Thank you for your excellent advice on all fronts. I’ll write the following to her, “If I do have a guru of that sort, it would be Zimmer—the one who really gave me the courage to interpret myths out of what I knew of their common symbols. There’s always a risk there, but it’s the risk of your own personal adventure instead of just gluing yourself to what someone else has found.”
Also, James, I’ll mention Campbell’s own words, “Historical Development of Mythology” is what I am interested in — Not the various volumes of the Historical Development of Mythology, which too are master pieces. I’ll invite her here. She might really be an asset. I’ll also chat about he gender bias issue. You turned me in the right direction, dear friend.