Moby-Dick's Captain Ahab, and a Warning We Need for Today| Dr. Joe Meyer #34

Moby-Dick's Captain Ahab, and a Warning We Need for Today| Dr.  Joe Meyer #34

Moby-Dick's Captain Ahab, and a Warning We Need for Today| Dr. Joe Meyer #34 

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. 



00:00 Introduction

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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