The Power of Myth

The Power of Myth

DVD - 2012
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"Twenty-five 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 aired 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, touching on topics as diverse as world religion, the virgin birth, and pop culture"--Container.
Publisher: [United States] : Acorn Media, c2012
Edition: 25th anniversary ed
Branch Call Number: DVD 291.13 POWER
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (344 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 viewer's guide (9 p. ; 15 cm.)


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A must read/watch if you truly want to delve deeper into understanding the mythos behind Middle-earth and Tolkien's Legendarium. Joseph Campbell, renowned folklorist, explains the hero's journey along with several other archetypes that occur in the stories we know and love.

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Mar 13, 2018

Whether you are just a reader or movie buff or if you are also a writer, there is no better resource for understanding plot, motive, and character development than this series of interviews. I suggest every teen watch this before heading off to college (says the former college English professor).

Jun 16, 2015

I enjoyed this Non-fiction DVD. It is good for all ages. No violence. Joseph Campbell discusses human migration, religions, anthropology, history, psychology, society duties, romantic love, individualism. His work is comprehensive and well organized. He is one of my favorite authors.


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