#JosephCampbell #quote #Mythology
Now, as I’ve said, these themes are universal. Of course, they occur with different historical inflections here, there, and elsewhere; just so, they’ll occur with different inflections in your life from those in anyone else’s. For every mythological symbol, there are two aspects to be distinguished: the universal and the local. Adolf Bastian coined the terms Elementargedanken and Volkergedanken to describe these two aspects.
Joseph Campbell (Pathways to Bliss, 96)