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  • in reply to: Riddle Me This,” with mythologist John Bucher, Ph.D.” #74619

      Hello Sunbug ,

      I enjoy riffing on Campbell’s name. Split it into syllables , Camp – Bell . Now there’s something to work with. A stay at Camp Bell does ring true ! The bell of camp Bell is the Bell of the ball baptized in waters of Disney and Dali !!! Quite the surreal experience !!!




      Robert R Reister


        Hello 1mark1,

        Yes !

        Timegan , Time-again   ,  can we spit that out spatially as a word ? As in the beginning?? Spit writ fallen buried on a page to be woken when spoken a Wake that reverberates oscillates from center stage.

        Though I do think it 6000 years of His-Story if we use the good Bishop Usher’s chronology to delegate the beginning of history and time to the invention of written language . October 23, 4004 BC. . The date the Tree of Knowledge took root … Before that all was prehistory. It is written in the wind and the Wake that moves upon the deep. But that’s all hystory NOW !!! We have the 13.8 Billion year Big Bang ex nihilo narrative. Th God of the gaps !!! Slipping through the Symplegades one Arced second ship at a time .

        And Lucy that Ginger of Commodius Light that genetic Eve named by the Leakey’s in honor of a Beatle’s song playing on the radio when she was aWakened in the great Rift Valley . Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. The name sutra suits her. A Diamond Sutra. Delivered by a beatle a Scarab ! What would Jung think ??? She came in through the bathroom window A rap rap rapping like a Raven of Odin !!! A Blackbird singing in the dead of night , Here Comes The Sun for the winter solstice on some EastCoast pier in paradise …

        Goo goo g’joob !!!

        Robert R Reister




          Thank you for the interesting MythBlast !

          Tim again finished again time again for Tim Finnegan !!! And so the new year begins with the  Finnish  of the old. Time. We all were born must die alone… The River of time runs …  “A lone a last a loved a long” … “riverrun, past Eve and Adam’s, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs.” Howth? You might ask? By streams of consciousness and dreamscape narrative that babble on in towers of mind caught  lullabied by the din of dying Spenglerian civilization. Tis it a Christening, a baptism of Christ, a birth, a burial, a wake ? Or what ? A seasonal solar, mineral, vegetable, animal,  musing ? So long as there are humans so long as there are nature’s cycles the Time shall always return to Finnish again an epoch and start anew with what brook of truth … “Verum esse ipsum factum” … has flowed to us anew a song that babbles as old as time … Here Christ Exists (HCE) in hysterical splendor laughing with the Saints in need of a hystericalectomy !

          Tim is Finn , time is finished , history is finished , history is hysterical . When prehistory is historic. When posthistory is posthumously humorous. When metahistory is/was established the end of time was/is breached, conceived. The spirit , the soul , the body , knew its worth simultaneous congruent love. The narrative of the many has converged at the One’s rainbow end in some metaphysical metaphor of refracted Light separated into the kundalini of the Cosmos. Find rest at the Wake. Rest awoke in the stillness of hysteria … We have finished again … Thus spake the encore … “hinc ad horam” … ReJoyce !


          in reply to: Riddle Me This,” with mythologist John Bucher, Ph.D.” #74626


            Thank you for your reply .

            Moments !

            We are walking through them a stride at a time …

            Tis a glorious Mystery !

            The mystery of the moments … are always upon us …

            When we choose to see … and view from shore of the sands of time …

            Listen for the lapping gravitational waves of space that cascade upon us …

            A Cosmic background noise … felt heard seen smelt tasted logically understood rationalized as a continuous eucharist , a feast of the six senses !


            Robert R Reister

            in reply to: Some humor to lighten up the place a little #73562

              Oh the foibles of Social Medea. !!! The dynamite at the posts pillars of civilization !!! That betrays explodes the social contract and construct. What Phoenix shall rise from the ashes rubble rabble babble ???

              in reply to: Riddle Me This,” with mythologist John Bucher, Ph.D.” #74633


                Great MythBlast , Thank you !

                I thoroughly enjoy Joyce , puerile and comedic as he is, especially the “naughty bits”.

                I like the Sphinx riddle. The three legs of old age the stages of life. Birth life death, infancy middle then old age. The legs we stand on in old age.

                The cane the walking stick the staff that symbolizes the unique journey of an individual life. It grows organically tempered by time place trauma success . Solidifies concretizes in old age informed by the choices we’ve made , lessons we’ve learned in life. The stick that aides us with our limp. It implies the trinity , the “Three quarks for Muster Mark! / Sure he hasn’t got much of a bark / And sure any he has it’s all beside the mark.”  , and begs the next step back to the quaternary for completion. The four sides of the classical mandala . The four levels of interpretation of scripture , the four levels of Pardes , the four levels of consciousness,etc. etc.

                superpositioning of interpretations is grand ! Isn’t it ? The narrative of the quanta ! of mythic Light internal external eternal !

                The Sphinx riddle begs one to look beyond the simple answer, add to it with ones own insight.


                I like the four visible Sphinx legs showing in the header Art of the myth blast. A mirror image completed with a looking glass ? Implying six legs   alluding to the coach with six insides ?

                Lots of fun to follow streams of consciousness when talking Joyce , riddles & Open ended answers that leave room for subjective interpretations!  Riddles bring back the Mystery to life … of life … To seek the answer is to confront the Mysterium tremendum et fascinans .



                Stephen the building with the most stories ? Is of course our Fathers House within which are many mansions within which are many rooms within which are many stories  ! Each a unique story ! A strand of narrative string theory in a infinite woven tapestry Making up the One House !  May your mansion be full ! Yet alway remain open to more stories , more interpretations !!! As the strand of your life is comprised of all you’ve read of all you’ve written of all you’ve encountered of all you’ve been influenced by of all you’ve influenced so is the strand of Everyone woven into a mythic membrane … A shared dream perception of reality … While walking on Sandy Mount Strand… Oh those membranes those diaphanes !!!

                in reply to: The Metamorphic Journey,” with Craig Deininger, Ph.D.” #74111

                  From Dump Site …

                  Through  the

                  Flight of the “Sunbug”

                  the scarab of Egypt

                  that metamorphosis of

                  Mere mortal is achieved …

                  Through the Synchronicity of

                  Individuation …

                  The metaphor & metamorphosis

                  of the life cycle , the cycle of change ,

                  from worm to wing …

                  The stages of ascension

                  Nigredo, Albedo, Citrinitas and Rubedo.

                  in the Magnum Opus

                  Are realized …

                  Within …

                  The Enso …

                  “Think you’re escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.”

                  in reply to: The Metamorphic Journey,” with Craig Deininger, Ph.D.” #74113

                    Yes !


                    shortest post , yes , transformation/metamorphosis/change yes !!!





                    O yes e yes !!!

                    To Ithaca !!!

                    Where Papy Rus and Pen elope !!!

                    Record the Journey , metamorphosis ,

                    of Married Life … Hieros Gamos

                    The Cocoon and Womb of Humanity …

                    civilization …

                    in reply to: The Metamorphic Journey,” with Craig Deininger, Ph.D.” #74116


                      All of our lives are a metamorphosis , a journey of the  spirit rising through the mythic chakras in the chrysalis of flesh. An ascension journey from the jungle of our lower beastial nature of ignorance and error allegorized as  base chakra up the spine to the pinnacle of intellect rational thought logic reason intellect . Taking flight from the imprisoning flesh as Papillon  !!! It is A broken , Long And Winding Road … a journey of anguish sorrow trauma awe beauty Love trembling release … may all be enlightening on their Odyssey …

                      May all get their wings at their appointed time !!!

                      And plant those flowers great for Butterfly gardens metaphors and puns !!!

                      Bloom said Leopold … Yes said Molly … Spill some fermented seed said Finnegan !!! It’s all about the metamorphosis of distilled vegetation !!! Spirits , I tell ya !  Spirits from the vine !!! Saluté !!!

                      Nature the source of the best allegory and parable …



                      in reply to: The Metamorphic Journey,” with Craig Deininger, Ph.D.” #74120


                        Thank you for the mythblast …

                        The theme of metamorphosis is both ancient and timely it is an eternal metaphor of organic change … From insect moth butterfly ,The Golden Ass & Ovid to Kafka & Metamorpho, real name Rex Mason of DC comics. The allusion are quite profound and lots of fun to play with. Such exquisite metaphysical connotation can be aroused with the words and imagery of the metamorphic process. After all is said and done

                        “You’re a Butterfly and the Butterflies are free to fly”

                        There is also the shadow side of those that believe they have transformed and risen above the heard of common humanity.

                        Monarch Mind (Mind Control, MK ULTRA) comes to mind. Pun intended 😀

                        But then again there is also the Light side of the process. The moth that is drawn higher nearer the flame compelled to speak in “Conversations Of A Higher Order.”

                        Which brings to mind the cautionary compelling words of Paul … “ If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. … But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.“ Lots of fun to seek those Kenshō Samadi Satori moments as One rises to the Flame .… Within …




                          “Seeking out new life and new civilizations“, does ring a bell from my youth ! Cue the theremin !

                          Love the alien , ET , genre in art music & literature. Everything from the Drake equation to conspiracy theory. Project Blue Book, SETI, Stranger in a Strange Land , Carl Sagan’s Contact, Asimov , Jules Vernes , H.G Wells , etc., etc., and of course Star Wars segue Joseph Campbell. The forms and types are well ensconced in our collective modern psyche. Lots of fun to contemplate their multidimensional multimedia presence. The cosmos is becoming a much smaller place once quantified. They are here ! In our minds and thoughts.

                          The human mind is a wonderful place not always rational. Which I think is a good thing. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

                          – Albert Einstein

                          My take on the phenomenon I get from Richards Feynman’s lesson on the scientific method. “I think from knowledge from the world around me that it’s more likely that the reports of flying saucers are the result of the known irrational characteristics of terrestrial intelligence than the unknown rational efforts of extraterrestrial   intelligence.” That being said ufo’s are a wonderful trope and metaphor. So turn on your heart light , reach out and touch somebody’s hand. For it is in the metaphoric reach that iconic contact is made … with ET … with God …

                          May our Journeys always be extraterrestrial 👽 supraterrestrial in what ever way we wish to project them !!!!



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                          Come Sail Away



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                            I apologize if I posted an inappropriate link.

                            please delete if necessary.

                            Robert R Reister

                            in reply to: Current Favorite Quote #72256


                              Gematria is interesting in many forms. Many sacred text have numerical decoding techniques that scholars and mystics utilize. Fascinating to read about ! There are many mnemonic  devices to assist with memory. Very interesting . In many traditions the godhead transcends the male/female masculine/feminine goddess/god duality at some level …

                              in reply to: Current Favorite Quote #72257


                                Gematria is interesting in many forms. Many sacred text have numerical decoding techniques that scholars and mystics utilize. Fascinating to read about ! There are many mnemonic  devices to assist with memory. Very interesting .

                                in reply to: Current Favorite Quote #72264


                                  Here’s some interesting side notes and associations

                                  “The Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible is called Septuagint because 70 or 72 Jewish scholars reportedly took part in the translation process. … Aristeas determined that 72 scholars took part in the Hebrew-to-Greek Bible translation by calculating six elders for each of the 12 tribes of Israel.”


                                  ”The so-called 72-lettered name of God was said to have been invoked by Moses to split the Red Sea. … The mystical arrangement of the letters reflects the zodiacs, alluding to God’s mastery over the cosmos, and the kabbalistic “behinot” – the aspects of all of creation.”

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