I've listened to Gregg Braden extensively. He's a New Ager through and through. He's about as analytical as a billy goat's whiskers (2nd choice). I wouldn't trust his perceptions enough to read my own watch to tell me the time of day. On the positive side, people just love him. =) Big surprise, eh? He's full of stars and rainbows and consciousness raising loveliness. And he has a cool beard and wears his hair just right to indicate his guru ambiance, along with his turtle necks. Must be a great living traveling around, being paid to be listened to while you spill forth imaginative diatribes, fairy dust, writing books, doing interviews, and the whole time people are in awe of you because they know nothing about what you're talking about - not even enough to know that you know nothing about what you're talking about. Great work, if you can get it. Does it come with chicks?
No, Braden is a lump of sandstone, and Campbell is a real gem stone. Good analogy. That's how they compare. My opinion? True. Just my rather well studied, well educated opinion. That kind counts more.
Just to play devil's advocate here...
My motto to live by lately has been..."Beauty often fools those who don't truly see..." Now, when I think of the phrase, I remember that every perception contains a gem within it. Each of us is (no matter how much we may hate to admit it) a part of each other, and no one is more or less important than anyone or anything else. Something drives Braden to do what he does. Maybe there is some ego-gratification, but that's to be expected- especially in a society that stresses ego-cultivation, and is built upon (what I'd call) competitive individuality. You pretty much have to have some "egoic" vibe about you to be taken seriously- at least by most of the "Pop-Scientific" establishment. But the point to me- is that, if Braden helps people to start thinking outside the little box of cultural conditioning they've (potentially) been living in- great! Right?
And I don't know if you've seen Tom (yes, I know you have) but he has a pretty cool beard too... So....