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by noman
Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:11 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Joseph Campbell and Postmodernism
Replies: 316
Views: 15437

Cindy – your Jung quotes are awesome. Jung and Campbell are inseparable on the most important issues I think. …the label "postmodern" isn't a particularly satisfying one for me. - Cindy This is key. You see – ‘pre-modernism’ and ‘modernism’ can be referred to by other terms that have meaning beyond ...
by noman
Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:25 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Joseph Campbell and Postmodernism
Replies: 316
Views: 15437

It only looks negative Cindy, because it is negative. I don’t mind criticism at all – of my ideas, that is. I don’t appreciate the tactics of pomo and the consequences it has had. In the last quote of JJ in this thread he speaks of people who ‘only see the negative aspects of pomo’ because ‘foreign ...
by noman
Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Joseph Campbell and Postmodernism
Replies: 316
Views: 15437

Joseph Campbell and Postmodernism

This post is an answer to JCF associate JonsJourney’s response to my characterization of ‘the postmodern self’. I’ve taken mine and JJ’s quotes from this thread: http://www.jcf.org/new/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4209&start=0 Fundie Fred says, “I have a soul and so do you!” Lefty Larry responds, “I don’t ...
by noman
Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Mermaids in Myth
Replies: 3
Views: 620

I know that mermaids are not necessarily evil seductresses like the sirens. The sirens were originally thought of as harpies. But this depiction of Ulysses and his crew blends the siren/mermaid images. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a3/Draper_Herbert_James_Ulysses_and_the_Sirens.jpg...
by noman
Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Finnegans Wake
Replies: 19
Views: 1179

I've been reading the Wake now for about 5 years. I'm about 40 pages in. - TRWolfe When this topic came up before, I explained that I bought the book five years ago with the idea that I would read ten pages every night. What’s ten pages to an avid reader like me. So far, I’ve read ten pages. The in...
by noman
Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: The number seven
Replies: 14
Views: 967

The first essay Cindy posted is a good one. I especially like this: Thus we have the products of multiplication 4,6,8,9,10, and the producers 2,3,4,5. Seven alone belongs to neither class; it neither produces nor is produced; and is thus clearly distinguished from its fellows. http://sevenroads.org/...
by noman
Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: The Myth We Are Making, The New Story
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Gee – thanks tricksterjawa. I just ask you to be patient as it might take a few days for the check to clear. :grin: I like seeing the array of different mythblog topics from people that I’ve talked to in this forum. It says something about what is important to each of us. I just finished reading Jar...
by noman
Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:52 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Beyond Names and Forms?
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Hi Randall, I don’t think Campbell was referring to a specific passage or translation but a general concept about Hindu theology. Here are a couple of examples: All this is only a name, says Sanatkumara. ‘Meditate on the name; he who meditates on Name as Brahman becomes independent. ‘Is there anythi...
by noman
Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:00 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: The Myth of "The Self"
Replies: 68
Views: 5748

Well, it has been my experience that the concept of self is very much at the core of many peoples belief systems. If a person believes that they have a soul, for instance, there is often an implication that this soul is a physical reality that is inhabiting the gross body until death releases it to...
by noman
Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Pythagoreanism
Replies: 8
Views: 756

Thanks for you responses, Neo, Cindy, and JJ, Mathematics helped get us from chipping arrowheads 50,000 years ago to satellite weather forecasts, and fMRIs. But I wasn’t thinking of that. I was thinking in terms of how some of these very fundamental concepts help shape our mythology. Cindy mentioned...
by noman
Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:37 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: The Myth of "The Self"
Replies: 68
Views: 5748

It is my hope that through this thread we may find a path that fosters a goal of greater mutual understanding and tolerance of each other’s viewpoints. Most of us who come here do so because we share a love for the works of Joseph Campbell. Joe had his views, but he had an ability to explore these ...
by noman
Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:18 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Claude Levi-Strauss
Replies: 10
Views: 2183

From Cindy’s Link: In myth, the message is, relatively speaking, detached from its linguistic base and housed in higher-order elementary units (mythemes). Levi-Strauss compares myth and music to two sisters born from language who have each gone their separate way, never to meet again. ‘Music’, he ex...
by noman
Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: More of let's get back to the Koran, Bible, ect.
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Drichards, The article says Somalia hasn't had a functioning government for 18 years. Under those circumstances I really don't think a myth/ritual system as I call it will matter one way or another in Somalia or anywhere else. 'If men were angels' Madison wrote, 'no government would be necessary'. W...
by noman
Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Finnegans Wake
Replies: 19
Views: 1179

Campbell says one of the main themes of the book is ‘a fall and resurrection’ alluded to he says by the number 3211 that shows up throughout the book. (The fall: Thirty-two feet per second, per second - and the awakening or resurrection: the first number that repeats a ten digit sequence.) To fall a...
by noman
Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:26 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Rational Model of Complex Mechanisms
Replies: 162
Views: 7255

I too am just a little overwhelmed, by your back slapping and hubris. Criticism is fine, obstinacy and snobbery? A little much from educated people like yourselves. Campbell must be rolling over in his grave. -dwc Cindy could not have been more diplomatic in her constructive criticism. If the only ...