27 septembre 2007

The Monomyth, or, mysterious adventures and the knowledge transmitted by art

"A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man."
- Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces

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1 commentaire:

jmac a dit…

I thought of the perfect example to illustrate out discussion on this topic: the last shot in the last scene, of the last episode, of the last season of . . . Buffy the Vampire Slayer!