Joseph Campbell, famous author and scholar of mythology, once spoke with Bill Moyers, PBS, and I was flummoxed but lately my middle-aged mind and body is figuring it out-maybe. Unlike Yogi Berra, the NY Yankee, whom I clearly comprehend- ” I didn’t really say everything I said.” -by Yogi Berra
His body of work is fascinating and the series of conversations with Bill Moyers is a treat of journalism and academics. Joseph Campbell inspired his student, George Lucas, to write the Star Wars trilogy.
“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us…”
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 shall come to the center of our own existence.
And where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world.