Synopses & Reviews
The Power Of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminient scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people. To him, mythology was the "song of the universe, the music of the spheres." With Bill Moyers, one of America's most prominent journalists, as his thoughtful and engaing interviewer, The Power Of Myth touches on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, offering a brilliant combination of intelligence and wit.
"The symbols of mythology and legend are all around us, embedded in the fabric of our daily lives, and the Moyers-Campbell dialogues are a welcome guide to recognizing and understanding their meanings." Cincinnati Post
"A glittering explanation of a literary world of the spirit....Scintillating conversation and provocative ideology are rampant in this book." Pasadena Star-News
About the Author
Joseph Campbell was an American mythologist, writer and lecturer, best known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion.