Joseph Campbell on Following Your Bliss

Joseph Campbell visited me in my dream two nights ago and chatted with me for a long time. I don’t remember what he said, but I suspect it was something along these lines, regarding “Sacrifice and Bliss,” from episode 4 of The Power of Myth:

Such a strong, wise presence he was! I watched The Power of Myth (on videotape!) in the early months after my 1998 TBI. He had a profound impact on me then, and I feel his guidance again since my dream.

I’m copying a YouTube comment by Sitting Owl, as it gets more into the Sanskrit idea of bliss:

Pity you didn’t include the bit where he explains what Bliss is. It can only be found in the video version and helps to clear people’s confusion about bliss; most think it’s desire. The realisation of your BLISS (Your True Being) comes only when you can live any passing moment of your life without being influenced by any FEARS, DESIRES, or SOCIAL DUTIES to live any particular way! As adapted by: Sitting Owl from a quote by: Joseph Campbell

Original Quote: “The realisation of your bliss (your true being) comes when you have put aside the passing moment with its terror, temptations, and its statements of requirements of life that you should live ‘this way’.”

…All of which brings me back to one of my favorite mantras of all time, and the one that happens to be on the back of Doorway #2, The Alchemy Door, which features the Joseph Campbell quote: “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” This quote got acted out in a different dream a couple weeks ago where a wall and then a magical door appeared out of nowhere. Anyway, here’s the Moola Mantra that begins Om Sat Chit Ananda Parabramha:

7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Eliza Ayres on April 26, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal.

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  2. Reblogged this on Deer Heart Reiki Blog and commented:
    Bliss keeps coming into my awareness. Thank you dear Laura for bringing up this subject again. It took many many years for me to get bliss. I wouldn’t be so bold as claiming complete understanding but it does come in waves. Surfing the waves

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  3. Just fascinating and Joseph Campbell, wow… what a guest to have in dream time Laura… 🙂 Not surprising I think given his wisdom… I must look up more of the video’s with him in… I remember reading one of his books oh way way back…. but I cannot remember what its called, as I no longer have that book I lent it out and it never came back…. But it was inspiring…..
    To have him visit in dream time and having those symbols on the door! Honoured you are…. ❤ 🙏💚💜🌈

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    • Thank you, Sue. Yes, I do feel blessed! Was it maybe The Hero with a Thousand Faces? That is his most famous book.




      • The Hero rings a bell…. 🙂 it was more about his journey I think and conversations and insights about things with others.. I found it very interesting… But it was a long, long while ago since I read it..

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