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Joseph Campbell

Birthdate: 26. March 1904
Date of death: 30. October 1987
Other names: Джозеф Кемпбелл

Joseph John Campbell was an American mythologist, writer, and lecturer, best known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work covers many aspects of the human experience. Campbell's magnum opus is his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces , in which he discusses his theory of the journey of the archetypal hero found in world mythologies. Since the book's publication, Campbell's theory has been consciously applied by a wide variety of modern writers and artists. His philosophy has been summarized by his own often repeated phrase: "Follow your bliss."

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Thou Art That
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Creative Mythology
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Citát „The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.“

„We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.“

—  Joseph Campbell

Variant: You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.

„Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.“

—  Joseph Campbell

Variant: Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.

„Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.“

—  Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

Variant: Follow your bliss and doors will open where there were no doors before.
Source: The Power of Myth

„The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.“

—  Joseph Campbell

Source: A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living

Citát „All the gods, all the heavens, all the hells, are within you.“

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„But in the dream the forms are quirked by the peculiar troubles of the dreamer, whereas in myth the problem and solutions shown are directly valid for all mankind.“

—  Joseph Campbell, book The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Source: The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), Chapter 1
Context: Dream is personalized myth, myth is 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 problem and solutions shown are directly valid for all mankind.

„The passage of the mythological hero“

—  Joseph Campbell, book The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Source: The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), Chapter 2
Context: The passage of the mythological hero may be overground, incidentally; fundamentally it is inward—into depths where obscure resistances are overcome, and long lost, forgotten powers are revivified, to be made available for the transfiguration of the world.... Something of the light that blazes invisible within the abysses of its normally opaque materiality breaks forth, with an increasing uproar. The dreadful mutilations are then seen as shadows, only, of an immanent, imperishable eternity; time yields to glory; and the world sings with the prodigious, angelic, but perhaps finally monotonous, siren music of the spheres. Like happy families, the myths and the worlds redeemed are all alike.

„You become mature when you become the authority of your own life.“

—  Joseph Campbell

Source: A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living

„I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.“

—  Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

Source: The Power of Myth (book), p. 120
Context: Moyers: Do you ever have the sense of... being helped by hidden hands?
Campbell: All the time. It is miraculous. I even have a superstition that has grown on me as a result of invisible hands coming all the time — namely, that if you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in your field of bliss, and they open doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.

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