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In these entries from the journals that Joseph Campbell kept during his life-changing trip to South and East Asia in 1955–56, the mythologist experiences firsthand a Shintō fire ceremony, discusses Asian philosophy, religion, and art with Japanese and Western scholars, re-examines his own experiences in India (earlier in the sabbatical), and begins to define his own field of study.

Taken from Asian Journals: India and Japan, “Tea & Fire” is a window into a world — both mythic and mundane — that altered Campbell’s career, and changed the way that we look at myth.