#JosephCampbell #quotes #dreams
The bold and truly epoch-making writings of the psychoanalysts are indispensable to the student of mythology; for, whatever may be thought of the detailed and sometimes contradictory interpretations of specific cases and problems, Freud, Jung, and their followers have demonstrated irrefutably that the logic, the heroes, and the deeds of myth survived . . . → Read More: Campbell: Modern Mythology is Pantheon of Dreams
Initiation – Road of Trials on the Hero's Journey
There can be no question: the psychological dangers through which earlier generations were guided by the symbols and spiritual exercises of their mythological and religious inheritance, we today (in so far as we are unbelievers, or, if believers, in so far as our inherited beliefs . . . → Read More: Initiation – the Road of Trials on the Hero’s Journey
“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