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by noman
Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Joseph Campbell and Postmodernism
Replies: 316
Views: 15401

Thanks for your responses all. I was working an angle that I believe is just a little bit beyond people’s comprehension. It has to do with the way philosophy affects the culture. While ya’all might be proud of hippyism and ‘The Dead’ and some of the social changes, you probably aren’t so proud of mo...
by noman
Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:32 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Matriarchal and Patriarchal Consciousness and Culture
Replies: 86
Views: 8529

Yet evolution has been sculpting us for millions of years to function in two completely different ways. To deny this is to deny our human nature – a nature that has us on a short leash. - NoMan * * * * * * * It is very hard for me to understand. I do not consider nature has us on a short leash… - A...
by noman
Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Matriarchal and Patriarchal Consciousness and Culture
Replies: 86
Views: 8529

The conclusions drawn, as I remember it, were that the concepts of masculine/femimine grew and developed from the tasks and functions performed rather than the innate biological differences. - AJ It’s the perennial question for our time: how great is the factor of behavior (tasks and functions perf...
by noman
Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Matriarchal and Patriarchal Consciousness and Culture
Replies: 86
Views: 8529

Hi AJ. Happy holidays. I wondered how you were coming along on your next book. Cindy - I read AJ’s first book and gave a favorable review in the opening post of this thread: http://www.jcf.org/new/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2983 We are so immersed in stories - mostly fiction, it’s easy to forget that the...
by noman
Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:54 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Matriarchal and Patriarchal Consciousness and Culture
Replies: 86
Views: 8529

... our collective consciousness is evolving in a way that: 1.) ultimately will be inclusive of both the gynocentric and the androcentric in their traditionally conceived forms 2.) will be androgynous in expression 3.) what seems gynocentric/androcentric is an illusory distinction - Cindy Hello Cin...
by noman
Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:39 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Joseph Campbell and Postmodernism
Replies: 316
Views: 15401

Please know that I do understand your position, noman, and I respect your beliefs in this matter. Yet if my agreeing with the totality of your views is what it takes for you to accept me at my word, well, that's not going to happen, and that's the sense I get from you, that nothing less than capitu...
by noman
Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Joseph Campbell and Postmodernism
Replies: 316
Views: 15401

I wasn’t happy to leave it as it was, Evinnra. It isn’t a matter of campaigning for or against one side of a culture war. It’s about being understood. When Clemsy says: You say PM claims no transcendent goodness. What does that mean? - Clemsy I’m not being understood. When JJ says: The argument of t...
by noman
Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:11 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Archaeology updates?
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Dzhaughn - it is a broad topic. But if you loved Primitive Mythology you’ll love Historical Atlas of World Mythology It was conceived as a four volume work: Vol. I…. Mythology of the Primitive Hunters and Gatherers Vol. II… The Way of the Seeded Earth Vol. III.. The Way of Celestial Lights Vol. IV. ...
by noman
Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Joseph Campbell and Postmodernism
Replies: 316
Views: 15401

Pomo Aesthetics Campbell once said that Van Gogh can take an old pair of shoes and re-present them in such a way that the radiance comes through. They become transparent to transcendence. http://www.shoeblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/097.JPG To hold, as 't were, the mirror up to nature. - Haml...
by noman
Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Joseph Campbell and Postmodernism
Replies: 316
Views: 15401

Now a bit of deductive logic. Reactionary and destructive these are exactly the values that the US politics and a lot of "rational" theories promote. I think the US hasn't been in peace since 1800 if I am correct, of course let me say here US is just an example any other super power like Russia or ...
by noman
Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:58 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Joseph Campbell and Postmodernism
Replies: 316
Views: 15401

Clemsy wrote: Labels are tricky. They tempt one toward absolutes. When it comes to PM it gets so damn confusing! In my PM net surfing I discover Stanley Fish is considered a POMO. But he considers himself an anti-foundationalist and I just call the whole thing off right there. - Clemsy Following the...
by noman
Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:00 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Joseph Campbell and Postmodernism
Replies: 316
Views: 15401

Hi Andreas, welcome to the thread. Working two threads here. Pomo philosophy and pomo art. First pomo philosophy. You say PM claims no transcendent goodness. What does that mean? It is really ironic that in your attempt to color PM in the harshest of terms you have given it a frame that makes perfec...
by noman
Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:39 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Joseph Campbell and Postmodernism
Replies: 316
Views: 15401

This is scary Clemsy. In an attempt to define pomo we’ve struck the nexus of the Joseph Campbell phenomenon. Your quote from Pathways to Bliss terrifies me. But it makes sense when I read page 82 from Pathways . Now, there’s one other crisis, and this is a very serious challenge: the intolerable dec...
by noman
Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:36 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Joseph Campbell and Postmodernism
Replies: 316
Views: 15401

Sorry Evinnra, but your example of dogs and cats is not the same fallacy as what I was talking about. In your dog/cat version: All As have B as an attribute. All Cs have B as an attribute. therefore all As are Cs. You see. It is a logical fallacy. But to say: All tigers eat meat (tiger refers to an ...
by noman
Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Joseph Campbell and Postmodernism
Replies: 316
Views: 15401

The appeal for questioning our assumptions is justifiable but the statement that any possible answer we get is useless since it is still questionable is a criminal act against our sanity. - Evinnra That pretty much sums it up. I have this old fashioned sentimental idea that it’s better to be sane. ...