Joseph Campbell and Buddha

Kurt Spellmeyer writes for Tricycle Magazine about Buddha and the history behind his wisdom.

Spellmeyer talks about how much the dharma’s journey helped Joseph Campbell outline the structure he later refined in his many books, the Hero’s Journey.

It’s no accident that Campbell’s stages match the Buddha’s quest, including the departure from home, a crisis, transformation and, at last, the hero’s victorious return.

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From Tricycle Magazine on September 1, 2018
Attributed to Kurt Spellmeyer (History & Philosophy)