Some such elementary course in comparative mythology as I have here suggested––conducted, however, by a team of scholar-specialists lecturing
in their special fields and separately directing individual student projects––could be put together readily in any one of the major universities. It would
serve not only to open to students a view of the whole range of possibilities before them, when they enter as wide-eyed youngsters the enchanted wood
of the world’s learning, but also to lead them along, through paths of their own choosing, to explorations of its deep groves.
Some such elementary course in comparative mythology as I have here suggested-conducted, however, by a team of scholar-specialists lecturing
-- Joseph Campbell
Mythic Dimension, The (p. 13)
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