Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Campbell's View of Modern Society

Man should not be in the service of society, society should be in the service of man. When man is in the service of society, you have a monster state, and that's what is threatening the world at this minute. ...

[W]hen you come to the end of one time and the beginning of a new one, it's a period of tremendous pain and turmoil. The threat we feel, and everybody feels--well, there is this notion of Armegeddon coming, you know. ...

Joseph Campbell [1904-1987]

in The Power of Myth (with Bill Moyers),
from conversations recorded in 1985 and 1986.
(Pages 8 and 17)