Prologue: Section 1
• Noted author and mythologist Joseph Campbell uses the story of the hero as a springboard to explore essential human truths.
• The Monomyth offers theories of the importance of myth in culture, society, and experience.
• Myth and Dream begins discussion of the sub-conscious.
• The universe experiences are archetypes.
• Example of man killing father and taking care of his mother.
• Example of female musician aided by wise old man.
• Various cultures will be cross-referenced.
Prologue: Section 2
• Tragedy and Comedy - both aspects of the same experience of living.
• The Hero and the God - Hero embarks on journey, encounters outside forces, wins, and then returns to share gifts with common man.
• The Hero is gifted and brings enlightenment to others.
Prologue, Section 3
• The World Navel - There is a central image from which all truth flows, aka center of existence.
• Everything emerges from the World Navel.
• Ex. God...
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