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by FDamkar
Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: The Writer and the Shaman
Replies: 20
Views: 4307

Andreas is kind of right. The personal subjective experiences of shamans are nothing like writing. You live out and often hallucinate your stories. Isn't that what artists and writers do to an extent, anyway? Hallucinate and live out stories like shamans? And I feel that although your argument is v...
by FDamkar
Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: Christopher Vogler: The Writer's Journey
Replies: 5
Views: 1554

Oh wow...this site looks like a good resource to check out and a great source for storytelling. Thank you for sharing it! (:
by FDamkar
Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: The Writer and the Shaman
Replies: 20
Views: 4307

Well, to each their own, but I feel that even though part of Hollywood's agenda is to make a lot of cash, there is also that part where the rewards for enriching lives comes in the form of storytelling. There are even some portions in companies that, although they do care about cash, they also care ...
by FDamkar
Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: The Writer and the Shaman
Replies: 20
Views: 4307

First off, thanks for replying to my topic, all. I sincerely appreciate it, and I'm looking forward to debating. *laughs* (: @Andreas: Volger's book is a very basic summary of the hero's journey. Reading Jung and Campbell, in the long run, is more beneficial. I agree with Volger that writers are sha...
by FDamkar
Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: The Writer and the Shaman
Replies: 20
Views: 4307

The Writer and the Shaman

I've been kind of postponing posting this, but I figured I might as well post it anyway. *laughs* This is a follow-up to another thread I posted in another subforum, but I felt that it was necessary to place it here because it's a little more personal than my first thread about Christopher Vogler's ...
by FDamkar
Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: Christopher Vogler: The Writer's Journey
Replies: 5
Views: 1554

Indeed. *laughs* And yes. The art and craft of writing for a reason is powerful. If anything, in a way, I take Vogler's teachings and sort of took them to be part of my spirituality. Because art and writing tend to gravitate towards the soul in some regard. *laughs* And you're very welcome, Cindy! (:
by FDamkar
Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Character Power
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Well, I don't know about Zeus and the concert thing, but I can definitely agree that fictional characters can indeed have a strength to them that can propel the story forward that's independent of popularity or transformation. If their personalities or goals or whatever are what attract the reader/v...
by FDamkar
Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Famous Shamans I have known and loved.
Replies: 50
Views: 7005

Since music is a powerful tool for any modern day shaman, I would say that for me, Billy Joel works well as a shaman. His music can touch the listener's ears and his words can speak to the people on a different level. His songs, like "River of Dreams" or "This is the Time", can touch the human soul ...
by FDamkar
Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:49 am
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: Christopher Vogler: The Writer's Journey
Replies: 5
Views: 1554

Christopher Vogler: The Writer's Journey

I wasn't so sure where else this would go, and if it needs to be moved to the proper location, feel free to move it. (: But I wanted to bring up this book because I feel it's a very good source of material in that it emphasizes the use of the monomyth throughout screenplays and for writes in general...
by FDamkar
Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:25 am
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: Original Works
Replies: 286
Views: 39725

So the first piece here is a portrait of a model, who, quoted by my instructor, looks like Marlon Brando from The Godfather. *laughs* http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/117/0/a/0ae5d2409c57761c573c1bf8de2bc464-d7g8h5c.jpg The second original work I want to post is a poem that I did some time ago...
by FDamkar
Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:57 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Ty Parsec: The Mythic Hero
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Thank you, Andreas and Cindy, for your warm welcomes! (: Oh, thank you, Cindy! I'm grateful that you read about Heroic Ty. It was a lot of work for me to put into, and it really means a lot that you read through it and that you liked it. (: Thank you for also looking through my Art Blog. I might mak...
by FDamkar
Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Ty Parsec: The Mythic Hero
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Ty Parsec: The Mythic Hero

Well, I didn't know where to start, so I just decided to post something that I wrote a long while ago. If this isn't the right place to post this, moderators, feel free to move it! This is an article I wrote on my Tumblr page about a cartoon character from a little-known animated series that aired b...