The Hero's Journey
PechaKucha With David Sarnacki
Unfortunately I never had the chance to meet Joseph Campbell in person. I learned that I just missed one of his discussions held at Fountain Street Church right here in Grand Rapids, MI on his favorite holiday, Halloween or as Joe called it "All hallows Eve." Click here to read that Fountain Street Discussion.
I feel that all of this is even more fitting because it is, of course Halloween time (also my favorite holiday!).
I'll leave you with this quote from Joe himself:
"What am I? Am I the bulb that carries the light, or am I the light of which the bulb is a vehicle?"
"One of the psychological problems in growing old is the fear of death. People can resist the door of death. But this body is a vehicle of consciousness, and if you can identify with the consciousness, you can watch the body go like an old car. There goes the fender, there goes the tire, one thing after another - but it's predictable. And then, gradually, the whole thing drops off, and consciousness rejoins consciousness. It's no longer in this particular environment."
(Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth, pp. 70-71)
Trick or Treat!
All the best,