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by CarmelaBear
Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 79222

I revisited my post and made changes before noticing your replies. Do my edits make any difference?

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by CarmelaBear
Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 79222

Ron: So what should we old ones do? (I originally had misgivings about posting this reply but from Ron's question perhaps it may have something to offer after all; so I have reworded some of the text to broaden it out for this issue is one of Joseph's most important concern's.): …For anyone facing ...
by CarmelaBear
Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 79222

Carmela wrote, Have been reading about repressive governments that censor and punish political speech and dissent. Maybe, we have that sort of Orwellian regime internalized. Not sure. Maybe this forum is like us...old. Don't know. Why do you single out political speech? It seems to me communication...
by CarmelaBear
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 10492

One thing we do with the common myth is myth-busting or discovering the facts behind our beliefs and intuitions. Since I have never tried ayahuasca, the South American vegetal version of the DMT experience, I have to rely on second and third hand accounts of the head trip that comes from a DMT encou...
by CarmelaBear
Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Just Saying...
Replies: 9
Views: 3778

Just Saying...

This thread is free of a set topic, and it is a place to say whatever comes to mind. One might read it later to decide whether it should be altered or removed or forgotten or saved. ~ First entry is what came to me in a dream only a few minutes ago. In the dream, the space where I was located was bu...
by CarmelaBear
Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 79222

Have been reading about repressive governments that censor and punish political speech and dissent. Maybe, we have that sort of Orwellian regime internalized. Not sure.

Maybe this forum is like us...old.

Don't know.

~
by CarmelaBear
Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 79222

Wiser words are rarely spoken, James. I see your points and find them persuasive. I try not to be hurtful, and don't mind criticism or removing my idiocies or having them removed. Just glad there is a place where folks like us can learn and grow.

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by CarmelaBear
Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 79222

Cool sign, Ron. James, there is much to be said for passionate verbal expression. If we edit too much, we sound like machines. Maybe it's just me, but I enjoy reading what you call "rants". Academics write for each other, use footnotes and bloodless prose. I like our humor, our outrage, our irrevere...
by CarmelaBear
Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 79222

Hi Bear. It's tough for us as politically aware "old-timers". My rabble-rousing days are a distant memory. Before i discovered The Tao, The Buddha and Joe c. Since then i have followed my bliss and I tell folk that I must have wanted to be a starving artist, and that is the one thing i was eminentl...
by CarmelaBear
Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Is There a Central Myth?
Replies: 0
Views: 1131

Is There a Central Myth?

For any metaphor to dominate all others, it must carry the weight of fundamental significance. If the human is now the picture of the Source and Creator and Saviour, it is because no other entity embodies these characteristics like the Mother, the Father and the Son. They are human archetypes that g...
by CarmelaBear
Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 106757

The one for free will is from Kant. It states that the intellect is free because it is not limited by what is, but can think about what ought to be. This is a compelling argument The first one against free will is based on energy and the laws that explain how it works. This argument fails because w...
by CarmelaBear
Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 79222

You are not under the heel of the supposedly "nice" guys who seem unaware of climate change in the face of a fossil fuel economy and protect their nuclear capabilities against all comers. Neither of the candidates are in a position to address the only two issues that mean anything at all to humanity...
by CarmelaBear
Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 10492

.....they do provide some stability and better conditions for happiness. Modern society has certain organizing principles. Money is one that can be useful, and there are many segments of the human community who have so little money, that it really gets to be almost completely irrelevant. Resources,...
by CarmelaBear
Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 106757

Let's see. Our bodies feel substantial enough. They are made of atoms. But wait. Only 5% of the stuff in our "universe" is made of atoms. 23% is dark matter and 73% is dark energy. We gave the exotic dark energy and matter a set of names, and we have no earthly idea what they are all about. Like UFO...
by CarmelaBear
Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: AMERICA, the Myth and the Dream
Replies: 11
Views: 2406

The events in Orlando, Florida are tragic, and I can only express sadness for the loved ones of the victims in the tragic shooting incident. ~ It is impossible to avoid worrying about the possibility of moral panic that often follows such events, and the imperial presidency that deliberately provoke...