Lecture II.3.5 – Mythologies of Alienation and Rapture
Whether there is a God, whether one can be united with God, whether one can transcend God, and all that, it’s a perfect matter simply of vocabulary. And since the ultimate mystery of being transcends all oppositions, it also transcends the opposition of mystery of “there is a God” and “there isn’t a God.” So no matter how you’re thinking about it, just remember you’re thinking about something that can’t be thought about.
— Joseph Campbell
Joseph Campbell examines the concept of duality and its expression in Christianity, as compared to Kundalini yoga, psychology, and psychedelic experiences.
This lecture was recorded at an Esalen Institute workshop in New York, NY in 1971.