Most definitley the quality and faithfulness to the original Television broadcast specials. Originally I watched this series during a Mythology course in High School and have been looking for it ever since.
The conversation between Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell comes off as both authentic and organic in approach yet guided enough to provided insight and clarity on the stories, myths and legends gone over.
Joseph Campbell began his mythological fascination with the stories and different cultures of the Native American peoples and it comes across quite strong in those moments of discussion.
As always Joseph Campbell stresses his own personal life philosophy of "Follow Your Bliss" time and time again. While reminding us that these infuential stories and myths are meant to guide and inform not dictate and enforce our life coices.
Truly a phenomenal work from an important scholar. I would recomend this to anyone, both academic professionals and those who are new to Joseph Campbell and critical thought of world mythology.
Moyers and Campbell do a wonderful job of bringing an esoteric subject to the mainstream and making it relevant. It is one of the best programs I've listened to all year (and there are many). I will be searching for more like this.
This is excellent for anyone who may want a history lesson on their religion and to see how they all tie in together!
I only got halfway through this book because Campbell repeated reference to nature made me very depressed at knowing how we have degraded and endangered nature. I thought he also wasn't very clear on expressing why we develop mythology, or in referencing common modern stories that illustrate this. I'll look elsewhere for an understanding.
the entire series is essentially 6 interviews about mythology and religion. he explains the importance of believing in myths, and how it can help us. One of many books that I've read that actually matter.
An audible junkie, addicted to all things spiritual, meaningful, enlightening, masculine, additions to my own experiences and journey!
Opens you up to a world of new possibilities and different perspectives.
Different concepts but somewhat similar to Iron John by Robert Bly.
No crying but laughter from time to time.
I wish I had been exposed to Joseph Campbell many years ago, when he was still alive. I think I missed out!