Sacred Places 1. Applying his several points to the site of the Twin Towers, I conclude that the site is, indeed, sacred. His several points indicate that places become or are sacred by reasons of a mass death, human sacrifice, or human burial. Both, the Twin Towers and Gettysburg are settings of traumatic death. Civilians and those who serve both honor those past sacrifices and death where the deaths took place because it is a central component of respect to our neighbors. This concludes that the Twin Towers site is a sacred place of lost lives. 2. The two myths of the Zuni Emergence story and the Adam and Eve story differ in many ways. The myth of the Zuni Emergence connects the mythic people to an actual placated to a place called the Grand Canyon and Adam and Eve are connected to the Garden of Eden where it is not an actual place. Adam and Eve were made of lumps of mud by God and that was their master and Zunis’ were led by elder brother priest. They both disobeyed but to different masters. When the authors say “And those cultural values ultimately become our own sense of what is real and right and normal” they are expressing that because of these myths, humans are molded into what they are today. They give us a righteous path to follow and our conscious relies on these myths to depict right and wrong. The Christians and the Zunis relate to Earth differently by their sacred places. Zunis can physically go visit their sacred landscape whereas Christians…
Foundations of Mythology
The word myth is used popularly in stories or tales that have been told over periods of time that are usually not completely true, but are told in a way to be believed as true ("The white hat," 2010). The statement, “It’s a myth” means or refers to something that is not fully true, but it is claimed to be true. It’s basically like if some random individual was to tell you a story about something that has…
Spirituality manifests and is experienced in knowing, which includes cognitive, intuitive, and energetic dimensions. Knowing provides ways of understanding our multidimensional nature and our relationships to the Sacred Source, self, others, Earth, and the cosmos. Knowing flows from a stance of openness and attuning to an inner source. It involves actively seeking knowledge and insights and maintaining an openness and receptivity to the lessons life offers. Spirituality reflected in one’s knowing…
There is More than Meets the Eye
In the novel East of Eden, written by John Steinbeck, many of the characters confront or maintain unrealistic expectations, assumptions, and prejudice profiles about themselves or others. These prejudices change each character’s decisions as well as the world they inhabit. Sam Hamilton, an Irish immigrant, is judged only by where he is from revealing that discrimination in that society caused individuals to change their accustomed ways of life. Lee, and American…
PreAp English 2
15th May 2014
An Analysis of the Setting in East of Eden
The setting of a book or movie is not only when and where the story takes place but it demonstrates a significant amount about the motifs in a story. John Steinbeck, the author of East of Eden, was born in the Salinas Valley of California. Naturalism is a prevalent theme in his books. In East of Eden Steinbeck chooses the setting of the Salinas Valley because he uses it as a constant representation…
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Professor Janet Spencer
28 February 2015
Mythology across Cultures
Mythology, as what I’ve understood it to be has always been the stories passed down through the generations upon which legends and fables were built. As a Mexican-American, I learned about myths in both of my cultures, Mexican and American, giving me insight into both worlds and learning how each culture saw the world and its wonders. Today, I’d like to explore the mythology found in the culture of others, with the two that…
first human created in the Bible. He also speaks of himself as a "fallen angel," a lot like Satan in Paradise Lost. In the Biblical story, Adam goes against God by eating an apple from the forbidden tree and even though God banishes Adam from The Garden of Eden, He doesn't speak unkindly of Adam. The monster seems sinned against, hated by Victor, feared by society, and banished. Therefore the monster murders to get back at his God, Victor.
The monster speaks powerfully enough to convince Victor to…
Sacred Dance and Spirituality
by Lynn Frances
Dance has been used over the ages as an expression of the deepest aspects of life, of the dancer's relationship with the Earth, the animal and vegetable kingdoms, and, perhaps most importantly, the connection with the Divine. In tribal societies dance is a natural means of communication: it expresses joy, sadness, love and hate; it instils power in the invading tribe; it pleads with the gods to provide food, rain, sun; it celebrates all the meaningful…
In the book East of Eden, they used land as a hidden meaning behind many things. They used the Trask farm as a place where Adam goes after he leaves the war. They use the inns to house prostitutes. And finally, they use the Ames house as a place where Cathy lived as a child before she killed her family.
Cyrus Trask works his farm in Connecticut, and after Adam leaves to go to the army and Cyrus takes his position of Secretary of War in Washington, Charles stays back and works the farm.