I love your enthusiasm, sunbug!
You are so right that many critics tend to dismiss Joseph Campbell based on a superficial reading. I find reading Campbell in many ways is like peeling an onion – layer upon layer upon layer. The Power of Myth is a wonderful place to start, but that really is just a beginning: there is so much more to his work – more nuance, more treasures – for those willing to explore.
I am so glad The Ecstasy of Being speaks directly to your own experience and understanding of Dance.