Monday, April 27, 2015

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Joe Campbell and The Power of Myth


In 1949 Joseph Campbell wrote his book The Hero With a Thousand Faces. This book built on the pioneering work of German anthropologist Adolph Bastian (1826-1905), who first proposed the idea that myths from all over the world seem to be built from the same "elementary ideas." Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung (1875-1961) named these elementary ideas "archetypes," which he believed to be the building blocks not only of the unconscious mind, but of a collective unconscious. In other words, Jung believed that everyone in the world is born with the same basic subconscious model of what a "hero" is, or a "mentor" or a "quest," and that's why people who don't even speak the same language can enjoy the same stories.

Jung developed his idea of archetypes mostly as a way of finding meaning within the dreams and visions of the mentally ill: if a person believes they are being followed by a giant apple pie, it's difficult to make sense of how to help them. But if the giant apple pie can be understood to represent that person's shadow, the embodiment of all their fears, then the psychotherapist can help guide them through that fear, just as Yoda guided Luke on Dagoba. If you think of a person as a computer and our bodies as "hardware," language and culture seem to be the "software." Deeper still, and apparently common to all homo sapians, is a sort of built-in "operating system" which interprets the world by sorting people, places, things and experiences into archetypes.

Campbell's contribution was to take this idea of archetypes and use it to map out the common underlying structure behind religion and myth. He proposed this idea in The Hero With a Thousand Faces, which provides examples from cultures throughout history and all over the world. Campbell eloquently demonstrates that all stories are expressions of the same story-pattern, which he named the "Hero's Journey," or the "monomyth." This sounds like a simple idea, but it suggests an incredible ramification, which Campbell summed up with his adage "All religions are true, but none are literal." That is, he concluded that all religions are really containers for the same essential truth, and the trick is to avoid mistaking the wrappings for the diamond.

Lucas had already written two drafts of Star Wars when he rediscovered Joseph Campbell's The Hero With a Thousand Faces in 1975 (having read it years before in college). This blueprint for "The Hero's Journey" gave Lucas the focus he needed to draw his sprawling imaginary universe into a single story.

On March 26th in 1904, Joseph John Campbell was born in White Plains, NY. He was the first child of a middle-class, Charles and Josephine Campbell.

Joseph J. Campbell was an American mythologist, writer and lecturer, best known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion.

In 1985, Joe was awarded the National Arts Club Gold Medal of Honor in Literature. At the award ceremony, James Hillman remarked, "No one in our century—not Freud, not Thomas Mann, not Levi-Strauss—has so brought the mythical sense of the world and its eternal figures back into our everyday consciousness."

Joseph Campbell died unexpectedly in 1987 after a brief struggle with cancer. In 1988, millions were introduced to his ideas by the broadcast on PBS of Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers, six hours of an electrifying conversation that the two men had videotaped over the course of several years. When he died, Newsweek magazine noted that "Campbell has become one of the rarest of intellectuals in American life: a serious thinker who has been embraced by the popular culture.

Some of his work included:
-The Hero with a Thousand Faces.
-The Masks of God.
-Historical Atlas of World Mythology.
-The Power of Myth.

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Monday, April 6, 2015

STAR WARS 7 The Force Awakens Trailer 2 DESCRIPTION (SPOILERS)

Published on Apr 6, 2015

Star War Episode 7 The Force Awakens Trailer 2 description has been hitting the internet making many star wars fans bounce off the wall as the 2nd trailer will be debuting on April 16th 2015 during star wars celebration alongside with a reveal poster for the upcoming film due for release on December 18th 2015. The star wars 7 the force awakens trailer 2 description is full of classic content that many fans will highly appreciate by JJ Abrams.

Star Wars Episode 7 (VII) The Force Awakens Trailer 2 Description Information is below enjoy.

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The Trailer 2 INFO.
We will be receiving a 1:50 trailer included with many shots including the return of Han Solo, R2D2, C3-PO, And Princess Leia. Also Darth Vaders Helmet is said to be shown on a podium, a new character named Captain Phasma will be revealed. No Luke Skywalker in this trailer sadly. Many X-Wing fighters are shown in a V Formation. Star Destroyers make a heavy appearance as does Kylo Ren. Poe is seen shooting down a tie fighter and we get a shot of Finn holding a Blue Light Saber!! could this be lukes?? We also get to see Kylo Rens shuttle surrounded by Tie Fighters making its way to a star destroyer.


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