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The Best from Joseph Campbell



Joseph Campbell and Carl Sagan are my "Pope's" in this strange mash-up of spirituality I follow. Their words and wisdom just fit my soul, and here I will share some of my favorites from Mr. Campbell himself.

I'll just keep updating and adding to this thread. I'll change the date each time I do so it seems new. I'll make it clear what is new and what is old each time as well.
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June 24th, 2015 Entries

"Sacred space is an absolute necessity for anybody today. You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes to you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you may find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen."

~Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth



"In Sanskrit, which is the great spiritual language of the world, there are three terms that represent the brink, the jumping-off place to the ocean of transcendence: Sat, Chit, Ananda. The word “Sat” means being. “Chit” means consciousness. “Ananda” means bliss or rapture. I thought, “I don’t know whether my consciousness is proper consciousness or not; I don’t know whether what I know of my being is my proper being or not; but I do know where my rapture is. So let me hang on to rapture, and that will bring me both my consciousness and my being.”

~Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth
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May 29th, 2015 Entries:


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Furthermore, we have not even to risk the adventure alone, for the heroes of all time have gone before us. The labyrinth is thoroughly known. We have only to follow the thread of the hero path, and where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god. And where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves. Where we had thought to travel outward, we will come to the center of our own existence. And where we had thought to be alone, we will be with all the world."

~Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces

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"One of the great disadvantages of a literary or scriptural tradition, like the biblical one, is that a deity or context of deities becomes crystallized, petrified at a certain time and place. The deity doesn’t continue to grow, expand, or take into account new cultural forces and new realizations in the sciences, and the result is this make-believe conflict we have in our culture between science and religion."

~Joseph Campbell

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