liveonearth (liveonearth) wrote,
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We don't have theology. We dance.

Swiped straight from inibio, this is a warmer upper for the mind and soul. =-]

In Japan for an international conference on religion, [Joseph] Campbell overheard another American delegate, a social philosopher from New York, say to a Shinto priest, "We've been now to a good many ceremonies and have seen quite a few of your shrines. But I don't get your ideology. I don't get your theology." The Japanese paused as though in deep thought and then slowly shook his head. "I think we don't have ideology," he said. "We don't have theology. We dance."

As they put it on Joseph Campbell Foundation web site, "One cautionary note - it's nearly impossible to watch this without bursting into a beatific grin ..."


Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.
Tags: culture, dance, heroes, inspiration, japan, peace, philosophy, religion, spirit
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