Thursday, November 5, 2009

Some food for thought and a hiatus

So, I'm headed out on some travels again and will be taking a hiatus for the next few weeks. I promise to return with fresh thoughts, poetry and photographs. I'm excited...another one for the bucket list.

In the meantime, I wanted to share some of my favorite Joseph Campbell quotations with you. These are taken from Sukhavati - a wonderful DVD featuring bits of his lectures about myths. (nota bene: the "I" he uses is the universal "I"...not the "I" of the ego self.) Enjoy!


"I am yesterday, today, and tomorrow. I have the power to be born a second time. I am the source and creator of all the gods."

"And man was not breathed into the earth but came out of the earth."

"Dreams are self-luminous. They shine of themselves as gods do. Myths are public dreams. Dreams are private myths. By finding your own dream and following it through, it will lead you to the myth world in which you live."

"The passage is from dream to vision to the gods and they are you. All the gods, all the hells, all the heavens are within you. The god is in you. It is not something that happened somewhere else a long time ago. It's in you. This is the truth of truths. This is what the gods and myths are all find them in yourself and take them into yourself and you will be awakened in your mythology and in your life. In deep, dreamless sleep, consciousness is still there but it is covered over by darkness. But suppose you could find that consciousness. Suppose you could go into deep sleep awake -- to go awake into that sphere where there is consciousness but consciousness of no specific thing. Waking consciousness deals only with what has happened. Deep sleep holds all that is future because the future can come from nowhere else but the energies of the psyche."

"We are in accord with the universal rhythm."


Aly said...

Have a good trip!!

Kelly McGannon said...

hi, aly! now that i'm back, i have so much to share. stay tuned! it was a fabulous trip!!!