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Joseph Campbell

Data di nascita: 26. Marzo 1904
Data di morte: 30. Ottobre 1987
Altri nomi: Джозеф Кемпбелл

Joseph John Campbell è stato un saggista e storico delle religioni statunitense.

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„Credo che la persona che accetta un lavoro allo scopo di sopravvivere – in altre parole, per il denaro – faccia di sé stesso uno schiavo.“

—  Joseph Campbell

Origine: Citato in Will Tuttle, Cibo per la pace, traduzione di Marta Mariotto, Sonda, Casale Monferrato, 2014, p. 173. ISBN 978-88-7106-742-1

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„But in the dream the forms are quirked by the peculiar troubles of the dreamer, whereas in myth the problem and solutions shown are directly valid for all mankind.“

—  Joseph Campbell, libro The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Origine: The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), Chapter 1
Contesto: Dream is personalized myth, myth is depersonalized dream; both myth and dream are symbolic in the same general way of the dynamics of the psyche. But in the dream the forms are quirked by the peculiar troubles of the dreamer, whereas in myth the problem and solutions shown are directly valid for all mankind.

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„The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.“

—  Joseph Campbell

Origine: A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living

„The passage of the mythological hero“

—  Joseph Campbell, libro The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Origine: The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), Chapter 2
Contesto: The passage of the mythological hero may be overground, incidentally; fundamentally it is inward—into depths where obscure resistances are overcome, and long lost, forgotten powers are revivified, to be made available for the transfiguration of the world.... Something of the light that blazes invisible within the abysses of its normally opaque materiality breaks forth, with an increasing uproar. The dreadful mutilations are then seen as shadows, only, of an immanent, imperishable eternity; time yields to glory; and the world sings with the prodigious, angelic, but perhaps finally monotonous, siren music of the spheres. Like happy families, the myths and the worlds redeemed are all alike.

„You become mature when you become the authority of your own life.“

—  Joseph Campbell

Origine: A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living

„We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.“

—  Joseph Campbell

Variante: You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.

„Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.“

—  Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

Variante: Follow your bliss and doors will open where there were no doors before.
Origine: The Power of Myth

„This is our problem as modern 'enlightened' individuals, for whom all gods and devils have been rationalized out of existence“

—  Joseph Campbell, libro The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Origine: The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), Chapter 2, page 87 (New World Library, 2008)
Contesto: (...) we today (in so far as we are unbelievers, or, if believers, in so far as our inherited beliefs fail to represent the real problems of contemporary life) must face alone, or, at best, with only tentative, impromptu, an not often very effective guidance. This is our problem as modern 'enlightened' individuals, for whom all gods and devils have been rationalized out of existence.

„The happy ending of the fairy tale, the myth, and the divine comedy of the soul, is to be read, not as a contradiction, but as a transcendence of the universal tragedy of man.“

—  Joseph Campbell, libro The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Campbell follows with a quote from Ovid's Metamorposes, "All things are changing; nothing dies..."
Chapter 2
The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949)
Contesto: The happy ending of the fairy tale, the myth, and the divine comedy of the soul, is to be read, not as a contradiction, but as a transcendence of the universal tragedy of man.... Tragedy is the shattering of the forms and of our attachment to the forms... the two are the terms of a single mythological theme... the down-going and the up-coming (kathados and anodos), which together constitute the totality of the revelation that is life, and which the individual must know and love if he is to be purged (katharsis=purgatorio) of the contagion of sin (disobedience to the divine will) and death (identification with the mortal form).

„Economics is itself a function of aspiration. It’s what people aspire to that creates the field in which economics works.“

—  Joseph Campbell

Lecture 1B, 8:20
Mythology and the Individual (1997)
Contesto: All cultures … have grown out of myths. They are founded on myths. What these myths have given has been inspiration for aspiration. The economic interpretation of history is for the birds. Economics is itself a function of aspiration. It’s what people aspire to that creates the field in which economics works.

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