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The Power of Myth: Programs 1-6 Radio/TV Program

The Power of Myth: Programs 1-6

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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"

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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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    What made the experience of listening to The Power of Myth: Programs 1-6 the most enjoyable?

    Most definitley the quality and faithfulness to the original Television broadcast specials. Originally I watched this series during a Mythology course in High School and have been looking for it ever since.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The conversation between Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell comes off as both authentic and organic in approach yet guided enough to provided insight and clarity on the stories, myths and legends gone over.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Joseph Campbell began his mythological fascination with the stories and different cultures of the Native American peoples and it comes across quite strong in those moments of discussion.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    As always Joseph Campbell stresses his own personal life philosophy of "Follow Your Bliss" time and time again. While reminding us that these infuential stories and myths are meant to guide and inform not dictate and enforce our life coices.


    Any additional comments?

    Truly a phenomenal work from an important scholar. I would recomend this to anyone, both academic professionals and those who are new to Joseph Campbell and critical thought of world mythology.

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    Michael 06-26-11
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    "Incomparable"

    Moyers and Campbell do a wonderful job of bringing an esoteric subject to the mainstream and making it relevant. It is one of the best programs I've listened to all year (and there are many). I will be searching for more like this.

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    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!

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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.

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    "Classic - should be shared with everybody"

    I’ve come back to these interviews multiple times on my life. Each time a new facet, a new insight a new understanding opens up for me. Like the myth’s Campbell shares, this interview is timeless.

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    Christopher Mulle los angeles, ca United States 06-07-17
    Christopher Mulle los angeles, ca United States 06-07-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Brilliant...Moyers and Campbell..."

    What a delight to listen to the marvelous wisdom from the joyful lips of the genuine article...a real hero. Thank you both!

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    "Amazing insight into the human condition"

    Joseph Campbell was a rare treasure of a human and his brilliant insights and synthesis of years of cross-cultural and mythological study are presented here in the format of conversation with one of the best interviewers of our time. The conversation flows with the ease of a river; I find it immensely more accessible than Campbell's formal writings.

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    "Misleading"

    Great insight, although it doesn't follow the book. I'm very disappointed in this audiobook purchase.

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    Erik Eierud 05-04-17
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    "Deepest meanings of all stories"

    Campbell explains with ease the deepest meanings of all stories, including the bible, Buddhist scriptures and of course his favorites which are the Native Americans' stories.

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    "Joseph Campbell has aggregated the world's myths"

    this was a great forum to hear Joseph's natural tongue explaining his work. if a person is looking for more after this, I'd consider CG Jung's work as the father of the archetypal theories with great detail of their meanings through his professional practice.

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