Tuesday, May 19, 2020

To create a work of art is to create the world. —Vassily Kandinsky


… [T]he waters of the fountains of inspiration dispensed to artists by the Muses, the liquor in the little pails of the guides and guardians of the mysteries, the drink of the gods, and the distillate of love are the same, in various strengths, to wit, ambrosia (Sanskrit, ‘amrta,’ 'immortality’), the potion of deathless life experienced here and now. It is milk, it is wine, it is tea, it is coffee, it is anything you like, when drunk with a certain insight—life itself, when experienced from a certain depth and height.

—Joseph Campbell,
Creative Mythology (Vol. IV of The Masks of God), p. 8


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