In this age of hateful atheism against the holier than thou, you can listen to thoughtful people openly discussing spirituality before it became a red/blue issue.
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 had high expectations from this audiobook that remained unmet. Dr. Campbell seems to be enchanted by Hindu mythology and surprisingly oblivious to other faiths. In the end, I felt that he himself was confused about the theories he went on chasing throughout his life. He didn't believe in afterlife and I'd be curious to know how he thinks now, being dead.
Agree or disagree with the perspective and positions held by Joseph Campbell but if you listen you can not help yourself but to be stirred to thought. Listening to the power of myth helped me deepen my own beliefs about the eternal and gave me new lenses to examine and interpret my experience of God.
This is audio of some interviews (a TV series) it is weird. I wish it was just the book instead (published later based on these discussions) but that does not exist. The subject is about hero myths, many insightful comparisons from various stories popular and historical by an expert. The format feels somewhat like a podcast though, and it also seems like there were visual components missed with the audiobook format
Bill Moyers honors Joseph Campbell in these interviews. The conversations and both their voices hone in on the content in an artistic and holy manner.
I've always admired Joseph Campbell for his fount of knowledge and passion. Here he brings a refreshing glance as well into his own spiritual beliefs and how he followed his bliss. Would definitely recommend.