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Re: Shadows in the Corner
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2012, 02:11:39 am »
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No there is not a single belief and I realize that, but there is often a similarity between at least some cultures that then can be generalized. That is why I am searching for lore (still looking into Egyptian) since the way I practice, I focus on the beliefs of many and work from there from their own beliefs that they see as truth. Many different cultures that I have read about have very close similarities.

I have to agree with Marilyn in that this sounds like the Joseph Campbell Monomyth.  "Truth" is pretty much always relative.

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Re: Shadows in the Corner
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2012, 05:34:10 pm »
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Let me guess.  You're a fan of Joseph Campbell, aren't you?

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Actually never read his work
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Re: Shadows in the Corner
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2012, 10:48:52 pm »
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Now and in the spring (northern hemisphere) are when I constantly see things out of the corner of my eye.  Shadows, shapes.  Especially at twilight.  There's a great deal of folklore, a lot of it focusing on nefarious critters, but I've never had any bad experiences.  I mean except getting spooked...and once in a while when I'm driving, which I suppose could be a bigger problem if I reacted badly/suddenly.  Fortunately that's never happened, though.

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We have a cat - russian blue - that hangs out in shadows.  Makes her very hard to see.
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

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Re: Shadows in the Corner
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2012, 10:52:26 pm »
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Now and in the spring (northern hemisphere) are when I constantly see things out of the corner of my eye.  Shadows, shapes.  Especially at twilight.  There's a great deal of folklore, a lot of it focusing on nefarious critters, but I've never had any bad experiences.  I mean except getting spooked...and once in a while when I'm driving, which I suppose could be a bigger problem if I reacted badly/suddenly.  Fortunately that's never happened, though.

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 I have this same 'issue'.  As if the veil is thinning.
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

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Re: Shadows in the Corner
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2012, 02:43:58 am »
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We have a cat - russian blue - that hangs out in shadows.  Makes her very hard to see.

Hey, I had/have got one of those. It's a lot more disconcerting now that she's dead, though.  ;)

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« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2012, 03:45:26 am »
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Now and in the spring (northern hemisphere) are when I constantly see things out of the corner of my eye.  Shadows, shapes.  Especially at twilight.  There's a great deal of folklore, a lot of it focusing on nefarious critters, but I've never had any bad experiences.  I mean except getting spooked...and once in a while when I'm driving, which I suppose could be a bigger problem if I reacted badly/suddenly.  Fortunately that's never happened, though.

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It's nice to know others experience this too 😀

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Re: Shadows in the Corner
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2012, 12:03:04 pm »
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Actually never read his work

 
You don't have to have read it to absorb it to some extent, especially in neopagan circles.

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Re: Shadows in the Corner
« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2012, 02:33:46 pm »
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You don't have to have read it to absorb it to some extent, especially in neopagan circles.

Brina

 
Kind of like Gimbutas and Murray - their ideas gained all sorts of currency in popular culture, but the discrediting of those ideas is taking a long time to filter out from the academic world.  Of course, ancient witch cults and universal mother goddesses are much more attractive and romantic than folk customs and archeological finds with no provenance but theory.

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Re: Shadows in the Corner
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2012, 06:22:34 am »
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You don't have to have read it to absorb it to some extent, especially in neopagan circles.

Brina

 
I am curious though. What did he write?
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Re: Shadows in the Corner
« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2012, 10:23:22 am »
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I am curious though. What did he write?

 
A lot of "all myths are this one myth that I really like, and I can ignore everything that doesn't fit my fixation" archetypalist stuff.  Anything related to "the monomyth" is his fault.

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