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Irony: When an Ancient Legend Comes True

Pandora’s “Box” According to Hesiod, when Prometheus stole fire from heaven, Zeus, the king of the gods, took vengeance by presenting Pandora to Prometheus’ brother Epimetheus. Pandora opened a jar left in her care containing sickness, death and many other … Continue reading

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When the Light of Knowledge is Seen Again…

The Search for Meaning There is a passage from “Ego and Archetype” which is a Jewish legend. I will quote that legend here. Prior to the birth of a child, God calls the seed of the future human being before … Continue reading

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Inner Authority: The Spirit of Rebellion

Ego and Archetype My son lent me this book: I wonder what he’s trying to tell me… The very first chapter deals with the ego separating from the Self. So, nothing new there, then. But it’s a circular argument, as … Continue reading

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How an Ancient Egyptian Symbol Became a Christian Icon

The Phoenix Rising from Its Ashes It gives us a clue as to the reality of the Risen Christ. The phoenix is a legend of mythic proportions. Does that make it ‘fake’ news? No. But it does put us back … Continue reading

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Josephus: Jewish-Born Roman Myth-Maker

Titus Flavius Josephus (37 – 100 AD) If you’re going to ensure that your life improves after being captured by your enemy, you need to embrace your new family as if God had foreordained their victory over you and your … Continue reading

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A Bachelorette Show from the Last Century

The Phantom of the Opera (2004) Due to the snowfall last evening, our cable TV feed was intermittent, so we decided to watch a DVD from our extensive video library. It was Susan’s suggestion to watch this one. I’d seen … Continue reading

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This Hero had a Thousand Ideas

Joseph Campbell (March 26, 1904 – October 30, 1987) This was the man who was inspired by Carl Jung and his archetypes. Our subconscious minds are influencing us strongly enough that we keep wanting to hear the exact same story, … Continue reading

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When Bonnie Met Clyde, a Legend was Reborn

Bonnie Parker (1910-1934) and Clyde Barrow (1909-1934) I must confess to a certain fascination for this couple. Although I have no intention of glamorizing violence, they do seem like Robin Hood and Maid Marian reborn into the 20th century. Their … Continue reading

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When Saint Cyril became Patriarch of Alexandria in 412 AD

St. Cyril of Alexandria (376 – June 27, 444) According to Wikipedia: The Prefect Orestes enjoyed the political backing of Hypatia, an astronomer, philosopher and mathematician who had considerable moral authority in the city of Alexandria, and who had extensive … Continue reading

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Mars Transit Neptune: Accident in a Fog

Kobe Bryant (1978 – 2020) I waited a week before attempting this post. As I’m not a big basketball fan, this accidental death of one of the NBA’s biggest stars didn’t affect me as much as it did others. The … Continue reading

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