"Sit in a room and read, and read and read. And read the right books bythe right people. Your mind is brought onto that level, and you have a nice, mild, slow-burning rapture all the time. This realization of life can be a constant realization in your living. When you find an author who really grabs you, read everything he has done. Don't say, 'Oh, I want to know what So-and-so did', and don't bother at all with the best-seller list. Just read what this one author has to give you. And then you can go on and read what he had read. And the world opens up to you in a way that is consistent with a certain point of view. But when you go from one author to another, you may be able to tell us the date when each wrote such and such a poem, but he hasn't said anything to you."
, Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth