Tagged: gratitude

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The Grail Never Fails: Continue the Search in the New Year

The Grail by Alice Popkorn. Used through a Creative Commons license As we begin the new year, I express my gratitude to Evans Lansing Smith for so skillfully editing Joseph Campbell’s research and writing...

Enough is a feast by Arul Irudayam. Used through a Creative Commons license 0

MythBlast | The Birth of Tenderness

Here in America, November marks the celebration of Thanksgiving, and we at JCF have adopted the theme of gratitude for the MythBlasts this month. Gratitude is an interesting assortment of feelings, a complex emotion...

Icarus and Daedalus, Lord Frederic Leighton (oil on canvas, England, c. 1869) 0

MythBlast | Cultivating Gratitude through the Transcendent Function

Gratitude……….. (photo by smile7/flickr.com; used through a Creative Commons license) For me, it has been a challenging privilege to brush shoulders with this month’s theme of gratitude. Gratitude, to me, is simply appreciation, but...

Heinrich Zimmer, c. 1933 0

MythBlast | Voicing Joseph Campbell: How His Story Becomes Our Own

My life long, I’ve loved the relationship between a big mind’s biography and the themes and patterns of their oeuvre. The two mirror one another comparatively, opening up the symbolic dimensions, refracting, reflecting, reiterating...

From The Rubayat of Omar Khayam, 1909 0

MythBlast | An Impossible Thanksgiving: Story of the Birds and Beasts and the Son of Adam

On the 146th night of Scheherazade’s captivity, as told in Joseph Campbell’s edition of The Thousand and One Nights, The Story of the Birds and Beasts and the Son of Adam keeps her sovereign...

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MythBlast | Attitudes of Gratitude

Meister Eckhart, a German theologian born in the mid-13th century, once remarked that if the only prayer one ever uttered was “thank you,” that would be enough.  Eckhart reminds us of how important it...

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NewsBlast | Thank You – Bringing JCF into a New Year

We have been celebrating gratitude this month. The deepest origins of the word thanks connects in its Pre-Indo European roots to the words ‘to think’ and ‘to feel.’ We are both thinking and feeling...