The power of myth

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Doubleday, Apr 1, 1988 - Social Science - 231 pages
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The Power Of Myth launched an  extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph  Campbell and his work. A preeminient scholar, writer,  and teacher, he has had a profound influence on  millions of people. To him, 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 engaing  interviewer, The Power Of Myth touches  on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births,  from Jesus to John Lennon, offering a  brilliantcombination of intelligence and wit.

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The best introduction to the work of Campbell. - Goodreads
A little hard to read, but fascinating. - Goodreads
An amazing overview of human thought and practice. - Goodreads
Liked the insight into metaphor in myth. - Goodreads
Beautiful photographs! - Goodreads
It also has great illustrations. - Goodreads

Review: The Power of Myth (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)

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I had forgotten that this was the book I read and based an entire 20, 000 word essay on. At least I think it was this one. I thought the book was called the Hero cycle. I took the premise, as applied ... Read full review

Review: The Power of Myth (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)

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People would be greatly served if they read The Power of Myth. I did a unit on mythology in the ninth grade and this book would have been very helpful. The Power of Myth was written as a companion ... Read full review

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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 hBill Moyers's career as a television journalist has earned him more than thirty Emmy Awards. His reporting and interviewim more than thirty Emmy Awards. His reporting and interviews have been the basis for seven bestsellers. He is author ofs have been the basis for seven bestsellers. He is author of "Genesis" (Doubleday), "The Language of Life" (Main Street "Genesis" (Doubleday), "The Language of Life" (Main Street Books), and "Healing and the Mind" (Doubleday). He lives in Books), and "Healing and the Mind" (Doubleday). He lives in New Jersey with his wife and creative collaborator, Judith DNew Jersey with his wife and creative collaborator, Judith Davidson Moyers. avidson Moyers.

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