“The Hero Path" by Joseph Campbell

We have not even to risk the adventure alone
for the heroes of all time have gone before us.
The labyrinth is thoroughly known ...
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We have not even to risk the adventure alone
for the heroes of all time have gone before us.
The labyrinth is thoroughly known ...
we have only to follow the thread of the hero path.
And where we had thought to find an abomination
we shall find a God.

And where we had thought to slay another
we shall slay ourselves.
Where we had thought to travel outwards
we shall come to the center of our own existence.
And where we had thought to be alone
we shall be with all the world.”


It seems near impossible to say so much in so few words. Campbell demonstrates what I like to think of as a "cosmic connection." Of course, I don't pretend to understand such mysteries, but possibly this is what the ancients understood as drawing from the well of "the Christ", or "Buddha nature" or "Tao."

—Bei Kuan-tu



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