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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 Joseph Campbell ...  Self 6 episodes, 1988
Bill Moyers ...  Interviewer / ... 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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Bill Moyers: The God of Death is the Lord of the Dance?
Joseph Campbell: The God of Death is the Lord of Sex at the same time.
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The most important show of my life
23 September 2007 | by hachmom-1See all my reviews

This is the single most important program I ever saw in my life...it introduced my to Joseph Campbell's work, which I later read everything I could get my hands on, and it gave me entire new perspectives on religion, myth, and my whole life's journey. The "labrynth" quote at the beginning of "The hero's journey" has guided me every since. And then there's just the simple pleasure of hearing two intelligent men in intelligent conversation. And its astounding to watch Campbell at his age, so close to his death, discoursing on such a variety of topics. Its rare to say a show changed ones life but this one did. I try to watch it thru at least once every few years, and have proudly introduced many friends to it as well. Must see viewing


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