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by SunSinger
Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: The question presented here today is:
Replies: 9
Views: 1137

I enjoy your ideas, jufa. How we view all of this perhaps depends on why we think we are "here." If we are here to grow via experience, then perhaps sex was not the cause behind our appearance and perhaps the illusion is the interactive playground of our own making. I do agree that we have all we ne...
by SunSinger
Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: The question presented here today is:
Replies: 9
Views: 1137

Interesting point of view, jufa, and one that reminds me of the Huna belief that everything is God. Within that context, though, the Creator has given us the power of our imagination as well as the vast storehouse of the unconscious. There is room in this for personal creativity and growth. This lea...
by SunSinger
Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell - print and ebooks
Topic: Kindle Users! We want your input!
Replies: 14
Views: 18120

I dislike reading books on the screen. However, as one ages, the type faces in printed books are often too small or too light on the page for older eyes. Price is another part of the equation for those of us in our retirement years. I use the free Kindle for PC to read books I could not otherwise af...
by SunSinger
Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Where the heck has JC been my whole life?
Replies: 25
Views: 3817

I've kicked myself a lot of times, too, for not opening my eyes sooner. If only I had taken such and such a course, gone to hear a lecture, or attended an exhibit. But, I wonder: Does the fact that I see the value of missed opportunities now mean that they would have benefited me then ? I doubt it. ...
by SunSinger
Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Transendence is the Living of the Metaphor
Replies: 12
Views: 1604

I struggle with the notion that a man's life is, or should be, governed by any myth whether he is copying a classic hero, a modern-day hero, or has fashioned his own unique myth out of his experience. If a man's life is governed by myth, he is already in a static condition. He has gotten it into his...
by SunSinger
Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Searching for my bliss
Replies: 29
Views: 2977

We hear a lot these days from coaches and others about discovering and following what we are passionate about. They say, variously, we'll be better writers, more financially successful, or even more popular bloggers. On a more serious note, James Hillman (in the Soul's Code) states that each of us i...
by SunSinger
Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Searching for my bliss
Replies: 29
Views: 2977

Re: Searching for my bliss

I am in search of my bliss and know not where to look. My struggle is what is the next step? I currently work in corporate America and my job does not fulfill me. I do not want to live in the land of cubicles. Until my spiritual journey began, I always focused on pleasing other rather than what ple...
by SunSinger
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythological Tools for Rites of Initiations and Passage
Topic: The Mythology Of The Twenty-First Century
Replies: 422
Views: 61377

Mind Metaphor: Bee Hive, perhaps.

--Malcolm
by SunSinger
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Village Compound
Topic: Your Comments are Invited at new Blog
Replies: 1
Views: 1639

Hello Everyone, On October 1, I started a blog called "Sun Singer's Travels" (http://sunsinger.blogspot.com) in support of my novel "The Sun Singer." Since the novel's structure is based on the quest, much of the evolving discussion will focus on the classic heropath. The intended audience is primar...
by SunSinger
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Da Vinci Code
Replies: 96
Views: 17003

As the release date of the movie approaches, it's interesting to speculate whether Sony Pictures discussion web site (www.thedavincichallenge.com) is PR or an honest attempt to establish a forum for the informed discussion of the issues in the book and film. I hope all of the essays that ultimately ...
by SunSinger
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Hero's Journey (a la femme)
Replies: 6
Views: 1862

Hi,

You might also find some help, in terms of general background, from "The Myth of the Goddess: Evolution of an Image" by Anne Baring and Jules Cashford.

--Malcolm
by SunSinger
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28922

I must question whether we should be saying myth is dormant. The 325 million people who have purchased a copy of a Harry Potter book are attuned to myth. The attunement is so strong, that when the publication date of the final book in the series was announced, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" ...
by SunSinger
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: "Non Blissers"
Replies: 20
Views: 5769

A mundane quote from an old supervisory class comes to mind here: "success breeds interest." This tends to work better than trying to talk people out of their beliefs or to subscribe to our own. If you come across as centered, sharing, empathetic, able to cope with disagreements and crises, proactiv...
by SunSinger
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: Popular songs containing the stages of the hero's journey .
Replies: 13
Views: 7976

I like your idea of tying popular songs into the hero myth because the songs are now and new and mythology must appear (at first glance) old and dry to today's students. When I wrote "The Sun Singer" (a heropath novel), I didn't include songs or movies because I didn't want to "date" the book in one...
by SunSinger
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: Popular songs containing the stages of the hero's journey .
Replies: 13
Views: 7976

bodhibliss, Hmm, I thought "heropath" was Campbell's usage or else I was too lazy to hit the spacebar. <g> I see every student and every reader as a potential hero or seeker on the path. Each one of us has a inner journey to make that might be facilitated by a classic myth, a Star Wars movie, or a g...