Category Archives: Joseph Campbell

The Symbolism of Easter According to Joseph Campbell

I like Joseph Campbell’s explanation of the symbolism of Easter, the crucifixion and the resurrection of Jesus: “What has always been basic to Easter, or resurrection, is crucifixion. If you want resurrection, you must have crucifixion. Too many interpretations of the Crucifixion have failed to emphasize that relationship and emphasize instead the calamity of the event.…

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The goddess is red with the fire of life…

“The goddess is red with the fire of life; the earth, the solar system, the galaxies of far-extending space all swell within her womb. For she is the world creatrix, ever mother, ever virgin. She encompasses the encompassing, nourishes the nourishing, and and is the life of everything that lives. “She is also the death…

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What If We Choose Not To Do The Things We Are Supposed To Do?

“What if we choose not to do the things we are supposed to do? The principal gain is a sense of an authentic act – and an authentic life. It may be a short one, but it is an authentic one, and that’s a lot better than those short lives full of boredom. The principal…

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What Are We Questing For?

  by  aesoler  “What is it we are questing for? It is the fulfillment of that which is potential in each of us. Questing for it is not an ego trip; it is an adventure to bring into fulfillment your gift to the world, which is yourself. There’s nothing you can do that’s more important than being…

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Joseph Campbell – On Becoming an Adult

Joseph Campbell—On Becoming an Adult (by campbellfoundation) (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

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Joseph Campbell – The Dynamic of Life

Joseph Campbell—The Dynamic of Life (by campbellfoundation) (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

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Joseph Campbell

In one of the Upanishads it says, when the glow of a sunset holds you and you say ‘Aha,’ that is the recognition of the divinity. And when you say ‘Aha’ to an art object, that is a recognition of divinity. And what divinity is it? It is your divinity, which is the only divinity…

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