[joe-frank-list] Jack Kornfield
antonjf at hesiod.org
Sun Jun 18 21:48:26 PDT 2006
It took quite a while for me to stop being annoyed by Jack's voice
in Joe's work. For me, Jack seems like a pale, monotone and overly
simple version of Alan Watts. Having heard many of the recordings
of Alan Watts' lectures, Jack puts me to sleep. Alan's talks and
stories seem very much more like Joe's work to me. I've also thought
that Joe might have run out of his own point of view. Joe's early
work was often actors doing some reading with Joe as a kind of
narrator or chorus pointing something out. When Jack Kornfield
showed up, I felt that Joe deligated the narrator/chorus role to
Jack because so much of those shows are Joe and Frank or Debi on
> I would absolutely love to hear what everyone's take on Jack Kornfield
> is, and what they think Joe's take on him is.
> I initially regarded them ironically, and assumed Joe was using them as
> counterpoint to Debi (who seems after a sense of spiritual fulfillment)
> and also sometimes Larry (who seems to misunderstand Jack completely).
> But, now I've actually gotten really into them. I feel like Joe is
> using them to condemn Debi and Larry's world view. But, then, does Joe
> subscribe to Jack's philosophies?
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