Bringing Forth the Boon
Calling Forth Our Bliss Into Daily Life
The boon bestowed upon a worshiper is always scaled to his or her stature and the nature of one’s dominant desire: the boon is simply a symbol of life energy stepped down to the requirements of a certain specific case. The irony, of course, lies in the fact that, whereas the hero who has won the favor of the god may be for the boon of perfect illumination, what he or she generally seeks are longer years to live, weapons with which to slay the neighbor, or the health of one’s child.
– Joseph Campbell