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by CarmelaBear
Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 11055

Agreed Carmela but something tells me Romansh disagrees with you. lol There is a thread on spirituality here somewhere. It means different things to different people apparently. As for metaphysics, I am not sure I believe in that. Myth is not science. Though the study of it involves a good bit of s...
by CarmelaBear
Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 11055

They are all true if you interpret them metaphorically. Literally not so true. It makes me wonder sometimes how much of the stuff science "discovers" touch the metaphysical realm and how much is actually factual. Some kinds of science, like quantum mechanics, has enough support from both math and e...
by CarmelaBear
Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 11055

I don't think we have changed much. The most universally recognized character for the human race is a humanized mouse, Mickey Mouse. This may sound trivial, but humanizing animals has probably had a big impact on the modern human psyche. Yes! And branding humans as animals has had both wonderful an...
by CarmelaBear
Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 11055

Carmella The Force is true in an artistic or spiritual way? There are many interpretation of a myth; are all true? I must admit I am not a proponent of postmodernism or relativism. Truth and fact are not the same. Interpretation is not a final statement of accepted fact. For the person who puts bes...
by CarmelaBear
Tue May 31, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 11055

The question for me becomes is taking any myth literally flim flam etc. And who has the authorized version of the metaphorical translation? Also should a whole bunch of well qualified comparative mythologists agree on a standard metaphorical interpretation of a myth, should I accept it as mine if I...
by CarmelaBear
Sun May 29, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 87807

Oh, how I love to hear your voices!

This is great.

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by CarmelaBear
Sun May 29, 2016 4:36 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 11055

Carmela wrote: The mythology of peace and charitable good works on behalf of the neglected is a widely accepted and sacred mythology with countless stories of great deeds by heroes we can all emulate, but the mythology of a superior gender is a con job by one of the most powerfully exclusive patria...
by CarmelaBear
Sat May 28, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: THE RESURRECTION...
Replies: 2
Views: 1390

My resurrection stage was reached when I came to terms with being alive after feeling completely destroyed. If I had disappeared, I now cannot question the life within. It sometimes loses its form, and I revert to the simple status of being.

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by CarmelaBear
Sat May 28, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 11055

Hi Rom. The idea of a myth in the context of mythology refers to something valued and important. The common usage just points in the direction of fluttery flim flam flakey stuff. I don't know any fan of Campbell's who is unable or unwilling to distinguish the two. My point here is simply to say that...
by CarmelaBear
Sat May 28, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 11055

I see the old myths from a scientific perspective. Old myths were the best images for their time. The Bible teaches use how to be civilized and also provides the path of the heart, only using images that no longer work. I don't write the whole thing off. It was an early attempt. I compare the bible...
by CarmelaBear
Sat May 28, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 11055

Indeed Carmela; as you point out the word myth for many folks has come to mean a sort of old fairytale or ancient story that isn't true. And because there are certain religions that promote myth as a historical fact here I think is where the disconnection with reality begins. There is a great examp...
by CarmelaBear
Fri May 27, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 11055

Common Use of the Word, "Myth"

I was reading an article recently that used the word "myth" in the way we encounter it most frequently. It usually refers to a misconception, an old wives' tale, and so many other things that border on the ultimate error or con job. In common usage, a myth represents a widely held, but mistaken, bel...
by CarmelaBear
Fri May 27, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: The Writing Life
Replies: 91
Views: 18849

"Follow your bliss" was an insight offered by Professor Campbell to his young students, who were searching for a career path. Here is another take on this kind of advice, which can be helpful at any age and in many circumstances. The eastern point of view can be both instructive and liberating. http...
by CarmelaBear
Sun May 22, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: AMERICA, the Myth and the Dream
Replies: 11
Views: 2870

James, the theory about the Social Contract relies upon important and dreadfully incorrect assumptions. One of the assumptions is that "society" does not, in real life, refer to an exclusive group of people who are supposed to be especially tasked with managing the behavior of those who are identifi...
by CarmelaBear
Thu May 19, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: AMERICA, the Myth and the Dream
Replies: 11
Views: 2870

Carmela, what a I learned from the current events in Greece is that people vote according to their best interest. That's why Greece is in such a mess now. I hold people responsible for it. An argument can be made, I guess, that politicians lie and that people are ignorant but I am not sure that is ...