If you admire Joseph Campbell these conversations with Micheal Tomms will give you another route to understanding the message that Mr. Campbell was trying to get across to his audience. I learned and came to understand helpful concepts through these conversations. I hope it does the same for you.
Some continuity. More JC, and less dialogue with interviewers.
Boredom. JC's writing is so much more rich than this was.
These interviews do a great job of capturing much of the essence that Campbell was trying to share with the world. These have been both calming, life-affirming, and life-changing for me.
I love this recording because reading the book,which I have done, does not come close to hearing the author speak his own words. So many beautiful inflections and subtleties. I will be listening to this great wisdom many times. The person who asked the question "why are we here? " or "what is the meaning of life?" Gets the joyful true answer and the clue to finding it.
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Thanks you Michael Toms for pulling together the best interviews I have heard with Joseph Campbell - every time I listen I get a deeper insight and confidence that I'm on the right path. It's no accident that I am listening to this here in Cambodia where I came to make things right for the damage my country has done but now I see I came here to make things right for the damage done to me. That was a powerful insight and shift in my thinking. I had to drop (hard) my pride that somehow my presents here will change the lives of Cambodians. Now I'm letting them change me.
I love listening to audiobooks during my long drive to work and while I clean house. Historical fiction, Biography, History and novels with strong, well-written characters appeal to me most of all.
These interviews discuss the great tales of humanity. The stories in religions, legends, fairy tales and myths are the same across time and cultures. Joseph Campbell discusses what it says about our psychological make-up and how that influences and reflects societies. It is way more interesting than those dry lines I just wrote.
Hearing the conversation makes it like you are participating in it yourself. That wouldn't happen by reading a transcript of the interviews.
I hated to hit pause during this listen. I've listened to it several times already.
The Power of Myth (Joseph Campbell being interviewed by Bill Moyers) is a good companion to this.