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by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Self-Induced Transformations [context defines]
Replies: 220
Views: 30069

So, into the forest. I have abandoned all that I was and had and naked and alone I enter the forest. I had to think long and hard about this stage of the journey to see how or whether the metaphors that Campbell speaks of applied at this stage if the journey. He speaks of the guardians at the gate t...
by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Self-Induced Transformations [context defines]
Replies: 220
Views: 30069

Great thread! I had to spend a good deal of time thinking about this thread and how or whether I would even respond to it. Can't avoid the temptation so I hope my observations add some thing of worth to this discussion. Yes I do believe that there is such a thing as a "self induced transformation". ...
by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Self-Induced Transformations [context defines]
Replies: 220
Views: 30069

Parcival said: One certainly does not want Pain all the time or Confusion, but it is part of our experience, and its existence probably helps to heighten Pleasure and Clarity. (just thinking out loud...i'd appreciate any thoughts on this). Experience of opposites is an inevitable part of living in t...
by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Self-Induced Transformations [context defines]
Replies: 220
Views: 30069

Sorry I havent replied for the last two days. I was away for work in Sydney and then spent a late night last night with OliveBranch and his wofe discussing a wide range of issues oiver an excellent 8 course greek meal accompanied by a brilliant west australian red - so I was not up to reviewing the ...
by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: animals and chakras
Replies: 9
Views: 2489

There is a significant discussion on the chakra's and the relationships between them on the Mythos DVD set. It is one of the later lectures in the set. You are correct that the lower three chakras are turned around and the forces of the chakras are used to achieve more spiritually based ends. ______...
by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythological Tools for Rites of Initiations and Passage
Topic: rites of passge and personal experience
Replies: 3
Views: 2084

All, have been thinking much lately - lurking mostly on the forums and thought I would add my view on the whole rites of passage process. Hope it is of some interest to the discussion. Recently reading the postings on rites of passage etc, at the same time as reading “Gander,” I contemplated my own ...
by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Self-Induced Transformations [context defines]
Replies: 220
Views: 30069

Parcival wrote: i think i would like to start by hearing more about the Shadow/Psyche integration along the Journey and varying legs thereof. Lets' start near the beginning, but not too close to it. Maybe the initial crisis is a good place to start. Okay. Just remember that you asked for it :wink:! ...
by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Alliance Of The Feminist And Gay Movements
Replies: 72
Views: 11027

On 2004-05-01 00:05, ALOberhoulser wrote: I highly recommend looking in to Rhianne Eisler's work on this subject. The issue of gay marriages is one of heated controversy. Bush wants to ammend the Constitution of the United States to define marriage as heterosexual?? You might be interested to know ...
by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Quick Questionnaire No 1 - When/Where would you go with a Ti
Replies: 66
Views: 11373

I'm with the english professors who would like to go back to when Coleridge was writing "Xanadu". Apparently there was originally some 250 lines in the poem, but Coleridge was disturbed by a passing friend and forgot half of the stanzas. Many english professors have stated that if a time machine wer...
by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Self-Induced Transformations [context defines]
Replies: 220
Views: 30069

On 2004-05-01 17:16, Parcival wrote: Sladeb, what an amazing story thus far. not knowing 'any better' and then finding out about the bigger world out there must have been a huge shock. Once you reached the first Inn, when you decided that perhaps you had been lied to and misguided but still lacked ...
by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Alliance Of The Feminist And Gay Movements
Replies: 72
Views: 11027

On 2004-05-01 17:38, Painted Owel wrote: Sladeb,Your views on what is progress are as in previous responses,political correct.I am wondering if in the development of the changes which society as gone through there is not ONE,percieved negative aspect to these developments.O'my we have reached utopi...
by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Self-Induced Transformations [context defines]
Replies: 220
Views: 30069

Okay the next stage of the journey equates very precisely to the dissolution of the individual which is implicit in what Campbell calls the Belly of the Whale. Two significant things have occurred, I have heard the call, and I have decided that regardless, I am going to take the journey, I am prepar...
by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Self-Induced Transformations [context defines]
Replies: 220
Views: 30069

On 2004-05-01 23:18, Parcival wrote: Leg two of the Journey: shedding the baggage, leaving only the self...in many ways unprotected, vulnerable. Yes, at this point you are completely vulnerable.However, you are also completely open to receive whatever is going to come your way. You have lost a prec...
by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Self-Induced Transformations [context defines]
Replies: 220
Views: 30069

A thought before proceeding on the journey. At this point I took a very deliberate decision which closed mormonism out of my life forever. You may or may not be aware that mormonism does not let it's members go very easily. Short of excommunication - noone readily got out in the past. However severa...
by sladeb
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Self-Induced Transformations [context defines]
Replies: 220
Views: 30069

morning all, I am back. And in case you are interested, the Barrier reef was stunning. Went scuba diving on the outer reef - wow - what a mind blower. Saw something which I will explore in another post regarding the concept of the abyss to keep this on topic. Anyway, the conversation appears to have...