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by Samarra
Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Creative Dreaming
Replies: 273
Views: 26104

Thoughts Become Things!

Clemsy you wrote: Whenever I need something in a dream, it appears. Every. Single. Time. I find that very intriguing. Have you ever seen the movie What the Bleep Do We Know ? Or Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret ? These two movies talk about that same idea, only in the WAKING world. They basically say that ...
by Samarra
Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: Yes
Replies: 6
Views: 929

Wonder

32 people have viewed my posting. I don't know how many actually clicked on the link.
by Samarra
Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Dragons in the East and West
Replies: 43
Views: 3190

Dragons = Subconscious

Bear, I also think you’re on to something. I had a similar moment of epiphany in the shower the other day: Dragons = Subconscious The Eastern philosophies are all about finding balance between the conscious and the subconscious (Joe calls them “ego” and “shadow”): http://www.samarra.com/jcf/JoeAndMa...
by Samarra
Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: wonder
Replies: 17
Views: 3714

Returning Your Thunder

not stealing, JonsJourney... borrowing.

I'm done now, anyway. You can have it back:

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by Samarra
Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:31 am
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: wonder
Replies: 17
Views: 3714

Always Wonder

Barnabas Leary, you started this thread by asking, "Whatever happened to a sense of wonder?" I asked that too, in my late twenties, before I had kids. I thought that I had done and seen everything that there was to experience in life, and that magic and mystery had disappeared from the world. Now, a...
by Samarra
Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:17 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Dragons in the East and West
Replies: 43
Views: 3190

Campbell on Dragons

Andromeda, You’re exactly right about those different “parts” of the brain not actually being separate. However, the human mind has a hard time comprehending the infinite universe in its entirety. So to study something we “chop it up” into small pieces so that we can understand it. We view them as i...
by Samarra
Thu Dec 25, 2008 1:59 am
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: Joseph Campbell's Consciousness
Replies: 33
Views: 3983

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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by Samarra
Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: METAPHYSICS
Replies: 64
Views: 4114

Off Topic??? Maybe not...

We seem to have strayed from the original topic, Metaphysics, and walked down a path of mythical creatures. It all started when CarmelaBear said, "Here Be Dragons". So from the Wiki link that Andromeda provided us, I discovered that METAPHYSICS is one of the principal works of Aristotle, and is cons...
by Samarra
Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: Joseph Campbell's Consciousness
Replies: 33
Views: 3983

Living in the Moment

How do we satisfy the moment while paying the electric bill? A very good point, Jonsjourney. This is very hard to do, but as Joe said in Power of Myth , it isn’t happiness that we are searching for, it's a LIFE EXPERIENCE! Enjoy the mundane, enjoy the love, enjoy the pain. It's all part of the huma...
by Samarra
Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: Joseph Campbell's Consciousness
Replies: 33
Views: 3983

Joe on Morality

You asked: Is [morality] in any of Joe's works? http://www.samarra.com/jcf/JoeAndMasterpiece.jpg http://www.samarra.com/jcf/Joe'sMasterpiece.jpg The answer is YES! This diagram is from the first chapter of Mythos ; I borrowed the DVD from my local library. Joe calls it his “masterpiece”. The buildin...
by Samarra
Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:46 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: METAPHYSICS
Replies: 64
Views: 4114

East vs. West

Interesting path this thread has taken. It seams we have stumbled upon two different points of view that use similar mythical symbols... ah, but only by name! Notice the difference between the Eastern and Western dragons: http://www.samarra.com/jcf/dragoneast.jpg http://www.samarra.com/jcf/dragonwes...
by Samarra
Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:36 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: METAPHYSICS
Replies: 64
Views: 4114

First Computer

On another thread, I made an analogy between the universe and a computer. Here is a link to an amazing discovery... A 2,000 year old Greek Computer: The Antikythera This is quite an achievement, indeed. Joe always made a point of speaking about the evolution of man in terms of his knowledge of a “di...
by Samarra
Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Awakening the Mythological Mind
Topic: Joseph Campbell's Consciousness
Replies: 33
Views: 3983

Morality in the Universe

Jon, That’s a great question. Joseph Campbell might say that morality is just a function of the mask that we wear, and it changes depending on what our culture tells us is “right”. One of the most horrific things I can ever consider is human sacrifice. But Joe once described such an event where the ...
by Samarra
Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: METAPHYSICS
Replies: 64
Views: 4114

Appology

I am sorry for offending you, Jon. It was presumptuous of me to think that you "wanted" advice just because your view is different than mine. Quite honestly, it reminds me of the three religious people that came to my house last month to “show me the truth.” After they left, I had a little chuckle. ...
by Samarra
Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: METAPHYSICS
Replies: 64
Views: 4114

The Secret

Jon,

Here is something that will help you on your journey:

www.TheSecret.tv