When a mythic dimension is opened

I can tell you that when a mythic dimension is opened to people, happiness, joy, and a sense of what might be called self-potentiality is opened to them as well. They have been given the saving image of human self-confidence and a new appreciation of the value of being human. Without this, they remain the toys of some political elite enforcing its own will for its own self-satisfaction and profit

-- Joseph Campbell
Unpublished Interview by Costis Ballas, 1985 (Campbell Archive, Box 107, Folder 12)
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