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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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A Covenant with God?

Transmissible Body Fluids OK. This is going to get weird. I was reading a section of “Ego and Archetype” yesterday that discussed ‘The Blood of Christ’. It’s an interesting concept: Jesus’ shedding of his blood on Calvary was a ‘new … 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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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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The Birth Chart: Map of a Hero’s Journey?

I knew the penny would drop one day; look’s like that day is today. In a post about the Cathars, I noted that we are refined by fire. What I didn’t explicitly say was that the act of living is … 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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The Bible as Allegory

Noah (2014) Who doesn’t like a good story? In the ancient past, knowledge was passed down through the generations by telling stories. Oral history was later written down. Just as luck would have it (?) we watched Noah last night. … Continue reading

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From the Very Beginning, the True Religion

The Pagan Christ (2004) My cousin Doug’s wife, Margot, mentioned this excellent book in 2007 when I visited them in London, UK that spring. As you may have surmised by my manuscript that I compiled in 1996, I had already … Continue reading

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Self-Sacrifice as the Greatest Love Story

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker I am mindful that all of my children (and even some of my grandchildren) have seen this movie before me. So, hopefully, they cannot accuse me of giving away the ending of this 9th … Continue reading

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