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Joseph Campbell: Mythos I: The Shaping of Our Mythic Tradition

Series Description

DURING THE FINAL YEARS OF HIS LIFE, Joseph Campbell embarked on a speaking tour in which he drew together all that he had learned about what he called the “one great story” of humanity. These remarkable talks were filmed and are presented here in the order and manner in which Campbell himself intended, with enhanced images and in minimally edited form. As seen on PBS. Presented by Academy Award®-Winner SUSAN SARANDON.

Psyche and Symbol
The psychological sources of myths and dreams.

The Spirit Land
How a living myth imbues the world with meaning.

On Being Human
The emergence of myth in early hunter-gatherer societies.

From Goddesses to God
Ancient personifications of divinity.

The Mystical Life
Mythic strains that helped shape the Western spirit.

 

About the Host

Joseph Campbell taught for nearly 40 years at Sarah Lawrence College; he authored and edited scores of books and inspired generations of scholars and artists.