The energies that move the body

The energies that move the body are the energies that move the imagination. These energies, then, are the source of mythological imagery: in a mythological organization of symbols, the conflicts between the different organic impulses within the body are resolved and harmonized. You might say mythology is a formula for the harmonization of the energies of life.

-- Joseph Campbell
“Joseph Campbell: The Mythic Journey,” by Joan Marler, Yoga Journal November/December 1987
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