Joseph Campbell on Travel, Adventure, and Magical Guides


If what you are following, however, is your own true adventure, if it is something appropriate to your deep spiritual need or readiness, then magical guides will appear to help you. If you say, ‘Everyone’s going on this trip this year, and I’m going too,’ then no guides will appear.

Your adventure has to be coming right out of your own interior. If you are ready for it, then doors will open where there were no doors before, and where there would not be doors for anyone else. And you must have courage. It’s the call to adventure, which means there is no security, no rules.

—Joseph Campbell, A Joseph Campbell
Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living

WING: Gifts of Art, Life, and Travel in France is a book about how I was changed by traveling around France with the ghosts of artists and historical figures who shared with me their guides to living.

Soon I will introduce you!  First up will be the photographer known as “The Timecatcher of the Twentieth Century”