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by JamesN.
Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 12601

Apologies Ron for the delay in responding, I'm out and about in the wilds of France and internet connections can be hard to find. Campbell addressed the issue many times in different ways: in his essay The Symbol without Meaning he writes: .. a symbol, like everything else, shows a double aspect. W...
by JamesN.
Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 12601

Just came across this link about music. https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/03/15/writers-on-music/ Very nice piece about music Ron. IMHO it seems to beg the question: ("How can something be both verbal and "nonverbal"; communicate so much; so deeply; so moving; and yet can reach beyond the normal b...
by JamesN.
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 88540

Welcome back Carmela; glad you are here. I agree; there is just no place like the forums; at least none that I have come across. It's just so special and means so much to many of us. Yes; getting back into the swing of things always feels a little fuzzy at first; but not to worry; it all comes back...
by JamesN.
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 12601

Campbell addressed the issue many times in different ways: in his essay The Symbol without Meaning he writes: Quote: .. a symbol, like everything else, shows a double aspect. We must distinguish, therefore between the 'sense' and the 'meaning' of the symbol. It seems to me perfectly clear that all ...
by JamesN.
Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 12601

Andreas wrote:Sure James,

I ask again what is the difference from everything else?

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Its all related it seems to me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ153YJCEc8
by JamesN.
Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 12601

Somewhere in this topic I believe there is a place for this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS1esgRV4Rc Clemsy and I both have posted references to this quote on different occasions and I think it is because it sums up an attempt to describe something within the "realm of the muses"; (which by the...
by JamesN.
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 12601

Hi James, Yes, I agree with you on all points and I found Campbell's discussion of Guernica fascinating. Following Campbell's approach, and using Jung, Von Franz and Hillman et al for the psychological dimension, I'm moving tentatively towards viewing myths as narratives that encapsulate the major ...
by JamesN.
Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Mythology and Religion: In The News
Replies: 1052
Views: 51675

Welcome back. 8) Hey Carmela; welcome back! All's well with you I hope. I haven't been posting much lately since I've been in and out attending to several life maintenance tasks; but as you can see we have a small group that is still active. I haven't heard any recent news about the upcoming websit...
by JamesN.
Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 12601

Apologies Ron for the delay in responding, I'm out and about in the wilds of France and internet connections can be hard to find. Campbell addressed the issue many times in different ways: in his essay The Symbol without Meaning he writes: .. a symbol, like everything else, shows a double aspect. W...
by JamesN.
Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 664
Views: 39960

Hey Ron; here are some more of the components I mentioned. (We have already listed the "Ego" and the "Personal Unconscious".) I said: Concerning "The Self" and "Consciousness" there are several more concepts that are major components that inter-act within this "Jungian Matrix" that need to be inclu...
by JamesN.
Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 664
Views: 39960

Ron: James, I read the posts and I am amazed by the depth of his insights. His vision needs to become the accepted standard for therapy. I do have a problem with his definition of Self with a capital S. I understand that his focus was helping people individuate and so he had a personal focus. I wan...
by JamesN.
Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 664
Views: 39960

Ron. I want to add these 2 definitions from the Lexicon concerning both "The Self" and "The Self Regulation of The Psyche" which have to do with the "Transcendent Function". Self. The archetype of wholeness and the regulating center of the psyche; a transpersonal power that transcends the ego. As a...
by JamesN.
Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 664
Views: 39960

Roncooper wrote:James,

Thanks for the post. It will take some time to digest.
Ron; for what it's worth; I don't expect you to agree with everything I'm saying. But these are my impressions as I see things so far. (I'm just trying to look at my understanding of this as a "work in progress"; you know.) :wink:
by JamesN.
Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 664
Views: 39960

Ron; sorry it took so long to get back to you.My apologies for my jumbled attempt to answer your earlier thoughtful post. (I had less than 4hrs.sleep from answering your previous post the night before and was at work trying to multi-task at the same time. (Lesson to myself: "Not a good idea". lol) ...
by JamesN.
Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 664
Views: 39960

James, Thank you for the kind comments. I guess what I am trying to do is to expand the work of Jung and Campbell beyond the realm of psychology. It seems obvious to me that one's inner life is reflected in their outer life. Jung did all of this work describing the psyche, but it does much more. It...