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Oh, I agree with you - all I wanted to say is the structural myth can be changed, and I agree you can not always determine the exact way the myth will change in the process, but that was not my point. Now if we want to change it, either consciously or unconsciously, is another question.
by Fran on Thu Aug 27th, 2009 at 05:01:08 PM EST
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I mostly agree with you, a lot of very relevant structural myths can be changed...

but somehow I think some are too powerful and too integrated in oneself.

Maybe through strong meditation and learning I could stop feeling obvious that "myself" exist...at most I couls try to understand and take the buddhism philosophy.. but frankly how on earth I am going to think that a tree is thinking in my brain? I think I should have learnt that when I was child... now it is no longer possible.

the same goes for the misterous spatial mythologies.. I am not sure you can change them because, frankly, the only thing I know is that they are very powerful but I do not even understand them even at the basic level.

I am with you there is a lot of fundamental structures that one can change in adulthood.. but I am not sure all of them can be changed.

Still, I am an optimistic kind of guy.. one can change the relevant ones..but this is a stroy a tell to myself :)

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I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Thu Aug 27th, 2009 at 05:08:39 PM EST
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I agree with you that meditation would be one way to become aware of the deeper myths - if you can become the observer you can learn to observe the stories you tell yourself.

And I did not say it was always easy. :-)

by Fran on Thu Aug 27th, 2009 at 05:13:44 PM EST
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you can learn to observe the stories you tell yourself

But you don't need meditation for that. You can just read a lot of Anthropology.

En un viejo país ineficiente, algo así como España entre dos guerras civiles, poseer una casa y poca hacienda y memoria ninguna. -- Gil de Biedma

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Aug 27th, 2009 at 05:16:05 PM EST
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I disagree - it is not the same reading the myths in books and observing them in yourself. From my experience intellect alone is not enough for change, though it can be useful.
by Fran on Thu Aug 27th, 2009 at 05:18:18 PM EST
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I disagree with you.. for some people reading is more vital than observing a "myself" deeply intoxicated with Monty Python ideas as soem of us here.

Both are useful to different people.

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I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Thu Aug 27th, 2009 at 05:20:11 PM EST
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Or you could be observing by performing a test.

Implicit Association Test

It is well known that people don't always 'speak their minds', and it is suspected that people don't always 'know their minds'. Understanding such divergences is important to scientific psychology.

This web site presents a method that demonstrates the conscious-unconscious divergences much more convincingly than has been possible with previous methods. This new method is called the Implicit Association Test, or IAT for short.

In addition, this site contains various related information. The value of this information may be greatest if you try at least one test first...

This one showed me a lot of the beliefs I held at the time.

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by A swedish kind of death on Fri Aug 28th, 2009 at 09:01:14 AM EST
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kcurie:
deeply intoxicated with Monty Python ideas

???

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Aug 30th, 2009 at 08:35:32 AM EST
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Different ways.... je jeje

Now Migeru can start with meditation and Fran with anthropology.. deal?

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I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Thu Aug 27th, 2009 at 05:18:23 PM EST
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you should become a mediator! :-)
by Fran on Thu Aug 27th, 2009 at 05:20:54 PM EST
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My favourite off-time work... well at least my friends always say I am trying to mediate... You know the stuff, put yourself in the other shoes..look at this this in this other way, "what about those goodpeople there who see it different than you", this doe snto necessarily mena that XXX, it cudl mean that XXXX..

Well you know... the stuff.. but somehow I think it should be "artesania" not a full-time organized job :)

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I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Thu Aug 27th, 2009 at 05:28:33 PM EST
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I was talking about you when I said 'reading Anthropology'.

I don't pretend to have the level of narrative self-awareness of yours or Fran's...

En un viejo país ineficiente, algo así como España entre dos guerras civiles, poseer una casa y poca hacienda y memoria ninguna. -- Gil de Biedma

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Aug 27th, 2009 at 05:34:56 PM EST
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