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Theme for April 2019: Resurrection

Our gift to you this month is this a short ebook of a classic interview with Joseph Campbell: Earthrise from Thou Art That (Esingle). Access this download for free until the end of the month.
Week 14 (April 1, 2019)
Offerings for the week of April 1, 2019
Thou Art That cover MythBlast | Death, Eggshells, Zombies, contributed by John Bucher.

The dark night of the soul comes just before revelation. When everything is lost, and all seems darkness, then comes the new life and all that is needed.

Campbell’s Everyday Religion from our Campbell in Culture area.
Week 15 (April 8, 2019)
Offerings for the week of April 8, 2019
Joseph Campbell at his home office in Honolulu c. 1987 MythBlast | The Lively Art of Letter Writing, contributed by Dennis Patrick Slattery.

Only birth can conquer death—the birth, not of the old thing again, but of something new. Within the soul, within the body social, there must be—if we are to experience long survival—a continuous “recurrence of birth” (palingenesia) to nullify the unremitting recurrences of death.

Week 16 (April 15, 2019)
Offerings for the week of April 15, 2019
Melancolia by Albrecht Dürer (print, Germany, 1514. Image courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of New York.) MythBlast | A Mind of Myth, Pt. I, contributed by Bradley Olson.

If you want resurrection, you must have crucifixion. Too many interpretations of the Crucifixion have failed to emphasize that relationship and emphasize instead the calamity of the event. . . . But crucifixion is not a calamity if it leads to new life. Through Christ’s crucifixion we were unshelled, which enabled us to be born to resurrection. That is not a calamity. So, we must take a fresh look at this event if its symbolism is to be sensed.

Week 17 (April 22, 2019)
Offerings for the week of April 22, 2019
Thou Art That cover MythBlast | A Mind of Myth, Part II, contributed by Bradley Olson.

The eternal principle, which never was born, never will die: it is in all things: it is in you now. You are a wave on the face of the ocean. When the wave is gone, is the water gone? Has anything happened? Nothing has happened. It is a play, a game, a dance

-- Joseph Campbell
Week 18 (April 29, 2019)
Offerings for the week of April 29, 2019
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The hero’s death and resurrection is a model for the casting off of the old life and moving into the new.