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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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    Sean Homer, NY, USA 05-09-09
    Sean Homer, NY, USA 05-09-09
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    "GREAT listen for one who may need direction"

    This is excellent for anyone who may want a history lesson on their religion and to see how they all tie in together!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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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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    Diana 04-13-15
    Diana 04-13-15 Member Since 2013
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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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    Christopher Keel 04-12-15
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    "An incredible collection of knowledge"

    What can you say about Joseph Campbell.. Perhaps it's fitting that words don't fulfill his brilliance. This is an incredible collection of spirituality, religion, and mythology. It's the best self book because it gives no answers merely an opportunity to facilitate your own questions in a way which may help you find what your looking for. A brilliant collection of talks. A must buy!!!!!

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    brad 03-17-15
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    "Powerful & life affirming"

    I know I've listened to this series a dozen times & every time a new message pushes through, JC's work was phenomenal.....

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    tom 03-16-15
    tom 03-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wisdom to go!"

    I have enjoyed Joseph Campbell for a number of years and this is a wonderful experience to listen to him and bill. A recording to experience over an over.

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    Quietwlf 03-16-15
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    "Ding!"

    What a lovely jewel to find along the road of enlightenment. Thank you, universe. Thank you to the creator of the universe. More please.

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    C. Sanders Vancouver, Washington 03-13-15
    C. Sanders Vancouver, Washington 03-13-15
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    "Power of Myth through symbology and story"

    Had the original series on VHS then CD and now audio. It's just as powerful without the visuals. It is something to listen again and again.

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    Sidney 02-27-15
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    "Phenomenal"

    TRUTH! when you think you know
    you know nothing. When you don't know you know everything!

    Truth through my ears to my heart!

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    Thomas 02-24-15
    Thomas 02-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A good conversation"

    A good start to why we believe what we do and how we got to believe that way. I thought it was in more of a book form, these are interviews with Campbell.

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