Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers

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Forty years ago, renowned scholar Joseph Campbell sat down with veteran journalist Bill Moyers for a series of interviews that became one of the most enduringly popular programs ever on PBS. In dialogues that adroitly span millennia of history and far-flung geography, the two men discuss myths as metaphors for human experience and the path to transcendence.
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Joseph CampbellBill MoyersGeorge Lucas
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English [CC]
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  1. 1. The Hero's Adventure
    March 20, 2018
    58min
    13+
    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. 2. The Message of the Myth
    March 20, 2018
    56min
    13+
    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. 3. The First Storytellers
    March 20, 2018
    58min
    13+
    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. 4. Sacrifice and Bliss
    March 20, 2018
    56min
    13+
    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. 5. Love and the Goddess
    March 20, 2018
    58min
    13+
    Campbell talks about romantic love, beginning with the 12th century troubadours, and addresses questions about the image of women - as goddess, virgin, Mother Earth.
  6. 6. Masks of Eternity
    March 20, 2018
    58min
    13+
    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.

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Bill Moyers
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2018
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Kino Lorber
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