Friday, April 29, 2005

Welcome to the Joseph Campbell Foundation Website!

"Transparent to the Transcendent..."

Joseph Campbell was a mythic figure. His contribution to the understanding of myth in our life sealed his fate as one of the permanent stars in our ideational sky. I got to spend a day with him back in '80 or '81, but have yet to meet Kevin Bacon, although I know that Francis Bacon was also fond of gardens. But just as with Bucky Fuller and Anthony Burgess, they all died only a few months after after our meeting. Is it my breath?

The lesson for me was...get to know your elderly masters. They will not be around as long as a lot of other folk. And they invariably have the best wisdom to offer.