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by Andreas
Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 88881

D and Carmela, so nice to see you back, hope all is well.

Indeed best of luck with your projects.
by Andreas
Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 120028

Like I said in the other thread. I dont think its about accuracy because ultimately the true nature of reality is elusive. Scientific or mystical its all fuel for existence to make sense of an absurd world. We either let go the different meanings to their totality and think that there is no distinct...
by Andreas
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 12612

Maybe it is just me, but I think it is better to have a thousand meanings than it is to have just one. This relates to the "Its all relative" argument. For example the Beauty is in the eye of the beholder observation. There are people who think that beauty's ability to take many forms means that be...
by Andreas
Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 12612

I experience it too Ron, but it doesn't change the fact that it is a subjective experience. The flower has a thousand meanings after all, right?

But lets agree to disagree on this one.
by Andreas
Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 120028

Science points to everything being connected? Who is science? 8) Hopefully I am not to much cryptic and you understand where I am going with this. Just about everyone who understands science, I would think. Who in science do you think does not? Nobody lol. Apparently scientists understand everythin...
by Andreas
Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 120028

Science points to everything being connected? Who is science? 8)

Hopefully I am not to much cryptic and you understand where I am going with this.
by Andreas
Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:56 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 12612

I studied Existentialism in college. I loved its cleverness. I left it behind when I realized that nothing is just this or just that. Both science and mysticism have shown that everything is connected. There is no flower without bees and fields, and planets. - Ron There is also no science and mysti...
by Andreas
Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 12612

I'm older than many of you and my aged brain does not really think in concepts so much as meditates upon them. - Tony All thinking is meditation. :) But talking about meaning.. *Cough* Dead Poets Society meaning is not about being an artist or about having a different experience. Its about being tr...
by Andreas
Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 12612

James thank you. That is an amazing link. Watched half of it will watch the rest tomorrow. Personally I believe that science being the product of the human mind also incorporates this ineffable dimension that you guys talk about that supposedly only exists in art. One only has to look at some of the...
by Andreas
Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 12612

The video is not available says youtube. I re-read the whole thread just in case I was missing something and indeed I have to agree with Ron. I have to admit I don't follow all of this, but it seems to me that we do create intellectual stories purged of pictures drawn from life. These are mathematic...
by Andreas
Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 12612

Sure James,

I ask again what is the difference from everything else?

Image

Its all related it seems to me.
by Andreas
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 12612

But you agree when Campbell says that "A mythological order is a system of images that gives consciousness a sense of meaning in existence, which, my dear friend, has no meaning––it simply is. But the mind goes asking for meanings; it can't play unless it knows (or makes up) the rules." Doesn't that...
by Andreas
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Nietzsche on Mythic versus Conceptual Thinking
Replies: 55
Views: 12612

Hey guys. Indeed very interesting conversation. My own understanding on the matter is that there is no difference between conceptual thinking and mythic thinking. The mythic is also conceptual. The difference exists between mythology which tries to impose meaning and an experience that goes beyond m...
by Andreas
Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Functions of Metaphors
Replies: 2
Views: 1748

Hey bg, long time, good to see you again. :)
by Andreas
Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Consciousness
Replies: 664
Views: 40042

I am not trying to win an argument ( I gave up). I am merely presenting a reasonable alternative to materialism. Just pointing out that there are reasonable choices, some that even glorify life. - Ron Well in my opinion if something is reasonable it is also materialistic.Personally I dont think the...