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.
A great insight to the fundamental ideas of a great man. I' specially loved his optimism and humility. It' s a little bit repetitive but it' s also a way to highlight the importante ideas. Also I was worried about not understanding because i' m not native english, but I had no problems
I enjoyed listening to Joseph explain how myths aren't just entertaining stories , but lessons on how to live and be part of a group in society. I also found it interesting that today we have lost those myths , and no new myths are being told to replace them.
Deeply simple, that's me. My preferences gravitate to stories that offer chances to reflect. However, don't give me a lot of sugar coating.
I love when the writing is read by the author. It just doesn't get any closer real than to have the real person explain and hearing him tell you about the concepts in his own words.
This was a great audiobook and Joseph Campbell was a wonderful person. I only wish I could have been blessed with having known him.
Considering the years I suppose it's a fair recording but compared to today's standards it isn't the best listen but the content makes it all worthwhile. The power of myth is a better start if you haven't listened.
A great introduction to a man with life changing message. Taken from over a half century of study of word religions. concise and clear. Follow your Bliss.