Monday, October 22, 2012

Favorite movies/What's sacred to me

My three favorite movies: 1) Seven Pounds. 2) Love & Basketball 3) A walk to remember
 Discuss a day that is sacred to you and Describe the meanings of the event: A day that is sacred to me is Christmas. Because I was raised in a house were celebrating the birth of Jesus was a priority in order to remember and know the true meaning of Christmas. Christmas is also important to me because it is a time that I look forward to every year because my family all travels back down to Sweetwater Texas for a family gathering. We all attend church and help out the less fortunate at a homeless shelter. On Christmas Eve norms are broken as young children stay up late and leave out milk and cookies for an imaginary person who leaves them gifts. Christmas is a holiday that will forever bring all of my family together.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Eliades Chapter

The music video used the seasons to symbolize life and death. It starts of with fall had already taken place,thus the leaf that had fell into the river. While the leaf if on its journey down the river you see snow and not really much life, therefore, symbolizing death. Eventually other animals start to appear in the scene and that feeling of the transformation into life takes place. Once the leaf reaches the end of the river bank more leafs also show up and make their way back to the tree where they come back to life when spring approaches. This video portrayed how the seasons go through a cycle symbolizing from birth to death.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Name/ Sacred Center

My name "Jamacia" means land of wood and water and its an American orgin.
Given name derived from the name of an island in the Caribbean Sea. Indigenous TaĆ­no inhabitants named the island Xaymaca, meaning the "Land of Wood and Water", or the "Land of Springs."
Pronounced: jah-MEY-kuh
I got my name because my moms oldest sister named the first name of each of her sibilings first daughters after somewhere she has traveled.

2)Describe one of your sacred centers:One of the sacred place i feel alive and happy is at church. Its a great place to fill relaxed and at peace. Also whenever I can I go to Oregon and visit family because it is so green as far as land and the weather is really nice.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Song Lyrics

In the song “The River,” Bruce Springsteen uses the symbols and archetypes of water, marriage, and a journey to express the theme of life’s disappointment. According to Anthony Stevens, “The confluence of rivers into the sea symbolizes the union of the individual with the absolute” (Stevens 111). Progressing through life can be quite a journey: “leaving the familiar past behind and progressing into the unknown future” (Stevens 155). In some instances, marriage can become more of a mere obligation where “No wedding day smile no walk down the aisle” (Springsteen).

Monday, September 24, 2012

Quotes from Ariadne's Clue

Here are the three quotes that I find interesting/insightful:

"Let us learn to dream, gentlemen, and then we may perhaps find the truth."

"We are the people who live on the roof of the world; we are the sons of Father Sun, and with our religion we daily help our Father go across the sky. We do this not only for ourselves, but for the whole world.  If we were to cease practising our religion, in ten years the sun would no longer rise. Then it would be night for ever."

"The search for the source of religion calls for a more general perspective, beyond individual civilizations, which must take account of the vast process of human evolution within the more general evolutionary process of life... Cultural studies must merge with general anthropology, which is ultimately integrated into biology."

The quote that I find confusing is:

"Dreams are a shield against the humdrum monotony of life; they set imagination free from its chains so that it may throw into confusion all the pictures of everyday existence and break into the  unceasing gravity of grown men with the joyful play of a child."

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Using each sentence


                Last night I had a dream about winning a two week vacation to the Bahamas. It’s exciting to win such a luxury, for not everyone has the pleasure to go on vacations. I want to take my best friend on the trip as well because she is a great friend and I would hope she would do the same for me. Even though it was just a dream, we had the time of our lives, and met a lot of new people on a much needed getaway.