I enjoyed this book because Joseph Campbell helps one see the big picture. I had so many realisations while listening to this audio and of particular importance is the fact that one often views mythology in a literal sense and misses the essence of what is being taught or shared.
The sound quality isn't great. Michael Tom's knowledge of mythology made for very interesting interviews however he sounds as if he has a blocked nose and his breathing was quite loud. I found this very distracting when listening to the audio.
It is always a joy to hear the awe-some insights of Joseph Campbell from his own voice. No matter how many times one listens to Campbell's interviews and lectures, new insights and wisdoms are found each time.
Like any great life lesson is simple in its nature, so does Joseph Campbell in explaining life's human mysteries in very simple terms. Loved every second of the book.
I can't do justice to reviewing Campbell's ideas. He's opened me up to do much in life and I'm so thankful. And listening to him at different points in my life keep giving me new insights. The interviewer Toms is OK but at times a little annoying. Has habit of Whining about today's world but Campbell always has ability to take in a good direction.
The power of myth is one of my favorite books but I was worried that this would just be a repacking. This collection of interviews sticks with a successful format and gives you the absolute best of Campbell. The discussion jumps all over the place and never gets dull.
There is something poetic about the way Mr. Campbell speaks. His PBS specials were always a favorite of mine. The way he magically ties all religious beliefs into a common foundation is intreging.