Hero With A Thousand Faces
… by Joseph Campbell.
“Wherever the poetry of myth is interpreted as biography, history or science, it is killed. The living images become only remote facts of a distant time or sky … when a civilization begins to reinterpret its mythology in this way, the life goes out of it, temples become museums, and the link between the two perspectives is dissolved.”
Have just started reading this book and it is rocking my world right now. So strange to read a book that articulates things I have understood intuitively for some time.
I am a tad busy at the moment – studying and writing and listening to epic movie scores (try Star Wars theme in the morning, theme from Exodus on the long ride home…makes my days grand ;-)). I will write a post soon.
Until then, I present these two clips of George Lucas talking about Joseph Campbell, archetypes and “using the force”: