I am going to repeat James, “I simply cannot over emphasize how much I love Stephen’s articulation of this area we have been discussing in relation to the larger topic. This along with the pictures that have been added really open up this intimate connection of the personal to the larger realms Joseph describes. It’s like he is right here with us. Stephen; this is truly such a wonderfully inspired post; thank you!”
But am compelled to add what went straight to the heart, “Second, I wanted to offer a glimpse into how Campbell approached symbols as more than just words on a page. He thought of a mythic symbol as “an energy-evoking and -directing agent” generating a response that “bypasses the brain and dilates the heart.” That energy-evoking directing agent which bypasses the brain is simply divine.