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The Hero's Journey: The World of Joseph Campbell (1987)

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Joseph Campbell discusses the nature of the hero in mythology.

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Cast overview:
Peter Donat ...
Himself - Host (voice)
Joseph Campbell ...
Himself - Mythologist
Richard Adams ...
Himself - Author, Watership Down
James Hillman ...
Himself - Psychologist
Himself - Director, Star Wars
Jean Erdman ...
Herself - Joseph's Wife


Joseph Campbell discusses the nature of the hero in mythology.

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Joseph Campbell: The job of science is to give you an image of the universe - what it's like, what it actually is like. This changes from decade to decade. There's no science that says, "I've found the truth." It's a working hypothesis and the next season we'll have another structure. The problem of mythology is to relate that found truth the the actual living of a life. The myth has to deal with the cosmology of the day and it's no good when it's based on a cosmology that's out of date. That's one of our ...
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