This is an Index of Content on Cross Cultural Mythology.
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Jeannette Rankin made history in 1916 as the first woman ever elected to the United States Congress. A representative from Montana, she was a champion for civil and legal rights of women and children. She was elected again in 1940. [...]
I am currently camping out near the Four Corners area of Colorado. I picked up a Navajo Nation newspaper, and I noted an article citing the Navajo Nation's reaction to the current border crisis in the U.S. I excerpt portions [...]
“An archetype is like an old watercourse along which the water of life has flowed for centuries, digging a deep channel for itself. The longer it has flowed in this channel the more likely it is that sooner or later [...]
The Swiss psychologist Carl Jung said that the gods and goddesses of myth are “archetypal” symbols. Jung spent a great deal of time developing his theories concerning archetypes, and many psychologists since Jung have further developed this concept. By now [...]
Glenda Taylor Comments: Yesterday morning I read something that was perfect for me personally to hear on the day of the “Great Debate.” It gave me a delightful and ancient context for our zany and critically important political drama, in [...]
Glenda Taylor's comment: "On many and many an Easter morning through the years, I have opened a book by Dr. Peter Marshall called The First Easter to fill my being with the deep and present [...]
My Concern For The Children, by Glenda Taylor South Texas Border - U.S. Customs and Border Protection in 2014; Photo by Eddie Perez and US Dept. of Homeland Security, Public Domain. When my third grandson was born with [...]
I awoke this morning to the familiar cadence of a certain bird that greets each day perched on a bush somewhere outside my bedroom window at dawn. The amazing thing to me is that, daily, my barely-awake mind, without giving [...]
“The bowl of the pipe is a sacrificial vessel that itself is a miniature cosmos. Often tobacco is added pinch by pinch, each explicitly dedicated to the sacred directions as well as animals and spirits (as part of [...]
Black Elk was a holy man of the Oglala Sioux. The following quotes are from Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux: “The Sun Dance…We hold it during the Moon [...]
“…From observing the world around them, they could see orderly processes that marked the way organic life behaved. From the obvious motions of the sun and moon to the effects of periodic winds, rains, and snows, the regularity of nature [...]
This article, War, Peace, Reconciliation, is by Glenda Taylor, who notes: "I wrote this in 1989, but amazingly, as I read it in the year 2018, it is as current today as ever it was then!" Last month in our [...]
What are we to do? In this time of cultural chaos, this video explores the question of where we may find the bedrock values and strength to go on and to have peace in our lives.
(Unfortunately, I cannot now find my source for the following, but will gratefully credit it when I do! Perhaps I wrote it using a number of different references. I’ve had this version for a long time. GT) Mirabai was born [...]
“When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.” Joseph Campbell “If we can recognize that change and uncertainty are basic principles, we can greet the future and [...]
From The World's Religions, by Huston Smith: “Muslims point out that Muhammad incorporated into his charter for Medina the principle of religious toleration that these verses announce. They regard that document as the first charter of freedom of conscience in [...]
"Lama Govinda tells us in his Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism" “the sound values of om and their symbolic interpretation (in the Upanishads) are described in the following manner: O is a combination of “A” and “U”, the whole syllable…consists of [...]
“All major mystical traditions have recognized that there is a paradox at the heart of the journey…Put simply, this is that we are already what we seek, and that what we are looking for on the Path with such an [...]
Who can tell what miracles Love has in store for us If only we have the courage To become one with It? Everything we think we know now Is only the beginning Of another knowing that itself has no end. And [...]
We call upon those who have lived on this earth, Our ancestors and our friends, Who dreamed the best for future generations And upon whose lives our lives are built, And with thanksgiving, we call upon them to Teach us and [...]
"All phenomenal are processes, connections, all is in flux. and at moments this flux is actually visible: one has only to open the mind in meditation or have the mind screens knocked awry by drugs or dreams to see that [...]
"I stand, silent and in awe, before the mystery and uniqueness of each tradition and each individual and hold them sacrosanct in their way of being." Glenda Taylor I am spending a brief time of rest, renewal, and reflection in [...]
"You wander from room to room hunting for the diamond necklace That is already around your neck!” Sufi Mystic Rumi Recently, National Public Radio began airing a series of readings [...]
On November 28, 1990, Glenda Taylor, at the request of a prison chaplain, addressed the assembled staff of the federal prison at Bryan, Texas, speaking on the subject of "Native American Spirituality." The substance of her talk follows. [...]
This may be my best effort to express my life values.