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by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28204

A J, I agree that Dan Brown is only a catalyst. The world was ready for a new reading of the Christ myth, and he just became the catalyst. However, now people have started wrangling over which myth of Christ is "historically" correct - as if that mattered! <IMG SRC="/forum/images/smiles/icon_lol.gif...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: THE TREE, THE BATHING BEAUTIES AND THE LOVER-GOD
Replies: 13
Views: 3068

(This is from my blog. I'm interested in the thoughts of other associates on this.) Imagine this scene... It is a spring evening: the witching hour when the day slips unobtrusively into night. The smell of the night flowers are wafting across the countryside. The nightingales are starting to awaken....
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28204

On 2007-02-13 00:01, littlewing wrote: I am solidly science based too. But loving the paradox that cutting edge cosmology or microbiology is also Mystery. Intangible concepts of quasars and nanomicrobes invisible to electron microscopes leave inquiring minds to struggle to understand a Mystery. And...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28204

Like Noman has said; Wow! Has this thread taken off! Well, I'll not try to answer posts individually - just post a rant of my own. A bit oblique, and a tad off - topic, but I think, relevant just the same. First, a truly mythic image... http://www.msgr.ca/msgr-4/dali_corpus_hypercubus.htm This is "C...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28204

As Campbell says, myths are public dreams and dreams are private myths. It seems logical to assume that myths evolved with Homo Sapiens. If we look the the myth of the primitive tribes, they are rudimentary and highly experiential; different from the "story" format we are accustomed to. It seems tha...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Lares, penates and ancestors
Replies: 2
Views: 920

Sladeb, As an Indian, I cannot be not connected with my ancestors! We are a country which lives partly in the past. My father is a Kshatriya , of the ruling warrior caste: even though in Kerala we are matrilineal, I feel that I belong to the caste of my father. Mythically, all the Kshatriya are supp...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28204

On 2007-02-15 10:42, SteveC wrote: Is Jesus on the cross a friend, a victim, an innocent, a God, a savior, our judge, a teacher, etc., and so on? He seems to occupy every possible role in society. Soldiers look for guidance the same as pacifists, the rich and the poor, etc. How is it that he is suc...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28204

On 2007-02-07 17:04, noman wrote: We would all like the world to be simpler – convert all the literalists. But keep in mind; they would like to have us all converted as well. I think there’s still enough room on this planet for all three levels, tolerance being more important than proselytizing. Bu...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28204

A truly well-expressed post, littlewing!

Nandu.
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28204

On 2007-02-09 06:00, SteveC wrote: The golden calf has a thousand forms, but it is all idol worship. Now here is a statement which beautifully illustrates my point. Christians (traditional ones for whom the Bible is a law-book of "shalt"s and "shalt not"s) don't understand what idol worship is. To ...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28204

Still on the subject of binding the deity to the idol... The article I quoted above describes, in detail, the fixing of the idol to the pedestal in a temple. Please note that the ceremony fulfills an extremely practical function: but it has been given the clothing of ritual, and the performance beco...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: exploring the story of Jesus as symbolic of the inner experi
Replies: 13
Views: 2868

I think this thread just crossed paths with the "Resurrect the myth" thread.

By the way, tat, why don't we see you in that thread? Your insights could prove valuable, I am sure.

Nandu.
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28204

On 2007-02-10 14:34, SteveC wrote: It is not the ritual that makes the object sacred, nor the person who performs the suface. Man cannot make anything sacred. It is either sacred or it is not, by God. Man can lend his labor, but there is little that he can add to God's creation. Is it fair to negat...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28204

On 2007-02-11 19:22, Bodhi_Bliss wrote: I am God, but I am not God - embracing that paradox is a key realization of mysticism and myth - and, indeed, even asleep in Dream, where we are the Creator of the dream (the Dreamer), and one or more characters in the Dream, and the Dream itself, which is co...
by nandu
Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Resurrect the Myth
Replies: 154
Views: 28204

I think Dionysus addressed some very basic concerns. What is the role of myth in our modern-day lives? And what (if there is one) is the myth of today? I don't have an answer, but I am continuously searching...as I guess all of us are: even those who deny myth, because that denial itself becomes the...