May I ask if anyone has had a dream featuring Joseph Campbell?
According to my own theology and cosmology, there is such a thing as death (of course), but I think that consciousness continues and we go on in some form eternally. That being the case, it is my sense that Joseph Campbell is radiantly and fully alive in the eternal.
I wonder if he casts an eye on our activities on this side of the veil (in between conversing with Schopenhauer, Zimmer, et al., and dancing with dear Jean).
I believe in dreams as a form of guidance (among other things), and I guess I’m interested to know what Joseph Campbell might be saying to us members of the JCF through the medium of dream…
I’ll share a dream I’m fond of and was privileged to have some time ago:
In the dream, I was due to host an event and Joseph Campbell was going to be the speaker. I was at the venue early (I’m an organised sort), and I went out to the corridor to look for him, so I could greet him on his arrival. Suddenly, there he was, standing right before me. “Joe?” I asked. He looked at me and said “YES!”
That was the dream and I’ve put the ‘YES’ in capitals because the YES was, I think, the whole point: he said YES in a way that was so full of life, and so life-giving, vivid, vivacious and invigorating. It was, I believe, the ‘hearty yes’ that he says we must give to our lives and our adventure.