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Power of Myth - Joseph Campbell

Paperback Published: 1st July 1991
ISBN: 9780385418867
Number Of Pages: 293

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The national bestseller, now available in a non-illustrated, standard format paperback edition
The Power of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people--including Star Wars creator George Lucas. To Campbell, mythology was the “song of the universe, the music of the spheres.” With Bill Moyers, one of America’s most prominent journalists, as his thoughtful and engaging interviewer, The Power of Myth touches on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, offering a brilliant combination of intelligence and wit.

This extraordinary book reveals how the themes and symbols of ancient narratives continue to bring meaning to birth, death, love, and war. From stories of the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece and Rome to traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity, a broad array of themes are considered that together identify the universality of human experience across time and culture. An impeccable match of interviewer and subject, a timeless distillation of Campbell’s work, The Power of Myth continues to exert a profound influence on our culture.  

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"The symbols of mythology and legend are all around us, embedded in the fabric of our daily lives, and the Moyers-Campbell dialogues are a welcom guide to recognizing and understanding their meanings." -- Cincinnati Post.

Great discussion on story telling & myth


A great companion book for Joseph Campbell's other written works. This book is a transcript for the 10 hour conversation between journalist Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell filmed for a documentary series. Together they discuss the relationship between how story telling and myths have influenced or inspired the development and culture of society. A great discussion by two very thoughtful and articulate gentlemen that can help people understand the previous and current roles of story telling and mythology in culture.

Perth, Australia


Power of Myth

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The Hero's Adventure
The Message of the Myth
The First Storytellers
Sacrifice and Bliss
Love and the Goddess
Masks of Eternity
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ISBN: 9780385418867
ISBN-10: 0385418868
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 293
Published: 1st July 1991
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 13.7  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.24

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