Wisdom from Joseph Campbell

I just finished reading The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell. It’s prep work for a Sunday service I’m leading in April tenatively titled “The Hero’s Journey, Part II.” I’ll have more to say on that later.

For now, here’s a quote I found particularly helpful:

We have not even to risk the adventure alone; for the heroes of all time have gone before us; the labyrinth is thoroughly known; we have only to follow the thread of the hero-path. And where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god; where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves; where we had thought to travel outward, we shall come to the center of our own existence; where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world.
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