our greatest blessings come to us by way of madness Phaedr. 244a

2012/10/20

Metaphorically Speaking...

Holy Ghost is, was, and was ever feminine. 

Interesting, isn't it, for physics to agree that life comes from matter itself.



“Half the people in the world think that the metaphors of their religious traditions, for example, are facts. And the other half contends that they are not facts at all. As a result we have people who consider themselves believers because they accept metaphors as facts, and we have others who classify themselves as atheists because they think religious metaphors are lies.” Joseph Campbell Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor
“Apocalypse does not point to a fiery Armageddon but to the fact that our ignorance and our complacency are coming to an end… The exclusivism of there being only one way in which we can be saved, the idea that there is a single religious group that is in sole possession of the truth—that is the world as we know it that must pass away. What is the kingdom? It lies in our realization of the ubiquity of the divine presence in our neighbors, in our enemies, in all of us.” Joseph Campbell Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor

On Sat, Oct 20, 2012 at 11:36 AM, Peter of Lone Tree wrote:
"vajayjays, HRTs, biscuits, Honey Boo Boos...."

I believe we should start praying and begin with:
"In the Name of the Mother,
And of the Daughter,
And of the Sanctified Spirit."

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deb:

 Beautiful. If we would just remember to "open" the words...

On Sat, Oct 20, 2012 at 1:46 PM, Peter of Lone Tree
Even Wikipedia agrees:
"An apocalypse (Ancient Greekἀποκάλυψις apocálypsis, from ἀπό and καλύπτω meaning 'un-covering'), translated literally from Greek refers to a revelation of something hidden, although this sense did not enter English until the 14th century."


On Sat, Oct 20, 2012 at 12:31 PM, Deborah Conner wrote:
exactly!

“Apocalypse does not point to a fiery Armageddon but to the fact that our ignorance and our complacency are coming to an end… The exclusivism of there being only one way in which we can be saved, the idea that there is a single religious group that is in sole possession of the truth—that is the world as we know it that must pass away. What is the kingdom? It lies in our realization of the ubiquity of the divine presence in our neighbors, in our enemies, in all of us.” ― Joseph Campbell, Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor


On Sat, Oct 20, 2012 at 4:32 AM, Barbara wrote:
birthin' pangs... DELIVER US A NEW WORLD MAMA!!   move over honey barf barf

Petey, I sense  a true wtf feel from most folks I run into lately.  Deep down they know something big is coming our way.  The game's almost over and I think more and more will be waking and rising off of that comfy couch and  sliding on in to home base.  I know it's a tough call for a lot of people, but when push comes to shove -- whatever mother earth may throw our way  -- you'll see the 99% taking care of the 99%.   I know and you know that together we are all capable of stopping the machine anytime we want.     GROUP THINK PEOPLE....let's group think ourselves into a cashless society and crowdsource our way out of this mess -- NO CROSSBOWS NECESSARY!