Loved this series on PBS when it first aired, and was thrilled to see it available on audible.com. Can revisit with Mr. Campbell often.
Having read the book about a half a dozen times, this is my companion for life. More than just a master class in mythology, Joe Campbell is a master in class. He sets out to demystify religions and its symbol and turns a study that may get you ever closer to ones spirituality. His life's pursuit of truth and meaning, here distilled, is as engaging as it is "magical". If the Hero has indeed a Thousand Faces, Mr. Campbell's is most definitely amongst them.
I listened because I was curious how George Lucas's legacy was motivated by the works of this mans life. I was truly moved by the breadth of subject and depth of knowledge in these short interviews. I know now why he is respected and revered and I feel his opinions and teachings have now enhanced my life. Some people make bigger ripples than others in the pond we call life.
I loved listening to this conversation between two thoughtful and wise people, one who asked great questions, and the other who gave such interesting answers.
When people have gotten old, and have spent their lives examining ideas and had time to think about what they have learned - and then share the good stuff . . . I want to hear the distillation from their brains.
These six conversations were so fun to listen to. Obviously, skimming through human history in about six hours isn't going to make for deep study, but it does make for fantastic fly-on-the-wall listening as two great minds interact.
A special and unique experience.