Captain Ahab is not crazy; he's mad. That's not the same thing. In this episode of the Neutral Ground Podcast, we're going to take a look at chapter 132 of Herman Melville's classic Moby-Dick. We'll bring in John Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion; the writings of C.G. Jung, including Answer to Job. We'll talk about the abject lineage from Genesis: Cain, Ishmael, and Esau. And we'll discuss one of the most underappreciated villains in the DC Universe: Vandal Savage. What? You've never heard of Vandal Savage? You should. He's pretty interesting. We'll bring in Superman as well to help set the stage. By the end, we'll learn a little bit about what it means to be monomaniacal. Don't forget to subscribe to the channel.
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01:41 Background information on Herman Melville
03:08 Showing off my replica harpoon, a gift from my wife
07:19 Start reading chapter 132 "The Symphony" from Moby-Dick
19:25 End of reading, start to break down the chapter
20:05 The feminine air and masculine sea
21:16 The chosen lineage from Genesis of the Bible
26:13 Connecting the matriarchs of Genesis to the feminine air
33:30 Yahweh and the masculine sea
37:26 Let's bring Jung into the discussion
42:52 Let's bring in the comics: Superman and Vandal Savage
50:08 C.G. Jung and trying to merge the creative with theology
50:46 What do we learn from Ahab's struggles?
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