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by JamesN.
Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Mythology and Religion: In The News
Replies: 1052
Views: 49826

Ron: As always you post interesting articles. I had trouble getting past the absurdly simplistic title, but it looks like a valid study. There are several ways to respond to this. There have been many studies that show that religious belief, even in a non-spiritual religion, has practical beneficia...
by JamesN.
Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: The Village Compound
Topic: CoaHO Functional Once More
Replies: 9
Views: 1711

Re: CoaHO Functional Once More

Greetings Associates! While poking about, our WebWizard Mark unexpectedly fixed what had been plaguing the forums. Eventually, with the launch of our new website, we'll be moving over to a new platform. In the meantime, enjoy some good discourse! I will be checking in now and again, but time constr...
by JamesN.
Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Mythology and Religion: In The News
Replies: 1052
Views: 49826

Although the Forums have been dormant for quite awhile; there is now a new fix in place until the new website is up and running that has provided an opportunity for the regulars; (and certainly anyone else); to start posting again. I'm not sure how many are even aware of this new state of affairs a...
by JamesN.
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: Redefining "Elderhood"
Replies: 17
Views: 4421

Ron a very thoughtful post; yes the Puccini piece is an excellent expression of this kind of powerful peak life moment which can take many forms. I must apologize for not getting back to you earlier but it was late at night when I first started reading it and unfortunately my tired eyes had to stop...
by JamesN.
Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: seeking clean recording of "enter the forrest..."
Replies: 8
Views: 1989

Hey Ron. Yes that's how I remember it. (I should have clarified that.) "The Power Of Myth" is where I first saw it; but it is also referenced within these others as well. IMHO I would say this is the key symbol Joseph Campbell used most often for the (Hero's Journey) as a metaphor of The Call of Qu...
by JamesN.
Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: seeking clean recording of "enter the forrest..."
Replies: 8
Views: 1989

Hello Datsusara. I'm not sure if this is exactly what you are looking for as to a source but this reference is contained literally within the opening lines of the DVD: "Joseph Campbell - The Hero's Journey" - A Biographical Portrait. As you are probably already aware this motif of the (Dark Forest)...
by JamesN.
Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: Redefining "Elderhood"
Replies: 17
Views: 4421

Ron this is truly a magnificent and eloquent piece. Long perhaps; but from the my humble understanding of the Jungian process of "Individuation" this is as beautifully and "poetically" rendered as I anything I have yet come across about (aging into "Elderhood"). Thank you so very much for sharing i...
by JamesN.
Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: The World Person Myth; my personal version
Replies: 7
Views: 1462

Ron: Well I decided to take your advice and redo the myth in story form with a journey. This is going to take a while. Be back soon. Ron your post reminded me of a very special myth I'm sure you are probably already familiar with and I thought it might offer a fanciful metaphor to inspire and enter...
by JamesN.
Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Diagnosed psychotic trying to make sense of delusions, etc
Replies: 9
Views: 1967

A warm welcome to the forums Alephwyr; glad to have among us. I am so sorry your are experiencing such difficulties at this time; indeed for many of us we struggle with the task of untangling our own personal " Gordian Knots " and sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel seems so very far away....
by JamesN.
Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: The World Person Myth; my personal version
Replies: 7
Views: 1462

Hey Ron; there are a lot of interesting ideas you propose here. Indeed the times we are living in now cause great concern for many of us; and your considerations are good food for thought. Joseph really opened the door in exposing so much of the world's great cultures to global society and when you...
by JamesN.
Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: Redefining "Elderhood"
Replies: 17
Views: 4421

Nicely put Ron. Yes that is very much what I also have been drawing from this material lately. Originally I was considering combining the "Alive Inside" thread with this one because they both deal with some of the same issues; but I finally decided against that because there were other concerns tha...
by JamesN.
Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: Redefining "Elderhood"
Replies: 17
Views: 4421

James, Dr. Thomas is discovering a resource that has been lost in modern society. I really think it will be up to the elders to support each other. The young are too busy just getting by. Campbell's comments were spot on as usual. I liked the idea that in old age we revisit the functions of the psy...
by JamesN.
Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Mapping our personal myth.
Replies: 38
Views: 6915

Re: Thank you Michael

I guess this gives me lots of time to explore and if I notice it's not working, then I'll know it either is being worked on or will be shortly. Very much appreciate the heads up... Actually the site seems to be working pretty well at the moment all things considered. Whatever adjustments were imple...
by JamesN.
Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: Alive Inside: Music and Meaning
Replies: 3
Views: 1201

Ron; it's so nice to hear your kind and thoughtful voice my friend. Yes it's great to have the boards back up and running again. Clemsy said Mark was able to provide a fix until the new website was up and running. I think it's only been a few days so it may take a little while for word to get out. Y...
by JamesN.
Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Mapping our personal myth.
Replies: 38
Views: 6915

Hello Chrysalis9 and a hearty welcome to the forums. A couple of things might be worth mentioning while you are perusing these various topics that hopefully will be of some help. You may or may not be aware that the website is about to go through a major overhaul because of it's age and lack of abil...