Sunday, March 02, 2008

Sunday Papers: Joseph Campbell

"Hinduism, like Judaism, is basically a racial religion: one is born a Jew, born a Hindu. Buddhism, on the other hand, is, like Christianity, a religion founded on belief: a creedal religion, hence a world religion, open to all equally, no matter of what mother born. And that, finally, is the meaning of the symbol of the virgin birth. It is neither of race, nor of caste, but absolutely of the spirit."

--The Mythic Image

On the turntable: Coldplay, "X&Y"
On the nighttable: Bruce Chatwin, "On the Black Hill"
On the reel table: "Stagecoach" (Ford, 1939)

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