Cross-Cultural Mythology2020-05-25T21:27:37-05:00

This is an Index of Content on Cross Cultural Mythology.

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The Jewish Tradition, by Dawn Warren

The Hebrew language, culturally considered the Jewish language, has flourished since before the 10th century B.C.E.  In Hebrew, the word Torah means “teaching” or “law” and refers to Judaism’s  founding legal and religious texts.  The Torah calls the Jewish people “a nation”, referring to [...]

On Centering

On Centering The quotations are all from the book The Tao of Symbols, published in 1982 by James N. Powell  “…Where is the still center of this turning universe?  Are we to bow down several times [...]

Archetypes: Quotations from Carl Jung

“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 [...]

Debate and Decision Making: Quotation by Martin Prechtel

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 [...]

Easter Morning with Dr. Peter Marshall

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 [...]

An excerpt from “Concerning Smoke” by Jordan Paper

“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 [...]

Quotations from Black Elk, Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux

  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 [...]

Order and Connection, A Quote from Vine Deloria Jr.

“…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 [...]

Honoring Our Foremothers: Mirabai

(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 [...]