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by grdnfrk
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Giraut de Borneilh 'The eyes are the scouts of the heart'
Replies: 6
Views: 3434

Does anyone know where original of this came from? Campbell quoted it often, but I cannot find it in the works of de Borneilh in my local libraries or on the Net. In fact, all my net searches link back to the Campbell quotes! I'd like to know what work it is from if it's part of a larger text, and I...
by grdnfrk
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: where can I find the "Transformations" series on video or DV
Replies: 14
Views: 3606

David, thank you for taking an interest in my concerns. I also apologize for taking so long to respond to your post. I have been unsure of how to respond because the immediate issue (my personal view of the relative value of the two video series) is not a serous one, and I was somewhat flip in my pr...
by grdnfrk
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Giraut de Borneilh 'The eyes are the scouts of the heart'
Replies: 6
Views: 3434

Thanks so much. I actually was just rereading The Masks of God, but didn't pick up the last volume because when I first read them (in my early twenties) I thought it was the least compelling of the four and not really worth it! I don't know if that reference will lead me to the original text, but it...
by grdnfrk
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: "functions of human thought" quote from Myths of Light
Replies: 10
Views: 2665

This may be a case where the obvious answer is the answer. Webster's defines a function as (among other things) "the action for which a person or thing is specially fitted or used or for which a thing exists" and "a variable (as a quality, trait, or measurement) that depends on and varies with anoth...
by grdnfrk
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythological Tools for Rites of Initiations and Passage
Topic: Campbell's opinion on the "I Ching - Book of Changes?"
Replies: 7
Views: 2879

Rockford, I just saw this post, even though it's late I thought make the offer: I have a 4 minute audio clip of Campbell discussing the I Ching, from a radio interview he did with Michael Toms. I copied the clip to an mp3 file, it's only 1.2mb, if you're interested I can email it to you.
by grdnfrk
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Thomas Aquinas and the experience of God
Replies: 12
Views: 3155

Thanks. If I can trust a quick search on the Net, what it is based on are the records of Aquinas' canonization in the Vatican. He was known to have experiences of religious ecstasy, and on December 6, 1273 after one such he did simply stop writing, leaving the Summa Theologica unfinshed. The acts of...
by grdnfrk
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Jung and Homosexuality
Replies: 10
Views: 4460

Instead of creating a "whole language around gay archetypal psychology" I've always assumed that Jung was in this matter the product of his time and somewhat the victim (poor word choice I know) of that times obsession with both sex and dual categorization (sex/power, introvert/extravert, sensation/...
by grdnfrk
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: where can I find the "Transformations" series on video or DV
Replies: 14
Views: 3606

Martin, though I've never thought of myself as an 'expert' on Campbell's work, your post did make me aware of an irony here. Personally I'm much more interested in the material Campbell himself published than in anything that has been published posthumously. It has been my experience so far that the...
by grdnfrk
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Thomas Aquinas and the experience of God
Replies: 12
Views: 3155

Thank you Evinnra for the reference. Unfortunately I can't really return the favor. I came to Aquinas by way of Dante, and have never read a book about Aquinas (which is no doubt why I didn't know about the experience we're discussing). I became fascinated by the Divine Comedy while still in high sc...
by grdnfrk
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Thomas Aquinas and the experience of God
Replies: 12
Views: 3155

Thank you to everybody for the references, especially Bodhibliss, this is the second time I've been looking for something and you've provided the exact references I was looking for (both from Creative Mythology incidentally).

Thanks again - Robert
by grdnfrk
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Which Mayan lost his head?
Replies: 50
Views: 11832

Bodhibliss makes excellent points. For a further development of the problems both in Campbell's work and with critics/supporters 'concretizing' Campbell's work see David Miller's recent (4-17-04) Pacifica lecture available for download as audio or viewing as text from the JCF main page.
by grdnfrk
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Meaning in life
Replies: 10
Views: 2691

Nights Watch, your post made me think of two things, I'm not sure how to make them hang together put I'll put them out there anyway: 1) Campbell points out elswhere that in the Orient when they talk about dissolving the ego what they are talking about is the Freudian id, the primary processes of I w...
by grdnfrk
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Transcripts of audio downloads
Replies: 11
Views: 3274

Does anyone have transcripts of the Man & Myth series? After listening to them a few times I find I want to answer back to Campbell or ask him things, and I'd really like to be able to note my commentary down on a copy of the text, as a way to organize my thoughts.

Thanks - Robert
by grdnfrk
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Meaning in life
Replies: 10
Views: 2691

Nights Watch, something has become clear to me while thinking about this thread, and I just wanted to thank you, and to throw it out there because it relates to part of your original post. The idea of sacrificing ego is one that has always bothered me as well, even if I limit it to the Freudian id I...
by grdnfrk
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: "functions of human thought" quote from Myths of Light
Replies: 10
Views: 2665

I think a good reference at this point might be Kant's Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics. Campbell said "The mind can wonder off in strange ways" and even though it was in a different context I think it applies to this type of philosophical discussion as well. Kant provides some excellent tools ...