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by noman
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: "Tam Lin" Scotish Ballad/Myth
Replies: 1
Views: 1735

Hello Damyon, I had some fun with some fairy tale interpretation a while back in this thread: http://www.jcf.org/new/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=2222&forum=22&8 There’s a joke about a guy who walks into a psychiatrist’s office, complaining that he can’t focus on anything and that it’s interfering with...
by noman
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Jungian Conference
Replies: 2
Views: 1083

SCBecker,

I’d like for you to check back with us after the conference, and let us know what goes on at a Jungian Conference. Thx

- NoMan
by noman
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: What lies beneath?
Replies: 13
Views: 3690

Although the archetypes of the collective unconscious, as put forward by Jung, have not and perhaps cannot be demonstrated, they probably exist. - Robert G. All my life, as a student of mythologies, I have been working with these archetypes, and I can tell you, they do exist. - Joseph Campbell, Myt...
by noman
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: St. Symeon quote from Hero w/1000 Faces
Replies: 8
Views: 3484

“For the One who has become many, remains the One undivided, but each part is all of Christ,” we read in the writings of Saint Symeon the younger (949-1022 A.D.). “I saw Him in my house,”…

Hero…, Page 39
by noman
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28378

Evinnra wrote: Wow, Bodhi! <IMG SRC="/forum/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> This last message of yours ought to be PUBLISHED for a much wider audience than our thirteen thousand or so JCF associates! - Evinnra I couldn’t agree more. Bodhi should be published. That’s why I have so much fun answering h...
by noman
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28378

Great web site SteveC. I especially like this quote of you in this thread: Would it not follow then that God needs us as much as we need him? -SteveC It feels good to be needed – especially when it doesn’t involve any type of monetary exchange. NoMan wrote: We do indeed, put our faith in science as ...
by noman
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28378

Great little excursion into "science as myth". Now to get this thread back on to the original track... - Nandu Yes – trying to get all the JCF associates to talk about the same thing is like trying to herd cats. And I do appreciate your angle on the resurrection of myth. But for me recognizing scie...
by noman
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythological Tools for Rites of Initiations and Passage
Topic: Rites and Psychoactive Drugs
Replies: 43
Views: 11068

Bodhi has hit another one out of the ballpark with his essay on psychoactive drugs in Campbell’s work. Of course, not all shamanic practices involve the use of psycho-active plants – but those that do have been discussed in detail at the Visionary Ethnobotoany Conference, an annual weeklong event th...
by noman
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: What lies beneath?
Replies: 13
Views: 3690

It is a challenge to simply state Campbell’s assertions and assumptions without judging those assertions and assumptions. Great question. My approach is a little different than Robert’s query into depths of the universal psyche as stated or implied by Campbell. Campbell was deep, make no mistake, bu...
by noman
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: The Decline of the West
Replies: 74
Views: 18941

Hello Bliss5150, I had a chance to read The Idea of Decline in Western History , Arthur Herman (1997) It’s a fine book but not what I was expecting. He focuses on currents of intellectual thought – I was thinking more along the lines of the idea of decline in popular culture and in mythology. In the...
by noman
Tue May 02, 2006 3:06 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Campbell and Rumors of Anti-semitism
Replies: 116
Views: 33809

On the other hand, if i found evidence of serious anti-semitic tendencies in Joseph Campbell, even if unconscious (a` la Mel Gibson), i would be extremely skeptical of his work - especially any analysis of Hebrew mythology and its origins - in the same way i'd be skeptical of a homophobe's descript...
by noman
Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:46 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Campbell and Rumors of Anti-semitism
Replies: 116
Views: 33809

Thank you, Nandu, Evinnra, and Bodhi for commenting on my marathon post. Nandu wrote: I am labeled anti-Christian by some in these forums, and it used to hurt a lot: but not now. If you can judge Campbell to be Anti-Semitic from the examples you quote, then I am anti-Christian-Muslim-Jewish-Vedic :s...
by noman
Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:40 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Campbell and Rumors of Anti-semitism
Replies: 116
Views: 33809

(continued from previous post) From On the Wings of Art : Now Cromwell made Hitler seem like an amateur. And I can remember when Hitler came into control in Germany there were three biographies of Cromwell that were written. He extinguished the population in the North of Ireland and moved a lot of S...
by noman
Sun Jan 29, 2006 12:53 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Campbell and Rumors of Anti-semitism
Replies: 116
Views: 33809

(continued from previous post) Intimations of Anti-Semitism in Campbell’s Work From Hero : P63 And there is the tale of the Wandering Jew, cursed to remain on earth until the Day of Judgment, because when Christ had passed him carrying the cross, this man among the people standing along the way call...
by noman
Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Campbell and Rumors of Anti-semitism
Replies: 116
Views: 33809

The vast majority of references I could find were simple statements of the "fact" that Campbell was an anti-Semite without any mention of sources or evidence. To me, this prevalent lack of interest by those making the claim in lending any credence to their statements is pretty telling all by itself...