Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers

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  • 2018
  • 1 Season
  • 8.9  (1,030)

Forty years ago, renowned scholar Joseph Campbell sat down with veteran journalist Bill Moyers for a series of interviews that became one of the most enduringly popular programs ever on PBS. In dialogues that adroitly span millennia of history and far-flung geography, the two men discuss myths as metaphors for human experience and the path to transcendence.

Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers
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Masks of Eternity
6. Masks of Eternity
March 20, 2018
Campbell provides challenging insights into the concepts of God, religion and eternity, as revealed in Christian teachings and the beliefs of Buddhists, Navajo Indians, Schopenhauer, Jung and others.
Love and the Goddess
5. Love and the Goddess
March 20, 2018
Campbell talks about romantic love, beginning with the 12th century troubadours, and addresses questions about the image of women - as goddess, virgin, Mother Earth.
Sacrifice and Bliss
4. Sacrifice and Bliss
March 20, 2018
Campbell discusses the role of sacrifice in myth, which symbolizes the necessity for rebirth. He stresses the need for every one of us to find our sacred place in the midst of today's fast-paced, technological world. 
The First Storytellers
3. The First Storytellers
March 20, 2018
Campbell discusses the importance of accepting death as rebirth as in the myth of the buffalo and the story of Christ, the rite of passage in primitive societies, the role of mystical Shamans, and the decline of ritual in today's society.
The Message of the Myth
2. The Message of the Myth
March 20, 2018
Campbell compares the creation story in Genesis with creation stories from around the world. Because the world changes, religion has to be transformed and new mythologies created. People today are stuck with myths that don't fit their needs.
The Hero's Adventure
1. The Hero's Adventure
March 18, 2018
Long before medieval knights charged off to slay dragons, tales of heroic adventures were an integral part of all world cultures. Campbell challenges everyone to see the presence of a heroic journey in his or her life.
Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth
Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth

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Forty years ago, renowned scholar Joseph Campbell sat down with veteran journalist Bill Moyers for a series of interviews that became one of the most enduringly popular programs ever on PBS. In dialogues that adroitly span millennia of history and far-flung geography, the two men discuss myths as metaphors for human experience and the path to transcendence.

Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on March 18, 2018.

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Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers is available for streaming on the Kino Lorber website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers on demand at Amazon and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    March 18, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    8.9  (1,030)