Monday, October 14, 2013

Enchantment is living in a bungalow of stories

Snowbirdredux posts "I Do Believe" in which the blogger shares pictures of her magical garden and refers to Joseph Campbell. She writes, "It’s no coincidence that the other books which sit upon my 'favorites' shelf, along with Joseph Campbell, are my Mom’s A Book of Angels by Sophy Burnham, the Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang, Riting Myth, Mythic Writing by Dennis Patrick Slattery, and Care of the Soul and The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life, both by Thomas Moore.

The quote from Moore’s The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life includes, "Enchantment is a condition of unending suspension of disbelief, the willingness to live in a bungalow of stories rather than a warehouse of facts. It places imagination before information, and wisdom before intelligence…"