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Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth 

Mythologist Joseph Campbell presents his ideas about comparative mythology and the ongoing role of myth in human society.
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Mythologist Joseph Campbell presents his ideas about comparative mythology and the ongoing role of myth in human society.

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Rory Gilmore and Paris Geller watch The Power of Myth in the Gilmore Girls episode "Girls in Bikinis, Boys Doin' the Twist" (season 4, episode 17) while on spring break. See more »

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Bill Moyers: There are some wonderful things going up in New York right now. Are any myths going to come from that, do you think?
Joseph Campbell: Something might.
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A fascinating insight into the mind of a true inspiration...
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I had never heard of Joseph Campbell before stumbling across this series on PBS one afternoon. I was immediately absorbed in this penetrating (as deep as Bill Moyers goes) look at the power of myth and it's part in explaining our existence. He has an amazing ability to relate stories to just about any subject or experience, basically off the top of his head.

Imagery, symbolism, psychology, theological philosophy- it's all here in living color from one man in an extended interview that seems to touch on most if not all of the majors man has pondered over the ages. A must see for anyone seriously considering our place under the heavens, amongst the gods.


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