The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell & Bill Moyers

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Finally available in a popularly priced,  non-illustrated, smaller-format edition, which is ideal  for the college market and general reader alike,  this extraordinary best-seller is a brilliant  evocation of the noted scholar's teachings on mythology.

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About Joseph Campbell & Bill Moyers

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Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) was a writer, an anthropologist, lecturer and teacher. His lifelong fascination with myth began at the age of six when he was enchanted by a performance of Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show. A teacher at Sarah Lawrence College for 38 years, he authored, co-authored and edited dozens of books on mythology in art and religion. Bill Moyers's career as a television journalist has earned him more than thirty Emmy Awards. His reporting and interviews have been the basis for seven bestsellers. He is author of "Genesis" (Doubleday), "The Language of Life" (Main Street Books), and "Healing and the Mind" (Doubleday). He lives in New Jersey with his wife and creative collaborator, Judith Davidson Moyers. Flowers is associate professor of English at the University of Texas, Austin.
Published May 18, 2011 by Anchor. 317 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction, Law & Philosophy, Humor & Entertainment, Self Help, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Joseph Campbell somehow over the course of his lifetime managed to gain an amazing amount of knowledge about myths from around the world - everything from the parables of holy books and myths to Star Wars.

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Many Christians recite the “Apostles’ Creed” in service regularly and it includes the line, “I believe in the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.” In a departure from many, Campbell says that’s just a metaphor — that heaven and hell are both with each of us as inner energy of the body.

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Why are Americans still so fascinated by six hours of an old man talking about myths? (Hint: because it’s terrific.)

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“Myths are clues to the spiritual potentialities of the human life,” explains scholar Joseph Campbell near the beginning of the celebrated PBS series Joseph Campbell on The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers.

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There are some bonus features included on this DVD: Never before-released conversation with Campbell from Bill Moyers’ Journal Selections from Moyers’ interview with Star Wars creator George Lucas 12 page viewers guide with profiles of artists influenced by Campbell, an essay on mythology in e...

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Not only is she not a good scholar, she's also not a scholar.

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