(P)2005 Hay House, Inc.
I didn't know what to expect since this is a collection of 'radio' programs and speeches... but WOW what a powerful mind and spirit expanding experience.
We are hearing more of Joseph's message and ideas now through other spiritual leaders yet his is so genuine and humble. The fact that these took place in the late 70's and 80's gets me asking... where was I then? I only wish I could have experienced this man's spirit and message while he was alive.
I enjoyed every minute of this collection and HIGHLY RECOMMEND it.
These interviews were conducted over a period spanning more than a decade. As a big fan of Campbell, I always enjoy hearing his perspective - and these interviews do not disappoint. There is some repetitiveness but mitigated by different perspectives each pass through. Enough wisdom for a lifetime! Highly recommended.
This audio presentation is a great introduction to Joseph Campbell. If you want to be the author of your own life, then listen to Joseph Campbell.
I borrowed this from our public library so much I finally realized " hey ! get your own."
My 19 year old loves it as much as his 50 year old mom. It is brilliant insightful and very easy to listen to.
Every time you listen you learn something new.
I wish everyone could experience the wisdom of Joseph Campbel
Life-Altering, Enlightening, Wisdom
Joseph Campbell. Since I 1st was introduced by his series on Art & Myth on PBS in the 1980s, I knew there was a man who could touch my soul & he led me in paths I'd never been before. My vision of the world through his words had a new depth & my horizons were broadened. I could sit on a hillside or curl up by a fireplace & listen to his stories & wisdom for hours. His books prove hard to read, however this is 1 case that I feel an audio form is superior matrix for his tales. His own voice dictates the knowledge he imparts. It was comforting to hear his philosophies and vision of life again.
The story he told about the evolution of religion through the persecution of the Plain's Indians from Buffalo worship to Peyote.
I wish there were more of his books available in audio form. This was the only 1 available.
I am so thrilled with this audio. Joseph Campbell was so ahead of his time. He saw early the need for cohesive spirituality--a belief that the Christ is within us and that religion separates us. These interviews are done with clarity and discretion, focusing on getting the message across. For those exploring "spirituality", this has much to offer.
Very interesting commentary and points of view from a scholar in myth, mysticism and spirituality, a must read in the life class arena.
I'm a big fan of Campbell and have many of his books. I'm also a fan of Michael Toms and have listened to many of his New Dimensions programs. The first thing that bothered me about this listen was how Toms doesn't seem to realize how he is breathing into the microphone while Campbell is speaking!! He sounds like he's a heavy breather on an obscene phone call!! I managed to get past this somehow but the further I got into the program, I realized that it basically could have been edited down to about an hour and a half. All of the concepts they discuss are REPEATED again and again, sometimes verbatim. Not a complete waste of time but disappointing nonetheless.
Of course! I do repeatedly. Joseph Campbell is one of the most insightful and articulate and genuine sources of inspiration I've ever encountered. He's become an imaginary mentor for me! So, naturally, I replay anything I have of him speaking.
I don't have many other audio books like it... the interview format makes it seem like just that: an interview, and not so much an audiobook. That's fine, though. Who cares!? It's still great content and Campbell is still the amazing orator he is.
Michael Toms is okay. He asks good questions. Joseph Campbell is very much "on his game" in this interview, and he explores new topics and emphasizes new ideas.
"A Cup of Joe" [geeze I don't know... haha]
This is worth it! Campbell's message is vital in today's world.
"Wisdom there is - a lot!"
Joseph Campbell has so much to say about myth and how it can inspire our lives. Very very good. Recommended.
I don't write reviews. Except now. This is quite simply the best audio book I've come across. I've listened to many great podcasts and audio books, but this one is special.
"Meandering wisdom of a famous scholar"
Was a very pleasurable listen. Joseph Campbell is so interesting. I really enjoyed listening to this, especially when he discusses one's vocation and whether to pursue money or pleasure.
Everyone interested in myth should listen to this man. A little disappointed that he only spoke about the American Indians
Michael Tom's genuine interest in Campbell's knowledge and teachings of myth makes for fascinating conversations and deep insights. Highly recommended for anybody devoted to their own hero's journey and/or fans of mythology.
"Refreshingly wise and deep"
It is such a refreshing pleasure to listen to people who actually think, feel and see deeply into mechanisms of our beliefs and souls. It is a very inspiring conversation, which almost makes me feel ashamed of the superficiality of most of our thoughts... It's great to listen to people who try to analyse the way we think and act, without judging others, just with respect and love and incredible knowledge of world mythology and religions.
"The wise words of Joseph Campbell"
More than three decades after recording these interviews, Joseph Campbell's words are as relevant now as they were then.
There is some repetition of ideas throughout but a pleasure to hear Joseph explain them in different ways.
"Joseph Campbell is amazing!"
This is my first introduction tp Joseph Campbell and I am thoroughly inspired and can not wait to read/listen to his work!
This although it is a little repetative because it is segments of discussions is still well worth a listen. :)
"Good introduction to Joseph Campbell"
Really enjoyed listening to these conversations, couldn't help thinking that they were a bit repetitive at times, but I suppose that is the nature of studying universal motifs and patterns. Provided some good food for thought and stimulated a desire to go and do some more reading and research into highlighted topics (such as the hero's journey) for myself.
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