Saturday, October 31, 2009

Joseph Campbell, 26 Mar1904 - 31 Oct 1987

"All the old bindings are broken. Cosmological centers
now are anywhere
and everywhere. The earth is a heavenly
body, most beautiful of all, and
all poetry now is archaic
that fails to match the wonder of this view."

- Joseph Campbell, *Myths to Live By*

Saturday, October 10, 2009

And everything comes to One,

As we dance on, dance on, dance on.
- Theodore Roethke

Saturday, October 03, 2009

A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part
limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts
and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical
delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for
us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few
persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from
the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all
living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true
value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure
and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self.
We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity
is to survive.

-Albert Einstein