July 22, 2021 at 3:55 am #72611
I’m sorry I’m not quite sure what long post you are referring to. Maybe it was removed before I could see it?July 22, 2021 at 4:00 am #72610
Well I’d say you’re in luck if you need any help with the backend. MyMythos.org is entirely on WordPress and I’ve been working in WordPress for 15 years. I’ve actually been wanting to find a way to contribute to this site so please let me know when I can assist.
I did not see the long post unfortunately. So sorry to hear it was caught in the gears.
I think your suggestion for everyone chiming in on what PM means to them would be great and really deserves its own post. I’ll get right on it.July 22, 2021 at 4:37 am #72609Stephen GerringerKeymaster
Thank you for your willingness to help, Sidian, but JCF is in good shape. We have an excellent team in place, and have a technological company working on a site upgrade at the moment (there was a temporary hiccup yesterday as they made changes to the sign-in process for mobile devices, but that situation was easily resolved). James isn’t involved with the website; he means well, but is making a bit of leap connecting that to an issue eight months ago related to spambots attempting to post porn links in the forums – which is what inspired the use of CAPTCHA.
Similarly, the post that was removed today had nothing to do with technological issues.
I do appreciate your sensitivity to our concerns re self-promotion, so thank you for not going there – not that we have anything against your website (didn’t have to google you – anyone visiting your profile should be able to see your website link).
The topic of personal mythology is endlessly fascinating, and I can’t imagine it being exhausted anytime soon – and, of course, it’s more than just an intellectual exercise, which is why I appreciate Stanley Krippner’s approach (no surprise his and David Feinstein’s The Mythic Path graces my bookshelves, along with a variety of other works on related subjects by a diverse range of practitioners from Jean Houston to, of course, good old Carl Gustav Jung).
Also dear to my heart is Krippner’s “Pilot Study in Dream Telepathy with the Grateful Dead” – now that was an epic experiment!
So how did you happen to meet Stanley? What’s your backstory?July 22, 2021 at 6:03 am #72608
I see. Well I must admit I’m a little disappointed. I hope someday to cross paths more directly with JCF considering my life’s work revolves around something Mr. Campbell practically created. Maybe in the future. Glad to hear things are getting attention on the backend though.
Stanley and I go back about 15 years. He’s an old family friend. My mom got him to visit our home in Boise at the time. I was about 24ish and had been devouring any book I could get about spirituality, religion, quantum physics, self help, and psychology, so we hit it off immediately. He said I ought to meet the kind of people he works with. I began visiting with Stanley, doing any menial tasks to help out, categorizing papers and such, but also socializing with his vast circle of incredibly intelligent people. Eventually he had me giving talks with him at universities, festivals and such. He kept teaching me everything about Personal Mythology along the way as well and it became the biggest life changer for me. I’ve wanted to share that with others ever since.
Stanley’s book is the only one about PM that really codifies it into a system, and even touches on being a way of life. But what I also noted was that newer generations would never pick it up. I thought about this for years until coming to the conclusion that I could revamp it and revitalize it for a new generation who, unfortunately, have much shorter attention spans. Make it more colorful, easier, more fun, and that’s been my life’s goal ever since and how MyMythos came to be. I assume I will continue this work until I die, but it’s hard to predict that far ahead.
Thank you for asking. I have to admit, posting here has been refreshing as it is very difficult to find people on Facebook to participate in the groups I’ve made.July 22, 2021 at 3:43 pm #72607Stephen GerringerKeymaster
I’m pretty sure your contribution to the field won’t be on the tech end, Sidian. Keep doing what you’re doing and doors will open (to paraphrase Campbell) . . . which sounds like exactly what happened when you met Stanley Krippner.
Pretty much you are “preaching to the converted” here, which is fine. I so appreciate being able to have a discussion without having to preface it with an introductory MYTH 101 tutorial.
There are of course varying degrees of understanding and experience among forum participants, but you are right – it is indeed refreshing to be able to discuss these topics with people of like mind, which helps fortify and inspire us when it comes to slaying dragons “out there,” in the mundane world, where so many are hungry for they know not what – which is where the time and hard work you are putting in is so important.
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