Tag Archives: Joseph Campbell

CelebraZine 02Mar09

Your daily life  is your temple and your religion.
When you enter into it take with you your all.

Kahlil Gibran

Moonlight by alicepopkorn

Our focus dictates what we see, which reinforces our focus, further expanding the possibility of what we will see.

The most sacred practice you can partake

is the celebration of yourself and your life-
-the holy center of the universe!

“by none but a  god shall a god be worshipped”

You must become the god you wish to worship.

Hindu saying (from the book, “A Joseph Campbell Companion”)

Bodhisattva by  h.koppdelaney

I want to thank those of you who have read and contributed to CelebraZine. I am grateful for the introduction to the works that putting together this celebration has gifted me with, and to the  company of the gentle souls that have shared this part of my journey with me.


Peace and wonder to all you for the works seeking to better our world!!!

However, in order to best honor my place in–and give my best gift to–this world, I must take a long sabbatical of walking the mountain, extended meditation, focused writing of  my novels, and fully embracing the sacred prosaic that is glorious life.

We have never been truly parted, yet will we meet again…..

May you be forever gifted with awareness of the beauty, wonder, and sacredness in the world around you and within you.

Blessings, dear ones,
CG

C.G. Walters primarily writes fiction that focuses on the multidimensionality of our loves and our lives. Autographed/signed copies of his current novel, Sacred Vow, are available from the author– or purchase from Amazon as ebook, paperback, or Kindle version

CelebraZine 16Feb09

Each person must live their life as a model for others.–Rosa Parks

Lea presents Holy Man at Oceans of Perspective

Word had spread throughout the countryside about a wise Holy Man who lived in a small house atop the mountain.


martha
presented this video in Future pulling at my heart

Rosa Sat – song for Barack Obama

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. —Mahatma Gandhi

aki presents Ashes and Snow To date, more than nine and a half million people around the world have visited the exhibition.


…the function of art is exactly that which I have clearly named as the first function of mythology; to transport the mind in experience past the guardians–desire and fear–of the paradisal gate to the tree within of illuminated life. In the words of the poet Blake, in “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell,” “If the doors of perception are cleansed, everything would appear to [us] as it is, infinite.

–Mythological Themes in Creative Literature and Art in Myths, Dreams, and Religion. Ed. Joseph Campbell

WonderlandAlli presents Painting 11, Scarf at Paint 100 Paintings

Mary Jaksch presents Is Goodness a Skill? at GoodLife Zen

In Buddhism the ancient Pali terms for good and evil are kusala and akusala which mean ‘skilful’ and ‘unskilful’.

Many thanks to those featured today, for the work they do to better our world!!!

Our focus dictates what we see, which reinforces our focus, further confining the possibility of what we will see. May you be blessed by these offerings reminding us of the beauty, wonder, and sacredness in the world around us and within us.

Celebrate yourself!

Be a part of the expression of celebration. Submit your submission –whether you created it or found it–(containing  text, image, video, and audio, poetry, quotes, etc.) anytime for the daily installments of CelebraZine, a ‘running blog carnival’ of self improvement by focusing on What’s Right in the World.

C.G. Walters primarily writes fiction that focuses on the multidimensionality of our loves and our lives. Autographed/signed copies of his current novel, Sacred Vow, are available from the author– or purchase from Amazon as ebook, paperback, or Kindle version


Loving Couples

They do not love that do not show their love.

The course of true love never did run smooth.

Love is a familiar. Love is a devil.

There is no evil angel but Love. —William Shakespeare

Loving Couple by wallyg

I find this quote from Joseph Campbell’sHero with a Thousand Faces” to be a wonderful description/instruction for a successful marriage of yin and yang, or lover and beloved. Keep in mind we are talking mythology, metaphorical embodiment of higher concepts.

If the wording presents a problem, replace the word ‘woman’ with the the concept of the feminine, the yin, and replace masculine phrases with yang.

“Woman, in the picture language of  mythology, represents the totality of what can be known. The hero is the one who comes to know. As he progresses in the slow initiation which is life, the form of the goddess undergoes for him a series of transfigurations: she can never be greater than himself, though she can always promise more than he is yet capable of comprehending. She lures, she guides, she bids him burst his fetters. And if he can match her import, the two, the knower and the known, will be released from every limitation. Woman is the guide to the  sublime acme of sensuous adventure. By deficient eyes she is reduced to inferior states; by the evil eye of ignorance she is spellbound to banality and ugliness. The hero who can take her as she is, without undue connection but with the kindness and assurance she  requires is potentially the king, the incarnate god, of her created world.”

Blessings and a joyous heart brimming with love to you all…

CG