The knowledge of space is the knowledge of our lives. We’re born from space. It was from space that the Big Bang came that sent forth galaxies, and out of the galaxies, solar systems. The planet we are on is a little pebble in one of these things, and we have grown out of the earth of this pebble. This is the fantastic mythology that’s waiting for somebody to write poems about. — Joseph Campbell
In this introduction to Myths of Light: Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal, Joseph Campbell begins his fascinating overview of the central symbols and myths of the great Asian religions by examining the very basis of myth, and by retelling the ancient Indian tale of how the greatest of the Hindu gods was brought low at the moment of his greatest triumph.