December 05, 2007
Heros and killers
Heros and killers - short biographies and background notes on selected world heroes and killers of the 20th century
He wears a $15 watch, flies economy class and does not own a house or car. For years. few guessed that Chuck Feeney was one of the world's biggest philanthropists, secretly giving away his billionaire fortune. Founder of duty-free shopping chain has given away an estimated $4 billion
Joseph Campbell's Hero with a Thousand Faces as basis for Star Wars
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It never occured to me that George Lucas was influenced by C.G. Jung, but after reading the article it all makes sense.
I've long admired Jung's perpectives on life. In a book entitled "C.G. Jung Speaking," which is comprised of speeches that he made at various locations, some of his comments really inspired me. For example, Jung said, "most of our difficulties come from losing contact with our instincts, with the age-old unforgotten wisdom stored up in us. And where do we make contact with this old man in us? In our dreams." Jung goes on to point out that there is a believe in all cultures of "the wisdom of sleeping on a problem."
Jung convinced me that, in most cases, the solutions to our problems lie within us.
Posted by: Terry at Dec 5, 2007 8:47:19 PM