That Which is Sacred

What needs do mythology and religion serve in today's world and in ancient times? Here we discuss the relationship between mythology, religion and science from mythological, religious and philosophical viewpoints.

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That Which is Sacred

Post by CarmelaBear » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:12 pm

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Post by CarmelaBear » Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:41 pm

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Post by CarmelaBear » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:59 pm

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Post by Andreas » Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:16 pm

Added this to my watch list. I don't have time to watch it right now but thanks. :)
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Post by CarmelaBear » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:24 pm

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Post by Roncooper » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:34 pm

Carmelabear,

This is my first visit to the JCF site and it feels like coming home.

I watched almost all of the beautiful videos posted here and thought about how to reply. I decided to treat the post like a Koan and say what comes to mind. Here goes:

For the transient, the eternal is sacred
For the eternal, the transient is sacred

The ocean cherishes the raindrop, and the raindrop yearns for the sea

(how Kabir-like)


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Post by CarmelaBear » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:44 pm

Roncooper wrote:Carmelabear,

This is my first visit to the JCF site and it feels like coming home.
.......Welcome to the Conversations, Ron. It is a pleasure to have you join us here. We hope you will be enriched by this experience.

Roncooper wrote:I watched almost all of the beautiful videos posted here...
.....Okay, now I'm seriously impressed. :!: ...Tell me, please, which ones did you skip? Personally, I cut out after a bit of the Rabbi's speech on Sacred Theater. I thought it was useful and then just copied the link for those who might find it enlightening. (Sorry, Rabbi. :oops: )
Roncooper wrote: I decided to treat the post like a Koan and say what comes to mind. Here goes:

For the transient, the eternal is sacred
For the eternal, the transient is sacred

The ocean cherishes the raindrop, and the raindrop yearns for the sea
......Beautiful and true! Thank you for your contribution. It is clear that you come bearing gifts.

Roncooper wrote:(how Kabir-like)
Kabir at Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabir

and Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywor ... eut767h8_b
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Post by CarmelaBear » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:49 pm

My favorite video is the one on Shamanism. It's long, but I especially like that it is more than ritual.

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Post by Roncooper » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:24 pm

CarmelaBear,

Thank you for the thoughtful reply. I too skipped the one about Sacred Theater. My hobby is to devise a mythic image for everybody and because of this, I have a problem with the "I'm special and your not" Theolgies in any form.

The one on Shamanism I also skipped, but will revisit.

I very much enjoyed the videos about the caves in France. I have seen the Herzog movie "Cave of forgotten Dreams." It is excellent. It is too bad the cave was discovered after Dr. Campbell passed, he would have loved it.

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Post by CarmelaBear » Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:28 pm

Now I have to see the Herzog movie. So many videos.....so little time.

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