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by Psyche
Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Creative Dreaming
Replies: 273
Views: 26074

Hi Mark, This is a very interesting thread, indeed! You wrote: 1st Night: Rattlesnakes are everywhere, coiled and uncoiling, slithering on top of each other in knots. I am in their midst without any escape that I can find. I am disgusted and slightly angered by the sight of them. They take what I in...
by Psyche
Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:40 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Good guys
Replies: 16
Views: 1743

Waka, I'm glad to hear that some things are settling out a bit. It sounds like you are in a challenging situation: away from home, trying to find your place in a new setting, making new friends. It's all new and bold and adventurous ... sometimes lonely and trying. In a year or so, it will likely lo...
by Psyche
Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Sexual Freedom
Replies: 100
Views: 19104

noman wrote: But to me, freedom, taken to the extreme, means complete anarchy – no rules. I mean, literally, that is what it means. And it isn’t necessarily positive – but can be extremely negative. We had a sage in our popular music in the sixties that gave us the answer: “Freedom’s just another w...
by Psyche
Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Sexual Freedom
Replies: 100
Views: 19104

. [...] Your ideal of true sexual and personal freedom, Psyche, reminds me of the Christian Fundamentalists notion of freedom; that you are free so long as you choose Jesus as your one and only personal savior. If you don’t you are a slave to Satan. That’s what they tell me anyway. Not sure how you...
by Psyche
Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Sexual Freedom
Replies: 100
Views: 19104

The relationship between sex and power is an interesting thread to follow -- and in particular the notion of hippies vs repressed neo-conservatives. We can say that sex is indeed powerful force -- it is the creative force, after all -- and a bonding force. It is also a potentially fragile force: con...
by Psyche
Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Morality and Ethics
Replies: 40
Views: 8720

wow...interesting conversation...sex and money...how much more difficult can you get?? :shock: Nandu, I think that Slade's initial addressing of this issue is following a useful thread of thought. One theme that arises from those articles (and another linked through them on how porn wrecks marriages...
by Psyche
Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:55 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: For Psyche: On Buddhist Detachment
Replies: 54
Views: 8595

Nandu,

Thanks for your efforts and thoughts. I am in support of another thread that invites everyone.

P.
by Psyche
Sun May 27, 2007 2:16 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: For Psyche: On Buddhist Detachment
Replies: 54
Views: 8595

hi Lizpete: I was talking about right (v. wrong), proper (v.improper) and “moral.” I was curious so I looked up moral and I found: Main Entry: 1mor·al….. Pronunciation: 'mor-&l, 'mär-….. Function: adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin moralis, from mor-, mos custom 1 a :...
by Psyche
Sat May 26, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: For Psyche: On Buddhist Detachment
Replies: 54
Views: 8595

Hi Lizpete, (and all) It seems to me you are saying that Buddhists only attach themselves to the right things. That's a fine statement, but how do you know the attachment is right? My understanding of is that all desire is false (or it seems can lead to trouble.) That leads to the concept of the pre...
by Psyche
Sat May 26, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: For Psyche: On Buddhist Detachment
Replies: 54
Views: 8595

Welcome Og! What an intriguing and fine first posting! I also enjoy trying to find the overlap and connection in messages between these two faiths/life outlook. I know of a few people who have been keenly looking at the timeline and development of the christian messages and its history is nothing sh...
by Psyche
Sat May 26, 2007 12:52 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: For Psyche: On Buddhist Detachment
Replies: 54
Views: 8595

Hello Lizpete-- not to worry! I'm no authority...far from it. I am genuinely interested in investigating this topic; background is not an issue if you are open to discussion (same with me, same with all). The only thing I ask of you is patience. I am managing alot of stuff right now, including my ow...
by Psyche
Thu May 24, 2007 3:07 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: For Psyche: On Buddhist Detachment
Replies: 54
Views: 8595

Hi Lizpete- You are very kind and brave to open yourself up to discussion. I will do my best to keep up with you and remain open to your guidance and ideas, and those of other associates as well. Myself, I've been exhausted these past weeks due to events along my own personal quest and path. Part of...
by Psyche
Thu May 17, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: On Threads and Discourse... (Lite)
Replies: 15
Views: 4041

For the most part, people are great in these forums--- they seem to resonate and experience them in ways that associateds have described here. Occasionally, there are hiccups...but moderators step in and help out, as do some associates. As always, great discussions and food for thought. So you know,...
by Psyche
Thu May 17, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Anger and Bliss Paths
Replies: 58
Views: 11730

I previously posted an example of an individual using other's anger in my discussion of MM on another thread. Facing with a duel with a better swordsman, MM was said to have come late to the match to upset his opponent. (The other's anger at his honor being disrespected in MM's cavalier attitude.) ...
by Psyche
Sat May 12, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: On Threads and Discourse... (Lite)
Replies: 15
Views: 4041

Hey there. NoMan wrote: This is so interesting. Because my opinion is exactly the opposite. When I first came to these forums – and I was new to forums in general – I felt I had to address every person and every post in a thread. After all, at a cocktail party, or a round table, if someone speaks, y...