browsed through several threads and have this question. There is one thing I disagree with Campbell on and that is the idea that we currently have no mythology. I'm probably missing all sorts of academic nuances here but I don't think myth is something people have ever set out to create. It just c...
by Siddha
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythological Tools for Rites of Initiations and Passage
Topic: Modern Myth
Replies: 30
Views: 9062

Martin, Olivebranch, Mythinker, Thank you for your replies and for broadening my understanding of Campbell’s view on the lack of myth. The idea that he saw the elements around us but no unifying system makes a lot of sense. Maybe I can go off on a tangent; it is my understanding that when Campbell w...
by Siddha
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Following bliss vs. Asian Society
Replies: 15
Views: 3701

Nori, You are welcome. I hope I wasn't too direct. I tend to look at things that I dislike in others as clues/symbols about things that I need to question in mine. After all, I believe that bringing my bliss to life is an internal process. I can't change the society I am part of, only how I interact...
by Siddha
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Practical Campbell, Follow your bliss
Replies: 31
Views: 10079

Bodhi, Thank you very much for your kind words. I tend to have a very direct style, I like to get to the heart of different issues. Sometimes people perceive my approach (with all right) to be stubborn, however, my motivation is really to get to the crux of the matter and evolve my understanding. I ...
by Siddha
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Deutschsprachiges Diskussionsforum
Topic: Das bist Du - Historizität im Christentum
Replies: 52
Views: 55437

Martin, Vielen dank! I habe 8 jahre Deutsch gelernt aber es night in 20 jahre genuetzt... Jetzt can ich es fileicht ein bishen ueben. I hoffe das ihr bald ein forum in Spanish entwikelt. Mein Spanish is fiel besser und ich mochte dieses Jahr in Costa Rica ein par "workshops" leiten (in spanish) die ...
by Siddha
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Practical Campbell, Follow your bliss
Replies: 31
Views: 10079

thanks mythinker, I'm glad you joined our conversation. That is an excellent story! You've sparked my curiosity; I will look for those two other books. I especially like the part where the creatures down stream perceive the "let goer" as a "savior" and started making legends. It reminds me of one of...
by Siddha
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: killing my dragon
Replies: 17
Views: 5363

Hi Victor, No one has posted a reply for a couple of months so I wonder if this conversation is still going on or not, but I thought I'd add my two cents worth because I too am very interested in dragons. However, I have another take on them. I don't think dragons are meant to be fought but integrat...
by Siddha
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: killing my dragon
Replies: 17
Views: 5363

Thanks, Mark, I like your story! It's a wonderful way to explore archetypal images with your son, you must be getting a kick out of this that he is not yet privy to, although I imagine he enjoys it just as much if not more (which is what counts) I believe I read this in the book "a whack on the side...
by Siddha
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: 3249

Shanti, How could you not see "Eros" in "Copacabana?" Lola dances seductively, Rico calls her over and goes too far... a life and death battle ensues with Tony dying... Sex, life and death is there anything more Eros than that? <IMG SRC="/forum/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif"> By the way, yesterday I w...
by Siddha
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Practical Campbell, Follow your bliss
Replies: 31
Views: 10079

Bodhi, Yes I did find my bliss, thanks to Campbell of course and a couple of other wonderfull guides along the way. In a nutshell it is "helping others find and then live their own bliss" it might sound a little anti-climactic but that's it! Being the practical sort that I am, I am completely immers...
by Siddha
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Following bliss vs. Asian Society
Replies: 15
Views: 3701

Nori, Following ones bliss is a completely individual process. For some people living by rules and obligations could be part of their bliss. Also I don't believe in accidents or chance. I would interpret Japan's need for rules and rigidity as exactly the environment that average Japaneese people/sou...
by Siddha
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Practical Campbell, Follow your bliss
Replies: 31
Views: 10079

Bodhi, Thank you for your reply. I especially like this part of your quote: but even moments that in the past might have evoked despair are redeemed in the knowing that i am where i need to be This is such a subtle feeling and yet has made such a deep difference in my experience of life. On an other...
by Siddha
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Practical Campbell, Follow your bliss
Replies: 31
Views: 10079

Bodhi I just re-read your initial reply in which you ask if someone's understanding of bliss has evolved through conversation. Campbell did two things for me at first that opened new doors: 1) He showed me beyond any shadow of the doubt that religion and spirituality is symbolic. This transformed my...
by Siddha
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: What is meant by the left hand path?
Replies: 83
Views: 22279

My interpretation of the "left hand path" is that of surrendering our life in the spritual sense instead of our trying to control it in the material sense. In his book "The way of the peacefull warrior" Dan Millman writes something like: Don't try to be extraordinary in an ordinary realm, be ordinar...