Results for the term... "paleolithic"
Results from the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell
Results from the Quotations of Joseph Campbell
- First among the features of the great [paleolithic] caves that are of paramount importance to our study is the fact that these deep, labyrinthine grottos were not dwellings but sanctuaries . . . The enigmatic figures painted into the crypts and deepest recesses of the caves almost certainly hold in their silence the myths of the ultimate source of the magical efficacy of these magnificent shrines.
- "Whence do all these so widely shared themes and motifs derive?" we might ask. "Where do dragons come from? Where, for example, on the map, might I draw a circle to mark the homeland of the species dragon? Or is that place not to be found, perhaps, in any part of the map at all?" If questions of this kind occur to us and we take them seriously enough to begin to look for answers, the quest may take us not only into every part of the world and century of the past, into oriental temples, painted paleolithic caves, and the deepest jungle sanctuaries, but also, in some way or other, inward, upward, and downward, following shamans on their visionary journeys and witches to their sabbaths.
Results from the Myth Blasts of Joseph Campbell
- Dreams, Images of the Feminine, and the Venus of Laussel: What Paleolithic Venuses Tells Us Today
- Art as Revelation
- Mysteries of the Feminine Divine
- Paleolithic Cave Art, Time, and Eternity
- Samhain: Sympathetic Magic
- The Province of the Primitive
- What’s Old Is New Again: Primitive Mythology
- Why Not Dance?