Thursday, August 23, 2012

QoD Joseph Campbell on the goal of the Hero's Journey

"[The end of the hero's journey] is not to identify oneself with any of the figures or powers experienced. The Indian yogi, striving for release, identifies himself with the Light and never returns. But no one with a will to the service of others would permit himself such an escape. The ultimate aim of the quest must be neither release nor ecstasy for oneself, but the wisdom and power to serve others."

--Joseph Campbell

1 comment:

tristanlee said...

its interesting you should post this...Joseph Campbell has been inspiring me for since my teens and he continuous to be a inspiring force for many. =)