Search found 2260 matches

by JamesN.
Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 80186

After looking at my last post it just didn't feel right so I took it down.
by JamesN.
Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 80186

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 irrever...
by JamesN.
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 80186

Roncooper wrote:James,

Some people think we need to learn from the Sufi poet, Rumi. I think this is a better way to use the sign.


https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=580BB96F
Thanks Ron; nicely put.
by JamesN.
Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 80186

Hey folks; sorry about the rant I just delivered. It felt good for a moment to let off steam; but in the end it still was about that and not about offering something more constructive. :idea: Here is something better I just got from the JCF "MythBlast". https://us-mg5.mail.yahoo.com/neo/b/message?s...
by JamesN.
Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 80186

Dio that is the link to the actual discussion itself. The discussion took place at the "Stratford Festival" in Canada. It has no relation to facebook at all. (Just so you know I don't have a facebook account either. But I do check in on the JCF page now and again just to keep up with info like this...
by JamesN.
Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 80186

Just watched this panel discussion link taken from the JCF facebook page; (very cool)! I don't know how long this link will be active so I would watch it soon if interested. While the relationship of Narnia and Christian texts has been widely acknowledged, new sides of the world are opened up when ...
by JamesN.
Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 80186

I caught this clip from historian Ken Burns Stanford's commencement address. He expresses certain sociological and political issues that have been difficult for many to clarify during this particular campaign season as well as articulating what is really at stake; which is namely the ability to dis...
by JamesN.
Fri May 27, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Common Use of the Word, "Myth"
Replies: 60
Views: 10528

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 JamesN.
Thu May 26, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 11103

Yes Tony; thank you for your thoughtful insights. It's difficult sometimes to see ourselves in the way that others do. I've been trying to understand and integrate "shadow" aspects lately that have played a profound part from the earliest parts of my life and it has not been an easy transition. You...
by JamesN.
Sun May 22, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 11103

I am on my way out the door and must be quick, but thinking about things is also a joy of living. Indeed Ron; a good point. (After further thought I'm redoing this post). Although there might be different approaches one could apply here; to me the mental state of contemplation or "reflection" can b...
by JamesN.
Sun May 22, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 11103

Yes Tony; nicely stated. Without assigning any extra meanings here I think you pointed out a particularly relevant and important aspect about the complexity of modern life that has overtaken and hijacked many of the more technically advanced cultures. And that is: (so now it seems that man must not...
by JamesN.
Fri May 20, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 11103

Tony; Clemsy turned me on to David Miller awhile back with whom you may already be familiar with. Here is an article about "Edges" I thought you might like that I think connects perfectly with the idea you posed in this thread of the difference between the "Mythic and Conceptual" in several differe...
by JamesN.
Fri May 20, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: AMERICA, the Myth and the Dream
Replies: 11
Views: 2506

Carmela; I spotted something this morning that I thought might fit this thread. Given your legal background the ideas this argument poses might also fit with something not only myself but others I think have been wrestling with as well. So I will try to lay out my thoughts as to the framework this ...
by JamesN.
Wed May 18, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 11103

Tony: Hi James, here an archaeologist, Joachim Hahn, plays a 42,000 year old flute made from mammoth ivory in one of the caves in Swabia, Germany where they found. As you say, the acoustics are extraordinary. http://www.miotas.org/audio/paleolithic_flute.mp3 Wow Tony; that must have felt like a you...
by JamesN.
Tue May 17, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 11103

Tony, Thank you or your reply. You posted some very interesting ideas. I wonder if the mythologem came through Egypt. I strongly agree with the statement about priest and shaman. This is a major issue with organized religion today. The authentic spiritual leader needs experience that can't be found...