“I dreamed,” wrote a troubled woman
—Joseph Campbell, The Hero With a Thousand Faces, page 5
The simplest manifestation of the Goddess in the early Neolithic planting traditions is as Mother Earth. The Earth brings forth life, and the Earth nourishes life, and so is analogous to the powers of the woman.
—Joseph Campbell, GODDESSES: Mysterious of the Feminine Devine, page 3
This is a very interesting time: there are no models for anything that is going on. Everything is changing, even the law of the masculine jungle. It is a period of free fall into the future, and each has to make his or her own way. The old models are not working; the new have not appeared. In fact, it is we who are even now shaping the new in the shaping of our interesting lives. And that is the whole sense (in mythological terms) of the present challenge : we are the “ancestors” of an age to come, the unwitting generations of its supporting myths, the mythic models that will inspire its lives.
—Joseph Campbell, GODDESSES: Mysterious of the Feminine Devine, page xiv