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The Value of Ritual and Myth in Society

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I don't know about the value of ritual and myth in society but I do know what it's value is in a football forum...on a message board.

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12 hours ago, Thurston from Pender said:

You need not have studied Joseph Campbell to understand the vital importance of ritual and myth in society. All you need to have done is see a Star Wars movie. 

 

Larry Kasdan wrote the first Star Wars movie. He's a Michigan man and he took the course multiple times. Luke Skywalker is the good character. Darth Vader is the evil character. Spoiler alert: Darth is Luke's father! And on and on. 

 

Kasdan tapped into many ancient myths and themes in Star Wars. 

 

Here in Nebraska we have our Tunnel Walk. First the music. Perfect modern martial music. The armored warriors leave their cave of safety and march onto the field of battle while their Husker Nation wildly cheers them. Admit it. Just reading those words gets you fired up. The Nebraska Tunnel Walk is one of the many rituals that makes college football so great. 

 

Other rituals and mythologic characters. 

Herbie Husker.

Little Red. (For the kids)

The school song. 

Release of the balloons. 

The fair virgin cheerleaders 

Celebrating before and after the game with other tribe members around campfires and now called tailgating. 

 

The above points out how important ritual is to success of Big Red. It is also why it is a categorical imperative that there be a ritual cleansing of Husker Nation's soul. We must forever rid Husker Nation of the bad memory of failed coaches and AD's of the past starting with Steve P. from NP. Sean E. from Wisconsin would be the last one disposed of in our ritual. Frank Solich, of course, would be spared. He's firing started the downward spiral where we have now hit bottom. 

 

Mark my words, until this ritual is completed we will continue to suffer. 

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Thurston from Pender: “You need not have studied Joseph Campbell to understand the vital importance of ritual and myth in society. All you need to have done is see a Star Wars movie.”

 

Joseph Campbell Quotations Being Applied To The Huskers:

 

“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.”
― Joseph Campbell (on Huskers’ struggles lately)

 

“Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.”
― Joseph Campbell (on Huskers’ struggles lately)

 

“If you're going to have a story, have a big story, or none at all.”
― Joseph Campbell (on the Huskers’ legacy)

 

“If you want to understand what's most important to a society, don't examine its art or literature, simply look at its biggest buildings.”
― Joseph Campbell (commenting on Memorial Stadium)

 

“When you are on the right path, invisible hands will come to your aid.”
― Joseph Campbell (on the Huskers’ current path back to greatness)

 

“Never jump into a dredge.”
― Not Joseph Campbell

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1 hour ago, hskrfan4life said:

 

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Joseph John Campbell (March 26, 1904 – October 30, 1987) was an American professor of literature at Sarah Lawrence College who worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion.

 

 

Never heard of her.
 

Source.

 

Sarah Lawrence College is where Cat from 10 Things I Hate About You went to school.

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