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by Scarlett
Fri May 08, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: The Denial of Death ...Accepted
Replies: 158
Views: 11888

Hello somehopes, BiggieDe, Neo, and others, I'm just peeking in to say I like the way this conversation is turning! I was pondering something JC said in his lecture on the thread, Symbolism and the Individual. http://www.jcf.org/new/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3813&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=45 Recogn...
by Scarlett
Tue May 05, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: The Bodhisattva ideal in popular Western culture
Replies: 36
Views: 5376

Fun! Some people think riding roller coasters is thrilling -- for me I feel the same way when diving into a new topic. You should share your work when you’re done. Anyways... A Bodhisattva is a being who has attained enlightenment but voluntarily commits to returning into the world of messy causes a...
by Scarlett
Tue May 05, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Remonstrating
Replies: 34
Views: 1727

Evinnra, I know we haven't had too many encounters on this forum. However, you are a steady feminine voice whose wit and cleverness weave in and out of the mens' conversations in an interesting way. Don't leave and make this place a MEN"S CLUB! Pleassse! Just kidding gentlemen (not really). :) I loo...
by Scarlett
Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell - audio
Topic: Lecture I.1.3 - Symbolism and the Individual
Replies: 181
Views: 23078

My thoughts are flowing -- just a spring cleaning. Thanks Neoplato, Jonsjourney, and Littlewing for answering my question. Perhaps CS is considered (certainly by some) as a mystic religion. But it certainly isn't acknowledged to be mystic by Christian Scientists! They see themselves clearly as seek...
by Scarlett
Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell - audio
Topic: Lecture I.1.3 - Symbolism and the Individual
Replies: 181
Views: 23078

This part in Campbell’s lecture, struck a chord for me… “Now from this, I want to point to the main ideal for the individual in the great traditions of the Orient. The main ideal is that you should realize that you are a manifestation of that being. That is what you are. It is to be a discovery – re...
by Scarlett
Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: The Serpent Shedding Its Skin
Replies: 139
Views: 8001

Jonsjourney wrote: Is it possible that humans have evolved to point where we do not need mythology to guide us? If this were true, would it also mean an end to meaningful existence? What about art, literature, music? Well, I suppose that would be based on what you believe. Do you believe in a highe...
by Scarlett
Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell - audio
Topic: Lecture I.1.1 - The Celebration of Life
Replies: 65
Views: 13071

Great Conversation Everybody!!!! Clemsy wrote: However, what of the youth who looks at the war as wrong? Who is horrified at the death of innocents and peers? Do you surrender yourself to the dogma of mandatory conscription? Or do you commit an act of heresy? You were clear enough Clemsy :) and I ag...
by Scarlett
Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Beauty and the Beast
Replies: 31
Views: 2125

Neoplato, Thank you!!!!! Right now I am in the process of learning the craft of poetry. The inspiration or desire has always been the easy part for me. Luckily, I don't have to write poetry to earn a living, so the pressure is off! However, I look at poetry as more than just a hobby and have been tr...
by Scarlett
Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell - audio
Topic: Lecture I.1.1 - The Celebration of Life
Replies: 65
Views: 13071

Clemsy Wrote: Would you have burned your draft card, noman? Or would you have gone to Vietnam? It was heresy to question the draft or the war. Why does it have to be one or the other? My Dad did not wait for the draft -- he signed up to fight in the Vietnam war. Now my Dad is one of the kindest, ge...
by Scarlett
Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Beauty and the Beast
Replies: 31
Views: 2125

Beauty and The Beast Beauty whispers her song, tickling the artist’s ear with her sighs. Hearing her essence, a pen is seized releasing a form of a lover who until now had laid chained in the deepest dens of a dream. The blackened eyes of this ancient, newly born creature blink unreflectively. Stagg...
by Scarlett
Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Beauty and the Beast
Replies: 31
Views: 2125

I love the tale of Beauty and the Beast. I could write pages and pages on this topic. I've read all the posts and they all make sense to me ... Thought I would add my two cents (probably all it's worth anyway!) In the early 90’s starting when I was about 12 years old, I was exposed to certain tales ...
by Scarlett
Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Barack Obama's Inaugural Address
Replies: 6
Views: 617

I am not an expert on speeches, but I can share with you my initial feelings when I first heard President Obama’s address. As I was listening, I thought of many things. I noticed he used the word ‘new age’ a couple of times. He also spoke of this moment in history as being a “new era.” So I thought ...
by Scarlett
Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:24 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: MLK Day and Inauguration Day as Renewal Rites
Replies: 21
Views: 2258

Clemsy wrote: Had that thread up and running hour after the speech! I was too busy swooning to respond :wink: http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/01/20/us/politics/20winter-dress3.jpg And dancing -- you have to celebrate life's special moments because life is short and also full of sorrows! Con...
by Scarlett
Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:08 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: MLK Day and Inauguration Day as Renewal Rites
Replies: 21
Views: 2258

David, Thank you for sharing your blog. For me, the torch was passed the day Barack Obama was inaugurated as President. The torch being a vehicle of light – the flame of transformation – a light that’s meant to continue burning in the hearts and minds of people who seek love and unity. (Those are th...
by Scarlett
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Modern Men of Myth: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Replies: 38
Views: 7013

You know what else, The White House, I believe, is 209 years old! You know the saying; you see what you look for: I’ll be seeing 9 everywhere now! Joseph Campbell wrote in The Inner Reaches of Outer Space: Metaphor a Myth and as Religion: “In ancient Greece, 9 was the number of the Muses, patron god...