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Joseph Campbell: The Power Of Myth (disc 2 of 2) (1988)
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Starring: Joseph Campbell, George Lucas, Bill Moyers
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Category: Drama, Classics, Classics, Documentary, Special InterestDocumentary
Studio: Wellspring
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[None]
Length:
360 mins

 
 

 

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 in the acclaimed PBS series.

1. The Hero's Adventure
Long before medieval knights charged off to slay dragons, tales of heroic adventures were an integral part of all world cultures.Campbell challenges everyone to see the presence of a heroic journey in his or her life.

2. The Message of the Myth
Campbell compares the creation story in Genesis with creation stories from around the world.Because the world changes, religion has to be transformed and new mythologies created.People today are stuck with myths that don't fit their needs.

3. The First Storytellers
Campbell discusses the importance of accepting death as rebirth as in the myth of the buffalo and the story of Christ, the rite of passage in primitive societies, the role of mystical Shamans, and the decline of ritual in today's society.

4. Sacrifice and Bliss
Campbell discusses the role of sacrifice in myth, which symbolizes the necessity for rebirth.HE stresses the need for every one of us to find our sacred place in the midst of today's fast-paced, technological world.

5.Love and the Goddess
Campbell talks about romantic love, beginning with the 12th century troubadours, and addresses questionsabout the image of women - as goddess, virgin, Mother Earth.

6. Masks of Eternity
Campbell provides challenging insights into the concepts of God, religion and eternity, as revealed in Christian teachings and the beliefs of Buddhists, Navajo Indians, Schopenhauer, Jung and others.