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Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth 

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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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Joseph Campbell ...  Self 6 episodes, 1988
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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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Joseph Campbell: Dragons guard Gold and Virgins and can make use of neither.
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Making Sense of Religion and Mythology
3 June 2002 | by Gerkins8See all my reviews

This series opened my eyes to the possibilities of the human life journey. Now, all that I had been taught on Sundays found integration with the rest of the week. Seeing metaphorically changes everything. This is a long series, but need not be viewed in a single sitting. Even though "The Power of Myth" still runs occasionally on PBS, for those whose lives have been irrevocably touched by Joseph Campbell will want to add this ground breaker to their collection.


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