Do we really listen to unedited life? Wheat from the chaff - what we discard, the Silhouettes we all choose to create

Irish author James Joyce's 1927++ onward publication of Finnegans Wake is the ideal basis for media ecology study and comparative mythology. Beyond the "spider web" metaphor of the World Wide Web Internet, I have favored a more spiritual root in Indra's net of Pearls of Wisdom, like the Levant Tree of Knowledge that is the opening of Finnegans Wake: "'riverrun, past Eve and Adam's"

James Joyce makes no clam of divinity, no more than all men being equal, and shows the patterns of complex storytelling that can apply as  starting point in a world-wide net of translation between world religions. Metaphors and riddles that form repeat patterns of small and large waves in the human mind. Finnegans Wake shows history backwards and forwards, cycles of water evaporating to the sky, forming clouds, raining down upon the Earth and forming rivers that pour into oceans.

Can you be inspired to take Finnegans Wake from 1927++ seriously? Going beyond the Irish author James Joyce and Dublin, can you study 1968 book "War and Peace in the Global Village" by Canadian Professor Marshall McLuhan and what it has to say about media ecology and FInnegans Wake?

New York's Joseph Campbell based his life work on the books of James Joyce, but many get latched to the "Hollywood film" version of the MonoMyth and do not go to Finnegans Wake and understand that the poetry is to be loaded / fed into the mind. The MonMyth term was coined by Joyce, but the "Hero's Journey" is only Campbell's way of teaching it in a classroom. Go beyond that, put Finnegans Wake poetry into your own mind and take seriously the wild proclamations of McLuhan i "War and Peace i the Global Village" from 1968.

I, Stephen Gutknecht, started using social media at age 13 and start operating and selling social media at age 15. It has always fascinated me how people relate to text vs the real world, and I have traveled to North Africa for the Arab Spring in 2010, and over to the Middle East for the outbreak of the Syria war.  I have other unique experiences with travel and media generations that go beyond the Arab Spring. I also have autism, and since age 50 I struggle severely with my output / writing and speaking organization. So please don't be turned off by my broken personal language, it is Finnegans Wake / Marshall McLuhan's "War and Peace in the Global Village" I wish to draw attention to.

JOSEPH CAMPBELL:  into inward space, to the place from which all being comes, into the consciousness that is the source of all things, the kingdom of heaven within. The images are outward, but their reflection is inward. The point is that we should ascend with him by going inward. It is a metaphor of returning to the source, alpha and omega, of leaving the fixation on the body behind and going to the body's dynamic source.

BILL MOYERS: Aren't you undermining one of the great traditional doctrines of the classic Christian faith -- that the burial and the resurrection of Jesus prefigures our own?

JOSEPH CAMPBELL: That would be a mistake in the reading of the symbol. That is reading the words in terms of prose instead of in terms of poetry, reading the metaphor in terms of the denotation instead of the connotation.

BILL MOYERS: And poetry gets to the unseen reality.

JOSEPH CAMPBELL: That which is beyond even the concept of reality, that which transcends all thought. The myth puts you there all the time, gives you a line to connect with that mystery which you are. Shakespeare said that art is a mirror held up to nature. And that's what it is. The nature is your nature, and all of these wonderful poetic images of mythology are referring to something in you. When your mind is simply trapped by the image out there so that you never make the reference to yourself, you have misread the image. 

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