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Joseph Campbell: Mythos Collection

Series Description

“Myth comes from the same zone as dream . . . from the great biological ground, whatever it may be. They are energies and they are matters of consciousness.”

–Joseph Campbell


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.


Collection includes:

Mythos I – The Shaping of our Mythic Tradition: Myths, symbols and the birth of human consciousness

Mythos II – The Shaping of the Eastern Tradition: Universal mythic stories and images in the religions of Asia

Mythos III – The Shaping of the Western Tradition: Mythic themes in the tales and philosophies of the modern West


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.