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Monday, November 9, 2015

Joseph Campbell: The idea is to find your own pathway to bliss.




Finally, Gawain, Arthur's nephew, stood up and said, "I propose a vow to this company, that we all go in quest of that Grail to behold it unveiled."

Now we come to the text that interested me.

The text reads, "They thought it would be a disgrace to go forth in a group. Each entered the Forest Adventurous at that point which he himself had chosen, where it was darkest and there was no path."

You enter the forest at the darkest point, where there is no path.

Where there's a way or a path, it is someone else's path; each human being is a unique phenomenon.

The idea is to find your own pathway to bliss.

Joseph Campbell, Pathways to Bliss, pp.xxv-xxvi