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Joseph Campbell Audio Collection Releases
Check out these new titles in JCF's recordings of Joseph Campbell's fascinating lectures:Audio: Lecture III.1.5 – Finnegans Wake Audio: Lecture III.2.1: Buddha, Jesus, and Europe Audio: Lecture III.2.2: Christian & European Traditions, Part I
The goddess is red with the fire of life; the earth, the solar system, the galaxies of far-extending space all swell within her womb. For she is the world creatrix, ever mother, ever virgin. She encompasses the encompassing, nourishes the nourishing, and is the life of everything that lives.
She is also the death of everything that dies. The whole round of existence is accomplished within her sway, from birth, through adolescence, maturity, and senescence, to the grave. She is the womb and the tomb: the sow that eats her farrow. Thus she unites the “good” and the “bad,” exhibiting the two modes of the remembered mother. The devotee is expected to contemplate the two with equal equanimity.
Chinese (Lunar) New Year
Throughout East Asia, the coming week is celebrated as the beginning of the new yearDragon in Chinatown NYC Lunar New Year by Patrick Kwan (Used through a Creative Commons license) The Year of the Rat begins on January 25 (by the Gregorian calendar). The Lunar New Year is celebrated by lion and dragon dances, by parades and fireworks, by gift-giving and feasts.
Gung hey fat choi! Xin nian kuai le! Chúc mừng năm mới! Saehae bok mani badeuseyo!
It would not be too much to say that myth is the secret opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos pour into human cultural manifestation. Religion, philosphies, arts, the social forms of primitive and historic man, prime discoveries in science and technology, the very dreams that blister sleep, boil up from the basic, magic ring of myth