myth : religion
All of life is a meditation.
Most meditation is
The unintentional concern about material conditions is a
burden never lifted.
Material concerns can never be completely solved
as they are infinite.
There is absolutely no way of making a organic
organism perfectly secure.
Human beings rise above material concerns
when realizing satisfaction of the
flesh is an impossibility that can
never be accomplished in reality.
attempted to communicate spiritual
consciousness to children throughout human history by
narratives in attempts to explain
the ineffable in
a metaphoric allegoric
Myths, always about
the human journey through life, are
designed to bring us to a level
of consciousness that is spiritual in essence.
Myths offer life models.
Life models to live
models to imitate and
For the living models of myths to perform their
function correctly they must be both culturally and temporally in tune with
their social group.
myth, a model for
living, must be appropriate for time and
place to function smoothly as the moral
intrepretation of religious myths belongs in
the mystical past when giants
roamed and gods descended to Earth.
To interpret religious myths literally
is to become out of sync with present social cultural conditions and
accept religious myths literally is to descend into a hyperreality in which
everything must be given a mask to conform to
the dogmatic belief system.
As children grow into adults they
recognize the impossibilty of interpreting the imaginative religious myths literally and
lose faith in the dogmatic
literialist religion that has been taught them.
At this point in time the child
must become an adult with
responsibilities if the tribe is to survive.
Initiation ceremonies into the
tribe are designed to break the
of a child and initiate
a paradigm shift in
The main responsibility of the child, up until this
time, was to simply survive in an
inhospitable world of ice and steam but now, he or she, must contribute to
the continual prosperity of the tribe.
So the tribe introduces the
child to their ineffable patron, breaks the
worldview and welcomes the
newly rebirthed member a place at the meeting table with the
All cultural symbols originate in
a cultures founding
The cultural symbols
of the Abrahamic traditions of
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam originated in
a priestly elite of Akhenaten that
had fled the counter revolution that deposed Tutankhamun.
The priestly elite of
Moshe Rabbenu needed another
theological system other than that of the deposed
Tutankhamun while fully
adhering to the monotheistic tradition began by
Akhenaten with which to lead their
rag tag band of ignorant nomadic warriors.
cobbled together various local
myths to come up with
engineered foundation for their local
nomadic warrior god Yahweh.
certain ponerological elements crept in originally to keep the warriors under
social control and later to assimilate the Canaanites.
To keep the warriors under control the
priests of Yahweh came up with the concept of being born into sin after being
separated from Yahweh.
The idea of inherent
corruption placed upon your
Eternal Soul at birth
as ordained by Yahweh puts the
victim who falls for the ponerological pathology into a servile condition
to those who claim to be interpreters
of the will of Yahweh and those who claim to
be intercessors for Yahweh.
assimilate the Canaanites the
Cult of Yahweh had to demonize
the Canaanites religion,
originally an Egyptian colony, as Baal,
fertility god of the Canaanites was the
Apis bull, fertility god of the
The Cult of Yahweh
hybrid engineered religious
tradition rejected the symbiotic relation with
nature by derogation of 'nature
In place of
the forces of nature, which define reality quite eloquently, concepts of what
is good for people and what is bad for people originate in the minds of men who
may, or may not, be correct in their assessment.
The shift from
a nature religion to a sociological
religion makes it difficult for us to
link back to nature.
When the focus was moved
off nature the focus was moved onto identifying human behavior as either good
the foundation of the
religion is laid in the mortar of the ethics of what behavior is considered
good and what is behavior is considered evil then
everything must be catagorized as
either good or evil and
these judgements of behavior morph
over time as ethics of
good or evil are defined by
the tribe who
very well may have demons of their
own that they are attempting to exorcise:
James C. Dobson,
Robertson, Ted Haggard,
religion gets mired in allowing a priestly class to decide for the Creator and
Sustainer what is good for humankind and what is bad for humankind then you are
in for a rough ride.
The original symbolic archetypical conceptual
imagery of the religion
may very well be corrupted to the point were it conveys a message that is
anti-thesis to its original intent.
religion is true when understood metaphorically. When a religion gets stuck to
its own metaphors, interpreting
metaphors as literal facts, then you are in trouble." - Joseph
experience and its interpretation
through metaphors becomes a threat to the existing order.
"The difference between
a priest and a shaman is that
the priest is a
functionary and the shaman is someone who has had a
In our tradition it is the monk who seeks the
mystical experience, while
the priest is the one who has
studied to serve the community.
I had a
friend who attended an
international meeting of the Roman Catholic
meditative orders, which was held in
Bangkok. He told me that the Catholic monks had no problems understanding the
Buddhist monks, but that it was
the clergy of the two religions who were unable to understand each
In India, I
have seen a red ring put around
a lingam stone, and then
the lingam stone is regarded as an
incarnation of the mystery of
Typically people think of things in practical material terms,
but you can think of anything in terms of its mystery.
Take any object.
Draw a ring around the object and regard the object in terms of it's
mystery, of it's essence, of it's every
facet, it's every perspective and it's every dimension.
Doing this essentially consecrates the
object in your mind making it sacred as you now know the object
Do you really know what anything truly is ?
exists in time and space .
mysterious it is that anything should exist !
Make the object the center of meditation,
the center of the intelligible
mystery of existence, which
fully immerses and surrounds us.
This object now becomes the center of the
axis mundi is the still point in the chaotic frantic motion of reality.
In a mythological systems in which the metaphor of the
mystery of reality is
the Father you are going to have
a different set of thought
structures than if the metaphor for the
mystery of reality is
Christ says, "No one gets
to the Father but by me."
The Father that he is talking about is the Creator.
It might be
that you can get to God, the
Father, only by way of Christ.
But suppose you
need a more nuturing feminine approach.
Then, perhaps, you need to go by
way of the Mother.
There you might prefer Wicca and hymns
to the Goddess.
That is simply another way to get to the mystery of
Understand that each religion holds within itself a complete
worldview that works well only within the bounded symbolic conceptual imagery
of the initial religious culture that first forged it.
"How can any cultural in-group
claim ownership of God?
This is a problem you get in the book of
Kings and in Samuel. The various Hebrew kings were sacrificing
on the mountain tops. And they did wrong
in the sight of Yahweh.
The Cult of Yahweh
was a specific movement in the Hebrew
community, which finally conquered the Land of Canaan.
The Cult of Yahweh pushed through a
temple bound patriarchal warrior god, normally worshiped by nomads in the
great outdoors, against the nature cult of
the Mother which was celebrated in all farming cultures by settled
This imperialistic thrust of an 'in group'
culture continues in the West." - Joseph Campbell
"We are by nature
We evolved in small
bands of hunter-gathers when there was a selection for within-group amity and
With our fellow in-group members,
we are cooperative and altruistic.
Unfortunately, the downside to
this social bonding is that we are also
quite tribal and xeno-phobic to
Only when all people are considered
to be members of one global in-group can we begin to attenuate these out-group
associations." - Michael Shermer
Old testament biblical perspectives of
reality are poneroligically biased.
They are not in accord with our
current conceptual understanding of either reality or
the dignity of man.
The religions of
Islam, as institutionally
practiced, are good examples of the failure of
religion to function as
These three religions were designed for entirely
different social and cultural conditions than those today.
there in Book of Genesis: We are to
be the masters of the Earth.
The truth is this way of living, as masters
of the Earth, actually worked just fine and would work just fine on an Earth in
which industry was based on sustainable agriculture. Unfortunately this is no
These three traditional mythologies are fighting a war that is already
lost. By doing so they have disqualified themselves for the future.
They have disqualified themselves not because they refuse to
adapt in social and cultural ways to popular cultural but because their whole
understanding of reality is based on the biblical condemnation of nature.
To them a patriarchical warrior god,
separate from nature and the
condemning man to a bleak existence
separate from God, groveling for approval and mercy." - Joseph
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