For although life, as Nietzsche declares, “wants to be deceived and lives on deception,” there is need also, at certain times, for a moment of truth.
-- Joseph Campbell
The Masks of God 2: Oriental Mythology (p 34)
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The Masks of God, Volume 2: Oriental Mythology
Volume 2: Campbell offers an explanation of Eastern mythology as it developed into the distinctive religions of Egypt, India, China, and Japan. "The myth of eternal return, which is still basic to Oriental life, displays an order of fixed forms that appear and disappear through all time." – Joseph Campbell