Friday, January 10, 2014

Joseph Campbell--The Mythic Symbology of Release

Ch 10 From Darkness to Light: The Mystery Religions of Ancient Greece
 p191 “The notion that it’s out of he darkness of the abyss, the cthonic realm, that life comes is an important mythological motif. And so the [mystery] cults were very much associated with a cycle of death, descent into the underworld, and then life reborn again.”
 p207 “… the two trees in the Garden of Eden. The tree of knowledge of good and evil is the tree of going from unity to multiplicity, and the tree of eternal life is that of going from multiplicity to unity. It’s the same tree in two directions.” -

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