Planet Earth and the Next Mythology

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Planet Earth and the Next Mythology

Post by Samarra » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:37 am

In just over a week, billionaire Guy Laliberte, creator of Cirque du Soleil, will be going into outerspace to stay on the International Space Station. He is planning to read poetry inspired by the Earth:

http://www.spaceadventures.com/index.cf ... newsid=729

Artists in space? What a great way to awaken the mythological mind of humanity. Joe always said that the next mythology would probably have the Earth as its icon.

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Post by Cindy B. » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:00 am

How very interesting, Samarra, thanks for sharing this. I do plan to watch. :)

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Post by Neoplato » Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:31 am

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Joe always said that the next mythology would probably have the Earth as its icon.

Any thoughts?
I don't know if you've been following my posts all year, but she already is in my form of "spirirtually". :wink:
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Re: Planet Earth and the Next Mythology

Post by Pro Libertate Patriae » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:50 pm

Samarra wrote: Artists in space? What a great way to awaken the mythological mind of humanity. Joe always said that the next mythology would probably have the Earth as its icon.
When has the Earth not been the icon for mythology? Have we not been inspired by the Earth since the begining even though we had no idea how large and magnificent it really was at the time? What would be after that the whole universe?
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Post by Neoplato » Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:38 am

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Post by Pro Libertate Patriae » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:34 pm

Out of ones senses is correct! How can we take in the entire world as a mythological icon and transmute it to all. There are 6 billion diferent ways of living life on this Earth. A single icon for the whole world is a wonderful meditation, however; it will still come down to each of our own personal mythologies which will unite the world as one.
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Re: Planet Earth and the Next Mythology

Post by bodhibliss » Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:15 pm

Samarra wrote:Artists in space?
An even better idea would be lawyers in space

... unless we're expected to bring them back ...

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Post by Cindy B. » Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:45 pm

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Post by Pro Libertate Patriae » Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:28 pm

Back in the seventies Pigs in Space was the pinnacle of our societies growth. Now we have Artists in space! What could be better than that?......other than artist pigs in space.

Really, I wish all of us could experience the world from space. Looking onto the Earth from miles up. The chance will widen as time goes on. Now very few people have had that experience. Those who have gone all concede a change in their view on life. A larger perspective will usually cause this to happen. Sending an artist, I think, is a great idea. Perhaps a poet as well.
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Post by Ercan2121 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:56 pm

The following link's about one of the first
artworks on the Moon. Strangely enough,
that's a piece of sculpture by Belgian artist
Paul Van Hoeydonck and commemorates
the Heros who have lost their lives in the
furtherance of space exploration.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallen_Astronaut
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Post by Neoplato » Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:26 pm

Back in the seventies Pigs in Space was the pinnacle of our societies growth.
Have you seen the end of Mel Brook's "History of the World Part 1" ? :D :wink:
(I don't think this is offensive. If so, please delete)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_jLnrUXJNM
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Post by Nermin » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:51 pm

Ercan2121 wrote:The following link's about one of the first
artworks on the Moon. Strangely enough,
that's a piece of sculpture by Belgian artist
Paul Van Hoeydonck and commemorates
the Heros who have lost their lives in the
furtherance of space exploration.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallen_Astronaut
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Re: Planet Earth and the Next Mythology

Post by CarmelaBear » Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:23 pm

bodhibliss wrote:
Samarra wrote:Artists in space?
An even better idea would be lawyers in space

... unless we're expected to bring them back ...

:twisted:
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Post by Ercan2121 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:00 am

Last week was Yuri Gagarin's and NASA's anniversary one of
these days. I don't think we're alone but apparently we need to do some
housecleaning before we can meet our interplanetary neighbors :-)
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