Friday, August 01, 2014

myth

We are the children of this beautiful planet. We were not delivered into it by some god, but have come forth from it. We are its eyes and mind, its seeing and its thinking. And the earth, together with its sun, came forth, we are told, from a nebula; and that nebula, in turn, from space. No wonder, then, if its laws and our laws are the same. Likewise our depths are the depths of space. ... We can no longer hold our loves at home and project our aggressions elsewhere; for on this spaceship Earth there is no 'elsewhere' any more. And no mythology that continues to speak or teach of 'elsewheres' and 'outsiders' meets the requirements of this hour.

 - Joseph Campbell