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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
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.
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.
50yrs old / audible member for 5 yrs library. 75% nonfiction, 15% classics and 10% fiction. History/Science/biography/Eng.18th cent fiction
I found this book good but frustrating. First off Its way too short, Secondly I found the insufficiency of Campbells answers frustrating-
What we have here is an articulate insightful man with a message- who NEVER seems to articulate it in his interviews, and this is why Ive never understood the synthesis of his work.There was a reference to this in this interview which at least gives me a trail to follow so at some point I will be able to extrapolate his applicable conclusions
He always talks of the place myth has in society at large and numerous other things,which is fine and always interesting and entertaining- but I think what Im just now starting to understand despite the contents of this book is the place myth has in our own lives. I think THAT is what is not just fascinating but highly useful in understanding our own behavior and the dynamics of those closest to us. That should be the #1 point of discussion as far as Im concerned and that is where I think the greatest value of his work lies. Im not positive that this is the case yet but I suspect that its so.
Having said all this is not to say this work is without value. I thought it was interesting but Im frustrated that he never fully articulates the applicability of myth in our lives in all of the interviews ive heard.
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.
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.
Very interesting commentary and points of view from a scholar in myth, mysticism and spirituality, a must read in the life class arena.
"Inspiring wisdom from a great mind"
I've listened to this collection of interviews several times and intend to listen again many more - the dialogue explores so many areas of spirituality, psychology and mythology from all around the world. Campbell spent his life dedicated to the exploration of mythological motifs and understanding their significance to the individual's life. He shares a wealth of insights here, often with humour and zest, and always with clarity. Highly recommended. Good audio quality too.
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