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If you realize what the real problem is — losing yourself, giving yourself to some higher end, or to another — you realize that this itself is the ultimate trial.  When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
And what all the myths have to deal with is transformation of consciousness of one kind or another.  You have been thinking one way, you now have to think a different way.
    —    Joseph Campbell
From the book:  “The Power of Myth
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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 a 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.
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For them [the Plains Indians] the whole world was a sacred place.  But our life has become so economic and practical in its orientation that, as you get older, the claims of the moment upon you are so great, you hardly know where the hell you are, or what it is you intended.  You are always doing something that is required of you.  Where is your bliss station?  You have to try to find it.  Get a phonograph and put on the music that you really love, even if it’s corny music that nobody else respects.  Or get the book you like to read.  In your sacred place you get the “thou” feeling of life that these people had for the whole world in which they lived.
    —    Joseph Campbell
From the book:  “The Power Of Myth” (with Bill Moyers)
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Myths and dreams come from the same place.  They come from realizations of some kind that have then to find expression in symbolic form.  And the only myth that is going to be worth thinking about in the immediate future is one that is talking about the planet, not the city not these people, but the planet, and everybody on it.  That’s my main thought for what the future myth is going to be.
   —    Joseph Campbell
From: “The Power Of Myth
Written by Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers
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…Technology is not going to save us.  Our computers, our tools, our machines are not enough.  We have to rely on our intuition, our true being.
   —    Joseph Campbell
From Bill Moyers’ “Introduction” to their book: “The Power Of Myth
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2014 Are You Even Listening?
2013 Namaste
2012 Looking Up
2011 Et Tu Brute?

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