And so, to return to our opening question: What is –– or what is to be –– the new mythology?
It is — and will forever be, as long as our human race exists –– the old, everlasting, perennial mythology, in its “subjective sense,” poetically renewed in terms neither of a remembered past nor of a projected future, but of now: addressed, that is to say, not to the flattery of “peoples,” but to the waking of individuals in the knowledge of themselves, not simply as egos fighting for place on the surface of this beautiful planet, but equally as centers of Mind at Large –– each in his own way at one with all, and with no horizons.
And so, to return to our opening question: What is–or what is to be — the new mythology?
-- Joseph Campbell
Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers (video) (ep. 1)
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