“CompatibilistOptions.” InCampbell, O’Rourke, and Shier 2004a.

Campbell's writing might be scattered, but his process is methodical.

To be turned from the power of Satan unto God.

In this example, Jesus' Mother Mary also appears to have had psychic powers. After giving a talk on the scientific study of the paranormal a few years ago, a colleague (personal communication, October 31, 2001) came to tell me of her grandmother's vision of the Virgin Mary. In Galveston's Hurricane of 1900, her grandmother's family fled to the third floor of their house as the water rose almost to that level. Her grandmother prayed the rosary, and the Virgin Mary appeared to her and told her they would be spared. The water then began to recede.

Campbell's own writings, especially his pre-retirement works, are the best guide to his thought.

The power is capitalizing on the plight of the long-oppressed.

It is, forexample, in the spirit of the Indic myth that Thoreau writes the fantasticpassage connecting Walden with the Ganga and Concord with India, and it is inthe spirit of India that Thoreau wrote or included the story of the artist ofKuru.

Video tapes of the television series  are an indispensable record of Campbell's personality.

(7) Mythology--it has been argued for some time now--is anachronisticin a post-industrial time of technology and computer-theory (Rudolf Bultmann,Gabriel Vahanian, Marshall McLuhann, Wolfgang Giegerich).

“On the Impossibility of Time Travel.” , edited by Joseph KeimCampbell.


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(1) Myths are social constructions, nurture rather than nature, learnedrather than inherited (Naomi Goldenberg, Dorinne Kondo, Carlos Ginzburg). Those who argue for universal or archetypal truth in myth are authorizinga particular set of attitudes, values, and beliefs.

Occidental Mythology (The Masks of God, #3) by Joseph Campbell

(4) A revival of Annal School methodology has placed a new emphasison historicism in the study of myth which works against comparative mythographyand makes it seem Romanticist (Jean-Pierre Vernant, Marcel Detienne).

The Masks of God: Occidental Mythology by Joseph Campbell

(6) There is a widespread criticism of emphasis upon mythology as aperspective because it disengages and distances ideas and reality in amanner that tends to be individualistic, narcissistic, and solipsistic(sources from #1 and #2, above).

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Hurt and HumorIt is the garbage about myth that concerns contemporary scholars ofmyth, and this is in part what some of the controversy over Joseph Campbellis all about. The postmodern academy has detected some leaks in themythological plumbing. I will mention seven nagging drips, togetherwith the some of the names of those who have spotted them.

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These seven critiques, taken together, represent a powerful myth-bashingand bashing of scholars of myth, particularly comparativists. I callthis "mythoclasm," a word I thought that I had coined for this phenomenon,only to discover that Jerome Bruner had already used it in an essay, "Mythand Identity," published in a book edited by Henry Murray () more than forty years ago. Bruner's and my sensesof the word are a bit different. We both are using the term in analogywith the word "iconoclasm," which means "the smashing of icons or idols." But my meaning intends to lean in the direction of Roland Barthes' statement: "[There should be] no semiology which cannot, in the last analysis be acknowledgedas semioclasm." Garbage, by whatever name, smells the same! The question has to do with the vulnerability of the works of Joseph Campbellto this mythoclastic impulse in the postmodern academy.

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In other words, imagine that Ifirst walk through Divinity Avenue, and then imagine that the powersthat be annihilate ten minutes of time with all that it contained, andset me back at the door of this hall just as I was before the choicewas made.