Cosmology and the Mythic Image (Audio: Lecture II.5.4)
There is a beautiful saying by Novalis: The seat of the soul is there where the inner world and the outer world meet. This is the secret of all myth. The imagery of myth is supplied from the out of the world, outer world, outer space. It comes by way of the senses to the mind. But the image does not become mythologized until it meets the message from the heart. — Joseph Campbell
How do you talk about the universe, the big bang of creation, light years, archetypes, mythology, and the heliocentric universe in one lecture? Campbell pulls from many sources and blends them into a wonderful telling of a view of the universe, then ends with a story of Indra Purana, much to the audience’s delight.
This lecture was recorded at the Jung Institute – San Francisco in 1983.