And in athletics, all this mysticism of track, and the rapture and ecstasy in sexual experiences

And in athletics, all this mysticism of track, and the rapture and ecstasy in sexual experiences – all these are mystical; all related to the loss of ego and its tenacity – yielding to a larger opening. That’s what mysticism is, and these are the foregrounds, the shallows of that depth.

-- Joseph Campbell
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