martes, 2 de abril de 2019

El héroe de las mil caras.

"Furthermore, we have not even to risk the adventure alone; for the heroes of all time have gone before us; the labyrinth is thoroughly known; we have only to follow the thread of the hero-path. And where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god; where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves; where we had thought to travel outward, we shall come to the center of our own existence; where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world.” 
-Joseph Campbell

"El Héroe de las Mil Caras" de Joseph Campbell es quizá uno de mis libros favoritos de la vida. No recuerdo muy bien cómo lo descubrí pero sé que fué hace unos diez años que llegó a mis manos en unas fotocopias malísimas. Este año, que hablé de él en uno de los episodios de mi podcast (EP. 04 - "El héroe que todos somos"), decidí comprármelo para reeleerlo en el lenguaje original. Si tienen la oportunidad no duden en adquirirlo, es un libro que reúne grandes mitos de la humanidad y su relación con los temas más profundos del alma. Para mí es un libro esencial que otorga mucha fuerza interior y autoconocimiento al lector, un libro al que hay que volver una y otra vez, cada vez que una etapa termina y otra comienza.

"The Hero of the Thousand Faces" by Joseph Campbell is perhaps one of my favorite books. I do not remember very well how I discovered it but I know it was about ten years ago that it came to my hands in some very trashy photocopies. This year, I talked about him in one of the episodes of my podcast (EP 04 - "The hero we all are"), so, I decided to buy it to re-read it in the original language. If you have the opportunity, do not hesitate to acquire it, it is a book that brings together great myths of humanity and its relationship with the deepest themes of the soul. For me it is an essential book that gives a lot of inner strength and self-knowledge to the reader, a book to which you have to return again and again, each time one chapter in our life ends and another begins.

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