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by Robert G.
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Human Nature
Replies: 69
Views: 12133

As humans we seek to consciously evolve - we take one person's thoughts, add to it elements of another person's thoughts and out of the combination we evolve something new. That's exactly it. We learn. This to me is the critical factor, the lack of instinctual behaviors and the necessity for indivi...
by Robert G.
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Human Nature
Replies: 69
Views: 12133

Thanks Sladeb, I'll try to answer your questions as best I can. I have a tendency to intellectualize all this as well, but I realize that not everyone comes to these forums to have that type of discussion, so I'll try not to go on too much. First, the quote comes from Archetypes of the Collective Un...
by Robert G.
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Eureka!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 4334

I knew that throwing in the terrorist bit was going to do that! Anyway, torture aside, my main point was and is that since I will bear the consequences of my acts, they will be in accordance with my judgement, and no one elses. The responsibility for me sits right here, and no where else. Back to th...
by Robert G.
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Where did Jung's patients go?
Replies: 70
Views: 17529

Thanks everybody. It looks to me like these patients were engaged in a social, i.e. learned, behavior. (Ditto for some of Jung's patients at Burgholzli Clinic, many many of whom would not come anywhere near a diagnosis of schizophrenia today.) This really makes me think about Jung's theory that ther...
by Robert G.
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Human Nature
Replies: 69
Views: 12133

Something that just occured to me today at work, what about our creative imagination? The ability to not just recreate the empirical universe in our minds, but to imagine things that have no empirical reality. It's hard for me to conceive of humanity without that. Also, that leads to at least the po...
by Robert G.
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Where did Jung's patients go?
Replies: 70
Views: 17529

Parcival, I love that you are so interested in this topic! As you can tell from the stuff I've been posting in the Human Nature thread, I'm am feeling so critical of Jung right now, after re-reading The Portable Jung , I don't quite know what's up with myself :smile: I really appreciate, though, tha...
by Robert G.
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Where did Jung's patients go?
Replies: 70
Views: 17529

Parcival, please don't let me interupt the flow of your posts, but I want the case you brought up, that of Anna O., to bring back in the second part of my original question: "What does this do to Jung's theories?" Anna O. (Bertha Pappenheim, member of a well-off Viennese family) was Breuer's only pa...
by Robert G.
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Miracles and Bliss, prayer and seeking
Replies: 11
Views: 2684

people who interpret their religions literally, who see the mask as the literal truth, and not a symbol, have testimonies of powerful miracles. They send big-time prayers to a big-time God and big-time things happen ......following one’s bliss will open doors for you, and help you find contacts tha...
by Robert G.
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Where did Jung's patients go?
Replies: 70
Views: 17529

I just finished rereading The Portable Jung and I'm struck by the large role played in the development of his thought by patients suffering from hysterical disorders, such as paralysis, blindness, etc. What strikes me is that I've encountered a great many mentally ill people, and never have I met on...
by Robert G.
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Whose dogma?
Replies: 6
Views: 1317

I saw the most interesting thing a few weeks ago. While flipping channels on TV, I happened across a show called Faith Under Fire , which seemed to be a fundamentalist debate show. On the episode I saw, they had an Episcopal bishop (I think) presenting what seemed to be an historical, Christianity-a...
by Robert G.
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Veiws on Jesus
Replies: 59
Views: 11348

I'm all for critiques of any scholars work, and I flat out think that Campbell was simply wrong about many things (for instance the concept of the collective unconscious as advanced by Jung is in my opinion null and void) but the Myth Perceptions guy? How much respect can I have for someone who thou...
by Robert G.
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Choice
Replies: 4
Views: 1629

It would be unsophisticated (in the Orient) to ask, as we do, Is the divine power loving, just-- does it love these people more than those; does it love me? I'm always intriqued by this quote when I hear it (which is strangely often). It seems to me that instead of being unsophisticated, the point ...
by Robert G.
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Veiws on Jesus
Replies: 59
Views: 11348

42mice, I wanted to share with you an experience I had this year. I hope no one thinks I'm grandstanding, but as I posted this elsewhere in the forums I'm going to just copy it here. Please believe me that I'm not saying that this will be or should be your experience, it is only mine today. I offer ...
by Robert G.
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Forget Bliss for a little while...What's the Action Plan?
Replies: 79
Views: 11723

Isn't it amazing how people can look at the same empirical world and put forth diametrically opposed views as to what they have seen? In my experience, a great deal of what is asserted as fact is simply opinion inflated by conscious or unconscious emotional needs. As a suggestion, before facts get t...
by Robert G.
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Miracles and Bliss, prayer and seeking
Replies: 11
Views: 2684

Does this comparative insight inhibit their ability to following a spiritual discipline whole-heartedly? At some point won't they get self-conscious and say "Wait a minute, this is all just metaphor!" And won't this knowledge detract from the power of whatever prayer or chant or practice they've in...