Thursday, September 25, 2008

Joseph Campbell - Crossing of the First Threshold/Belly of the Whale

The divine thunderbolt
Future Buddha
Self-denying he became divine

Wall of paradise
"Coincidence of opposites"
"The highest spirit of reason, who bars the way until he has been overcome"

The world navel, the womb, passage of the threshhold is a form of self-annihilation.

Finn MacCool. Irish hero swallowed.

The devotee at the moment of entry into a temple undergoes a metamorphosis.

"No creature can attain a higher grade of nature without ceasing to exist."
Ananda Coomaraswamy

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