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by Robert G.
Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Rand Philosophy-
Replies: 16
Views: 2297

I think Lizpete hit on my fundamental issue with Rand in her first post: compassion is to be discouraged. Since Campell considered compassion to be the gateway to the spiritual potential of the human species, there is a definite disconnect here. I wouldn't dare guess where Campbell would have put Ra...
by Robert G.
Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:18 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Do You Believe in Magick?
Replies: 30
Views: 4773

Reading magic as metaphor (a la Campbelll) - don't we all influence the world through intention? :wink:
by Robert G.
Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:38 am
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: Atheists vs. Theists: The Quest for Middle Ground
Replies: 55
Views: 13955

I thought of an interesting analogy the other day when I stumbled across Dawkins on the radio (why, oh why are all the charismatic, intelligent, well-spoken people in the public eye all nutcases? I MISS CAMPBELL!!) Anyway, bear with me because I'm kind of taken with this idea but haven't tried it ou...
by Robert G.
Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: New Mythos DVD!
Replies: 20
Views: 3874

Bryan, you're a man after my own heart :) What could be more simple than a lecture, complete and unedited? Here is a previous discussion on the same topic. (By the way, that thread is another one where the posts display out of order - Mark, are you having any luck with that?) I'm with you, but I don...
by Robert G.
Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: Atheists vs. Theists: The Quest for Middle Ground
Replies: 55
Views: 13955

I just finished reading The Reason Driven Life , by Robert Price. I happened to see it at the library, and it looked entertaining, I did not expect much from it of any depth but a few laughs and maybe some practical tidbits. Let me just say that this author could not have had a more sympathetic audi...
by Robert G.
Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Silence
Replies: 24
Views: 3223

Where we stumble, that's where our treasure is - Joseph Campbell

Maybe something is trying to get your attention?
:)
by Robert G.
Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:46 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Driving each other crazy
Replies: 59
Views: 8777

Evinnra, I don't have anything to add on the topic of this thread right now, but I wanted to let you know that I've really enjoyed your posts ... if memory serves, we have disagreed on issues in the past and I may not have always spoken out of my highest character :oops: , so that I am especially gr...
by Robert G.
Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:57 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Driving each other crazy
Replies: 59
Views: 8777

Noman said: I don’t quite follow what ‘absolute’ truth or lack thereof has to do with it. I was taught in driver ed. when I was sixteen to ‘get the big picture’. This is the Big Picture. But I see your first response, saying that corporations are ‘largely’ responsible as a knee jerk reaction to defl...
by Robert G.
Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:25 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Driving each other crazy
Replies: 59
Views: 8777

Noman, Evinnra has anticipated me a bit here. It occurred to me that another way of looking at our "irrational" behavior in regards to cars could be to see it as love ... maybe even the mad, passionate, irresponsible, heedless of consequences type of love that Campbell defined as the highest grade o...
by Robert G.
Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: St. Symeon quote from Hero w/1000 Faces
Replies: 8
Views: 3468

HE AND I ARE ONE We are the members of Christ, and Christ is our member. And my hand, the hand of one who is poorest of the poor, is Christ, and my foot is Christ. And I, the poorest of the poor, am the hand of Christ and the foot of Christ. I move my hand, and Christ moves, Who is my hand. For you...
by Robert G.
Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:23 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Driving each other crazy
Replies: 59
Views: 8777

For most people, the freedom and comfort with which we can get around outweighs the enormous cost. Exactly. I think this was what I was aiming at with my earlier post. On the individual level, I suspect that it is just that simple. I just have a problem with the assertion that it's irrational in an...
by Robert G.
Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Driving each other crazy
Replies: 59
Views: 8777

But the one thing that I always harp on in this forum is the price we are willing to pay for being part-time Cyborgs. In America, we sacrifice over 40,000 lives every single year. And how many more serious injuries? Katrina and the World Trade Center attacks pale in comparison in terms of the human...
by Robert G.
Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: St. Symeon quote from Hero w/1000 Faces
Replies: 8
Views: 3468

Reinhold, H. A. (1944, p. 303). The soul afire; revelations of the mystics. [New York]: Pantheon books. At last!!! I received the book today, thanks to interlibrary loan :-) Unfortunately, its references are unbelievably bad (I was tempted to say unholy), so I still have no idea about where this te...
by Robert G.
Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:33 am
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: Joseph Campbell and the Theory of Art
Replies: 48
Views: 13118

I'm going to have a section at the beginning of my thesis discussing what a theory is. I found that the popular misconception (as myth is popularly misconceived) of the idea of a theory is that it is fact or proposes to be so. Oxford defines theory as "a supposition or system of ideas explaining so...
by Robert G.
Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:04 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Osama bin Laden
Replies: 18
Views: 3614

I wonder if we have lost or gained something in the West ... no one can speak with any kind of sinceriity about the purity of any political or other leader, certainly not in the U.S., and those that try, as Campbell said about those who aspire to a literal reading of the Bible, are faking it. At som...