Joey--I had to read some Joseph Campebell  

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12/1/2005 5:13 am

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Joey--I had to read some Joseph Campebell

"A ritual is the enactment of a myth. And through the enactment it brings to mind the implications of the life act that you are engaged in. Now, people ask me, what rituals can we have today? My answer is, what are you doing? What is important in your life? What is important, they say, is having dinner with their friends. That is a ritual.

This is the sense of T.S. Eliot's The Cocktail Party. A cocktail party is a ritual. It is a religious function in that way, and those people are engaged in a human relationship thing. This is the Chinese idea, the Confucian idea, that human relationships are the way you experience the Tao. Realize what you're doing when you're giving a cocktail party. You are performing a social ritual. You are conducting it when you sit down to eat a meal, you are consuming a life."

said the man JC

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I put my profile back on how could I possibly give up reading all your answers and following you around.You are by far one of the most interesting men I have ever met,particularly online and you are so damn fun. So do you already have your own stalker or may I apply for the position?


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