"People say that we’re all seeking a meaning for life. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our innermost being and reality, so that we will actually feel the rapture of being alive.’


 ~Joseph Campbell

  The Power of Myth




This website is a photographic journal of my personal journey of self-discovery. The photos within chronicle my gradual evolution from a conservative, traditional American housewife and mother to a person open to exploring new cultures and experiences. Joseph Campbell’s insightful comments above describe the unconscious longing underlying my personal metamorphosis. By being willing to risk the security of a safe, comfortable, some might say cushy lifestyle, I have discovered that traveling in a tiny aircraft is exhilarating rather than paralyzing, that close interaction with a primitive tribe is stimulating rather than threatening, and that living in the untamed bush is intoxicating rather than terrorizing. The exhilaration of the rapture is all-consuming - enriching my life and forever changing me.   

© 2015 Barbara Hollweg