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by JamesN.
Mon May 16, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 11103

I wonder if the belief that early humans were not individuals came out of the Genesis myth where there is Eden before the tree on knowledge? In this myth Eve and Adam become self aware. Anyway, I am not a scholar of this material and would appreciate any clarification. Ron; I think Tony is more qua...
by JamesN.
Thu May 12, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 11103

Hi James, Yes, I see you're applying what you know against your experience and indeed looking for more knowledge to better explore and assimilate such experience, which is sort of what I was talking about, namely the application of knowledge. Ps: My son and I had a grand, if on occasion slightly st...
by JamesN.
Wed May 11, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 11103

Hi James, I wrote a couple of replies continuing the thread but then deleted them. The two articles by Pete Williams and Richard Dagan are indeed insightful and generally excellent. I jumped back to the Cultural Philosophy thread to recap on what we discussed there. It occurs to me James that you h...
by JamesN.
Sat May 07, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: Music Corner
Replies: 658
Views: 32047

(I just happen to catch this trailer on J.J. Cale's Facebook page concerning a soon to be released Eric Clapton collaboration. A very moving and powerful piece.) An important project of note for our Eric Clapton fans here. Eric has composed an original musical score which is featured in a new docum...
by JamesN.
Fri May 06, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 11103

Thanks Tony; (do you mind if I call you that?); indeed you are "right on it". The James Hillman clip you shared is a favorite of mine but I was not familiar with the Eliot quote from; "East Coker" from "The Quartets"; (powerful). The "Sennex/Puer" is definitely a clue for me. (Insightful). … As we ...
by JamesN.
Thu May 05, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 11103

Hi James, Just the way my psyche functions I tend to use Campbell's terminology rather than Jung's. In regard to the modern situation, the personal myth and the artist (creative individual of any kind); I like this quote from p4 of Creative Mythology : the individual has had an experience of his ow...
by JamesN.
Mon May 02, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 11103

Tonyd how beautifully and thoughtfully rendered; just grand! ( I'm trying not to over state here; but wow!) Hope your extra few days with your son turns into something special instead of an inconvenience because of the airport delay. Thank you most kindly for what you shared! :)
by JamesN.
Mon May 02, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 11103

Tonyd: Similarly as we try to frame a consciousness adequate to our time with which we can move into the future we, following Campbell and Jung, have to harmonise with what has gone before and which, for better and worse, constitutes what we are. My original post was merely meant to be a useful ref...
by JamesN.
Sun May 01, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Validity
Replies: 2
Views: 1426

Hello Matte and a warm welcome to the JCF forums. Although an associate and no authority on this subject I would strongly recommend starting with Indologist and Historian: "Heinrich Zimmer". Zimmer was a close friend of both Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell and was considered one of the world's most k...
by JamesN.
Sun May 01, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: The Writing Life
Replies: 91
Views: 18124

Carmela I agree along with Andreas that was indeed an interesting read and it brings to mind something that might fit well within your subject: http://grammar.yourdictionary.com/for-students-and-parents/what-is-reflective-writing.html You may already be familiar with the genre called "Life Writing"...
by JamesN.
Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 80193

Hope it is helpful Andreas. :)
by JamesN.
Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 80193

Considering I am from Greece, doing good, I guess, lol. Struggling with survival, trying to follow my dreams which is directing and writing, for the cinema though. Can't seem to formulate a coherent myth still (myth thoughts are too chaotic lol) but I'll get it hopefully. Yeah not to bad. 8) Andrea...
by JamesN.
Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 80193

Dionysus wrote:James, I'm 68.
Of course Dionysus; age is not what's important. Best of luck.
by JamesN.
Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 80193

Dionysus it looks like you've definitely found a great "bliss" groove if you don't mind my saying so. Very inspiring to hear about; and having such a diversity of outlets probably helps to provide a good balance as well. (At my age I'd be totally exhausted by the time my head hit the pillow; but oh...
by JamesN.
Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 80193

Dionysus that is terrific. Sounds like you are on a roll. Much success with all your projects! :)