#JosephCampbell #quote #dreams #archetypes
Now, typically, all these archetypes come out personified in myths and dreams. We personify the mystery of the universe as God. The ego becomes the hero or heroine figure. The unconscious self becomes the wise man or woman. The shadow becomes personified, too, as a kind of Mephistophelian figure. Evidently, the . . . → Read More: Myths & Dreams Contain Personified Archetypes
For myths, like dreams, arise out of the imagination. Now, there are two orders of dream. There is the simple, personal dream where you get tangled up in your own twists and resistances to your life, the conflict between wish and prohibition, the stuff of Freudian analysis, and so forth, all of which I will . . . → Read More: Myths, Like Dreams, Arise Out of the Imagination
“But if we are to grasp the full value of the material, we must note that myths are not exactly comparable to dream. Their figures originate from the same sources – the unconscious wells of fantasy – and their grammar is the same, but they are not the spontaneous products of sleep. On the contrary, . . . → Read More: Campbell: myths are not exactly comparable to dream
“It is remarkable that in this dream the basic outline of the universal mythological formula of the adventure of the hero is reproduced, to the detail” (Hero 20).
[personal dream of an operatic artist]
“In our dreams the ageless perils, gargoyles, trials, secret helpers, and instructive figures are nightly still encountered; and in their forms we may see reflected not only the whole picture of our present case, but also the clue to what we must do to be saved” (Hero 93).
This is the initiation phase.
“Dream is the personalized myth, myth the depersonalized dream; both myth and dream are symbolic in the same general way of the dynamics of the psyche.
But in the dream the forms are quirked by the peculiar troubles of the dreamer, whereas in myth the problems and solutions shown are directly valid for all mankind” . . . → Read More: Dream is the personalized myth, myth the depersonalized dream
Ancient healers were in many ways like today’s psychotherapists in that they also treated the patient for psychological ailments. Ellenberger describes the ancient healer:
The healer may or may not be proficient in the treatment of fractures, in the knowledge of drugs, in massage, and other empirical treatments that are often left to lay healers. . . . → Read More: Healing Dreams – Part II
“I swear by Apollo the physician, by Æsculapius, Hygeia, and Panacea, and I take to witness all the gods, all the goddesses, to keep according to my ability and my judgment, the following Oath….”
–The Hippocratic Oath by Hippocrates
As is made clear by the opening line of the Hippocratic’ Oath, a healer would swear . . . → Read More: Healing Dreams – Part I
“Myths are public dreams and dreams are private myths.” – Joseph Cambpell
As Campbell explains it, expounding upon the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, myth and dreams are connected in that mythology is the picture language of the psyche and dreams are the native tongue of this language (Flight 21-22). Dreams, visions, and . . . → Read More: The Function of Dreams in a Private Mythology