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The Power of Myth: Programs 1-6 | [Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers]

The Power of Myth: Programs 1-6

An exhilarating journey into the mind and spirit of a remarkable man, a legendary teacher, and a masterful storyteller, conducted by TV journalist Bill Moyers for their acclaimed PBS series.
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Publisher's Summary

An exhilarating journey into the mind and spirit of a remarkable man, a legendary teacher, and a masterful storyteller, conducted by TV journalist Bill Moyers for their acclaimed PBS series.

Program One: "The Hero's Adventure"
Program Two: "The Message of the Myth"
Program Three: "The First Storytellers"
Program Four: "Sacrifice and Bliss"
Program Five: "Love and the Goddess"
Program Six: "Masks of Eternity"

© and (P)1988 Apostrophe S Productions. All rights reserved; (P)2001 HighBridge Company

What the Critics Say

"Those familiar with the six-part PBS series on Joseph Campbell will especially enjoy this audio production. Moyers follows the same format as the TV series: The journalist plies the tuning fork to the teacher's mind, and we listen as Campbell waxes rhapsodic on the hero, the nature of myth, storytelling, the goddess, and finally what we understand of eternity. The dialogue, like the video, is filled with Campbell's wonderful stories and punctuated with illustrative sound clips, ranging from Star Wars to the Oum prayer of Tibetan monks. This production goes into greater depth than the video text, focusing more on Campbell's exciting ideas than his personality and work. Dialogue, of course, is the best format for ideas, and Campbell's insights into myth and religion are a most refreshing response to our age, so deeply troubled with the clashing voices of religious fundamentalism. Let's listen again to Joseph Campbell." (AudioFile)

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    Magda Carmichael, CA, USA 11-16-07
    Magda Carmichael, CA, USA 11-16-07
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    "Amazing"

    I truly feel God kissing me on my cheek when I listen to Joseph Campbell. His deep spirituality without religiosity is refreshing.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Inrezidence Los angeles, Ca 05-26-15
    Inrezidence Los angeles, Ca 05-26-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Timeless"

    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.

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    Melle 05-26-15
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    "Wonderful listen"

    I wish there were more Joseph Campbell available. This is one of my favorite audio programs of all time.



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    Chris 05-21-15
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    Great storytelling by Moyers and Campbell. Very touching telling, will help you discover the mystery of life

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    neto de paula 05-20-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Still the best!"

    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.

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    @ChadGrills 05-19-15
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    "Straight wisdom."

    There aren't the proper words to describe this audiobook.

    No matter who or where you are, it's worth a listen.

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    MIKE 05-18-15
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    "The teacher behind the Star Wars myth."

    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.

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    Ray 05-14-15
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    "Insightful"

    The power of myth did an excellent job of explaining the phenomenon of life and the shallow concepts we behold without challenging

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    "Life Changing"

    Every time I listen to this I get more and more from it. I recommend it to everyone I know.

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    Diana 04-13-15
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    "Skimming human history and the meaning of 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.

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