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Joseph Campbell

“Mythologies, in other words, mythologies and religions, are great poems and, when recognized as such, point infallibly through all things and events to the ubiquity of a ‘presence’ or ‘eternity’ that is whole and entire in each. In this function all mythologies, all great poetries, and all mystic traditions are in accord; and where any such inspiriting vision remains effective in a civilization, every thing and every creature within its range is alive.”

Joseph Campbell, “Myths to Live By” (Copyright © Joseph Campbell Foundation), Penguin Compass Edition, p. 257