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Reply To: Understanding clarification


“Conversations of a Higher Order” was chosen as the name of the original forum on the JCF website a couple decades back for several reasons. In part it points to discussions beyond what one often finds on bulletin boards and social media (rather than post pictures of cats and what one had for breakfast, we’re here to discuss what transcends, or is beyond, the normal order of perceived consensus reality – mythology pointing to a “higher order” beyond that of the mundane world where we spend most of our time fighting over sandwiches).

But the name itself also conveys an expectation – conversations of a “higher order” are not given to innuendo, brawling, flame wars, name-calling, or ad hominem arguments. Joseph Campbell himself provides the example: our emphasis is on civil discourse, as laid out in the Forum Guidelines.