“The basic story of the hero journey involves giving up where you are, going into the realm of adventure, coming to some kind of symbolically rendered realization, and then returning to the field of normal life.”
“The scientist knows that at any moment facts may be found that make the present theory obsolete; this is happening now constantly. It’s amusing. In a religious tradition, the older the doctrine, the truer it is held to be.”
~ Joseph Campbell from Pathways to Bliss
This is the third review I’ve created on Joseph Campbell. As I mention in the others (A Joseph Campbell Companion and The Power of Myth), Campbell sits in the Granddaddy slot in my spiritual family tree. I heart Grandpa Joe. :)
This book is from the collected works series New World Library and the Joseph Campbell Foundation are assembling.
The prose and the presentation are stunningly beautiful. If you haven’t explored Campbell and his hero’s journey yet, get on it! I trust you’ll enjoy this gem, Pathways to Bliss.
Here are some of the Big Ideas:
1. Bliss = - Transcendent wisdom.
2. Your Life - Composed by a novelist.
3. Life Is Calling - Answer, please. :)
4. Say “Yes!” - Pretty please.
5. Bringing the Boon Back - Show me the boon!
Let go of your fears that following your quest is an ego trip… And let’s become transparent to transcendence, my friend!
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