Saturday, June 22, 2013 11:26:56 PM
@FoolsPrussia: *nod nod* I read some of his books during university. He's a good writer, and seems to honestly believe what he`s writing about (Unlike Strieber, for one of many examples...).
I found it a little "fluffy" after coming from 2 years at a fundamentalist school, but I`ve read a lot of others on similar topics (back then) and they`re good too! Just less widely known.
Saturday, June 22, 2013 7:44:38 PM
"Mr. Campbell didn't invent it nor was he the first to theorize it... "
What Campbell did was synthesize the stories, describe the framework, and popularize the concept. Jung did a lot to help him with the archetypes.
I really think there are a lot of people who would benefit from a class in basic monomyth theory, particularly religious fundamentalists. If they were to understand both the commonality of religious figures throughout history and the principle that a religious teachings are meant to speak to the psyche shared by all people, rather than literal stories, we`d have a more harmonious world.
Saturday, June 22, 2013 5:48:34 PM
First time I've ever seen anyone try to apply the Hero`s Journey to Happy Gilmore, but I appreciate any attempt to explain Joseph Campbell to the laymen. This would be a better world if more people understood the role of the monomyth.