Tag Archives: Joseph Campbell

the shrubbery of bliss

  “All the things that I did, you need to understand…I did it for me…I was alive.” Those lines, from the finale of the TV series Breaking Bad, brought to mind a statement made by mythologist Joseph Campbell, years ago: … Continue reading

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Realizing What We Know

Through one of those wonderful, magical events we call “synchronicities”… …I found these words from Joseph Campbell after posting my own thoughts on the circular nature of horizontal time (see December 31 entry)… “Out of the digital you get the … Continue reading

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Singing the Path

  Since the 2010 National Day of Prayer is this Thursday, May 6… …I thought I should post a prayer. But what exactly do we mean by “prayer”?  I’ve worked to find a suitable definition for myself. To me, prayer … Continue reading

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Enigmatic Earth

“When you see the earth from the moon, you don’t see any divisions there of nations or states. This might be the symbol, really, for the new mythology to come. That is the country that we are going to be … Continue reading

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Instrument of Change

Recently, I pondered a dilemma… …a dilemma that only grew more complex as I pondered. Joseph Campbell seeded my thought, years ago, when told Bill Moyers in The Power of Myth: “We are in childhood in a condition of dependency … Continue reading

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Creatively Confused

A growing number of Americans now categorize themselves as “spiritual, but not religious”. Though I hate to fall in line with trends, I must count myself among that group. But what exactly does it mean to be “spiritual, but not … Continue reading

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Tools of Heroism

To best serve our purposes, the new mythology needs an expanded definition of hero (see entries for 11/02 and 10/26). So I offer this insight from Joseph Campbell, as recorded in The Power of Myth, with Bill Moyers: “We are … Continue reading

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