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Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth
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The Power of Myth offers an exhilarating journey into the mind and spirit of legendary teacher Joseph Campbell. In conversations with Bill Moyers, Campbell argues that mythology defines and guides lives and culture, challenging viewers to find the heroic journey in their own lives. He explores the enduring myth of death and rebirth, the primitive rite of passage, the role of mystical Shamans, and the decline of rituals in today's society.
Reaching back into early history, Campbell claims that heroic adventures were a part of all world cultures, then challenges viewers to see the presence of a heroic journey in their own lives. He explores the enduring myth of death and rebirth, the rite of passage in primitive societies, the role of mystical Shamans, and the decline of rituals in today's society. His subjects range from the changing images of women to the concepts of God and the role of sacrifice in myth. Titles are: "The Hero's Adventure," "The Message of the Myth," "The First Storytellers, Sacrifice and Bliss," "Love and the Goddess," and "Masks of Eternity."
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