The Wisdom of Joseph Campbell–Myths

~ Read myths. They teach you that you can turn inward, and you begin to get the message of the symbols. Read other people’s myths, not those of your own religion, because you tend to interpret your own religion in terms of facts — but if you read the other ones, you begin to get the message. Myth helps you to put your mind in touch with this experience of being alive. Myth tells you what the experience is.~

~ All religions are true but none are literal.~

~ What gods are there, what gods have there ever been, that were not from man’s imagination?~

~ Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.~

~ Myth is what we call other people’s religion.~

~ Wherever the poetry of myth is interpreted as biography, history, or science, it is killed.~


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