Ralph Metzner

Odin: Ongoing Original Inner Wisdom

Odin is the Norse Father God. This blog is about my new online Norse Mythology course that starts March 20, the first day of spring. Odin the Father Being brought up Catholic, my young mind attached godly wisdom into the image of a Father God. This Father god, somewhere up high, was an old grumpy …

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Mythological Musings: 2 Mindfunda’s to discover mythology in your own life

Remember when you were young? How your history teacher would tell you with radiant eyes- about the Greek mythology? Mythology seems far away. How are mythological stories relevant in your life today? Mindfunda explores mythological themes in 2 blogs : Your mythic life Myth Stories Mythological themes in your mythic life “Personal myths structure our awareness and point us …

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Can I quote you on this? A list of the 7 best quotes

  Today’s Mindfunda is about quotes. Don’t you love it when you are reading a good book and a chapter starts with the perfect quote? In this Mindfunda I will give the top list of my favorite quotes. Quote #1 ‘There is no such thing as spiritual integrity without emotional integrity. Like it or not, …

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Dreaming at the crossroads of Life

This blog is a guest blog for I wrote for Patti Allen. You can find her website by clicking here. Patti is a dreamer, and a tarot-ist with her own deck of cards: The Abeton Key, named after the sleep chamber in the ancient healing temple of Asclepius. Dreams at the crossroads of life. I had …

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Mindfunda 100, a look behind the scenes

Today I celebrate the #100th blog post of Mindfunda. The number 100 is a special number. All ratios can be brought back to 100 using a percentage. 100 was considered to be the desired age for a human being in the bible. 100 represents eternity. (Don’t worry, I don’t plan on writing for Mindfunda that long). …

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Well of Remembrance: what goes down must come up

The well is a familiar symbol in Myths and dreams. I talked about it with Ralph Metzner this month for a brand new Mindfunda Interview. Ralph is a psychotherapist, Professor Emeritus at the California Institute of Integral Studies, poet and author. You can visit his website grounearthfound here. Mythology always played a significant part in his life and he …

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Jim Morrison, rider on the storm?

I was re-reading Well of remembrance this weekend. In 1994 Ralph Metzner wrote this magnificent book. It tells you about how the mythology of Europe got integrated in America. You learn about Odin. Odin/Wotan was not only the one-eyed wanderer. He was a shaman. A changeling. He understood the energies of nature and could tape …

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