[dropshadowbox align=”center” effect=”curled” width=”auto” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]CAMPBELL: If you realize what the real problem is— losing yourself, giving yourself to some higher end, or to another— you realize that this itself is the ultimate trial. When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness. And what all the myths have to deal with is transformations of consciousness of one kind or another. You have been thinking one way, you now have to think a different way.
MOYERS: How is consciousness transformed?
CAMPBELL: Either by the trials themselves or by illuminating revelations. Trials and revelations are what it’s all about.
Campbell, Joseph; Bill Moyers. The Power of Myth (pp. 154-155). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.[/dropshadowbox]