Audio: Lecture I.4.1 – Man and Myth
There are two orders of dream. There is the simple personal dream, where you get tangled up in your own personal twists and resistances to your life and so forth…. But then there is another level of dream which we call vision where one has gone past the sphere of his personal horizon and confronted the great universal problems that are those rendered in the great myths. —Joseph Campbell
In this thought-provoking talk, Joseph Campbell explores the origins of myth. Building on Jung’s observations that myths are like dreams, he argues that the source of both myth and dream is the human psyche. Myths, it could be said, are public dreams; dreams are private myths.
Running time: approx. 60 minutes