The Value of the Trickster

[T]here’s a very special property in the trickster: he always breaks in, just as the unconscious does, to trip up the rational situation. He’s both a fool and someone who’s beyond the system.~Joseph Campbell,

An Open Life:

Joseph Campbell in Conversation with Michael Tom

Sometimes the trickster is the only one wise enough to voice what others, in their ignorance and their complacency, can not.

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