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This is a discussion on How Much of Mythology and Storytelling is Just Fiction? within the INFJ Forum - The Protectors forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; Originally Posted by Tridentus No but I'll look him up. Honestly I'm sure there are a bunch of people who ...

  1. #51

    Quote Originally Posted by Tridentus View Post
    No but I'll look him up.

    Honestly I'm sure there are a bunch of people who branch off from the same ideas since they come from Carl Jung and other original thinkers of the psychology of narrative.
    Yeah, I'm sure there are.

    (Joseph Campbell wrote and taught about the Hero's Journey and the Power of Myth.)

    Plus you know, when you know.. you know.
    Ah, this truth resonates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WritingLove View Post
    Yeah well not everyone gets to choose
    I'm sorry if you have felt devoid of this choice in your life. We all deserve love and support, and people who are our friends and encouragers- not our enemies or critics. I hope, if this choice is something you wish for, that it will come to you. And, in general, that you will find what you soul needs.

  3. #53

    Quote Originally Posted by Rebelgoatalliance View Post
    Most of it is made up.

    Real events can inspire mythologies though. Troy was an actual place, Jesus was probably a real guy, cultures grow up along rivers and develop flood myths, and I don't even know how much of Classical Mythology comes from the Bronze Age Collapse, but it's probably a ton.
    Minus the walking on water and other magicial feats, there is evidence that Jesus was a real guy. Nazareth was definitely a real place, and he did really begin a kind of revolt. And he had a brother, who knew.
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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    Quote Originally Posted by TallGreen View Post
    Minus the walking on water and other magicial feats, there is evidence that Jesus was a real guy. Nazareth was definitely a real place, and he did really begin a kind of revolt. And he had a brother, who knew.
    I'm sure Jesus was a real guy. His teachings definitely resonate with me on some level on and off.. I'm not able to follow them 100% of the time, not even close.. But there are glimpses. I feel like I see glimpses of my own greater potential and when I do I find myself being in line with a lot of the things he espouses. The departure from ego, the lack of judgement, the willingness to give without expecting anything in return or even so much as a thank you.. just for a few examples. When I can get in alignment with that in a natural way, I can see it has a powerful effect on my surroundings and on other people around me. Only problem is that in this modern world, for me, it's very elusive, I can never stay onto it for long, I have far too many flaws and stressors to be at that level.

    I've seen glimpses of it in other people though, and I can totally believe that someone could occupy that level of aura and principle.

    You can see it in sports sometimes.. Particularly with coaches and managers. I support Liverpool football club, and the manager now is a man called Jurgen Klopp. He takes average players and improves them to be the best, he's able to inspire millions of people to trust instrinsically in him at a level that feels like magic.. it's ineffable. And all he is doing is being himself, but we as human beings instinctively know being in his presence, or even through a screen, that this is someone special with a special aura. Even if he weren't in that prestigeous position, it would be the exact same.

    Some people are just anomalies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tridentus View Post
    I'm sure Jesus was a real guy. His teachings definitely resonate with me on some level on and off.. I'm not able to follow them 100% of the time, not even close.. But there are glimpses. I feel like I see glimpses of my own greater potential and when I do I find myself being in line with a lot of the things he espouses. The departure from ego, the lack of judgement, the willingness to give without expecting anything in return or even so much as a thank you.. just for a few examples. When I can get in alignment with that in a natural way, I can see it has a powerful effect on my surroundings and on other people around me. Only problem is that in this modern world, for me, it's very elusive, I can never stay onto it for long, I have far too many flaws and stressors to be at that level.

    I've seen glimpses of it in other people though, and I can totally believe that someone could occupy that level of aura and principle.

    You can see it in sports sometimes.. Particularly with coaches and managers. I support Liverpool football club, and the manager now is a man called Jurgen Klopp. He takes average players and improves them to be the best, he's able to inspire millions of people to trust instrinsically in him at a level that feels like magic.. it's ineffable. And all he is doing is being himself, but we as human beings instinctively know being in his presence, or even through a screen, that this is someone special with a special aura. Even if he weren't in that prestigeous position, it would be the exact same.

    Some people are just anomalies.
    Well he died pretty young so he did not have to stick to his principles for long.
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    89% is based on imagination, 11% on fact

    Fact is life was really boring and most people had not much hope of advancement or change in their lives for the vast majority of human history. Taking a little thing you saw in your surroundings and making a more interesting story out of it is one way to make a boring life interesting.

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    As always being disappointed how the modern western mind always fails to understand even the simple of things that old cultures had little to no issue with as it is linear in the box type of thinking that creates then enforces limitations on everyone with great loss of freedom of thought and belief. At best the western mind is good on some academic levels and being good for business with a limited scope of creativity but beyond that everything else may as well be blasphemy to the false gods of this age concocted by dry linear minds with minimal to no flexibility towards alternative thought. Mythology ads color and texture that would otherwise be missing but to assume religious faiths such as Christianity as fable is not only ridiculous it is insulting.


     
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