Archive for the ‘Mythology’ Category


Chaos and the Orienting Response: A neuropsychologcially predicated model of why you might be Christ

Chaos and the Orienting Response: A neuropsychologcially predicated model of why you might be Christ by Jordan Peterson

University of Toronto psychologist Jordan Peterson gives a fascinating talk on the metaphysics which underlie both religious narrative and human cognition.

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The myths of India and of the West

Devdutt Pattanaik takes an eye-opening look at the myths of India and of the West — and shows how these two fundamentally different sets of beliefs about God, death and heaven help us consistently misunderstand one another.

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Lies he told his four year old

Is it OK to lie to your child?

Read this list of lies before you answer that question.

I wish my parents told me these lies.

I wish I told my son more of these lies when he was young.

NOTE: If you don’t want to call them lies, call them one-sentence stories.

I recently read Joseph Campbell’s book “Pathways to Bliss.” The quality of these lies reminds me of his description of the many roles mythology plays in our life.

Lies he told his three year old.
Lies he told his four year old.
Lively thread on metafilter about the lies parents tell.

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