I don’t know where to begin so I guess I will begin here. Reading Joseph Campbell’s bio ‘A Fire in the Mind’. I got it for my birthday. Taken largely from journals, letters and interviews with people who knew him.
I’m not very far in but so far good! At one point in the beginning 19-yr-old Campbell writes in his journal, “I sat around after dinner and looked wise.” I think I’ve been guilty of that myself! 🙂
It is interesting to see his insight as his religious view change. He writes this profound thing: “Christ certainly had a knowledge of the Universe and therefore was able to perform his miracles by an application of most advanced chemistry and physics..” Another insight: “We must die before we understand the mystery of life. We’ve been put on this earth to work and wonder.” He speculates that if we knew the mysteries of the universe its point would cease.
Currently at the part where he meets Krishnamurti on a ship during a trip to Europe with his family and he is exposed to the teachings of the East..
*Sigh* What a life! ❤