Joseph Campbell & the Power of Myth

Joseph Campbell & the Power of Myth

Bill Moyers conducts six one-hour interviews with Joseph Campbell covering comparative mythology and the role of myth in contemporary society
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Episode Guide

  • Joseph Campbell & the Power of Myth - Sacrifice and Bliss; Love and the Goddess; Masks of Eternity (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    Sacrifice and Bliss; Love and the Goddess; Masks of Eternity

    Death, sacrifice and rebirth in agricultural cultures; the Holy Grail; marriage; symbolism of the virgin birth; Eastern and Western religions; meaning of life and suffering.

  • Joseph Campbell & the Power of Myth - Hero's Adventure; the Message of the Myth; the First Story (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Hero's Adventure; the Message of the Myth; the First Story

    Cultural heroes; heroic journeys that all people make; creation stories; myths reveal spiritual potential; role of myth and ritual in early hunting societies.

  • Joseph Campbell & the Power of Myth - Masks of Eternity (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    Masks of Eternity

    Campbell contrasts Eastern and Western religions, and explores the meaning of life and suffering.

  • Joseph Campbell & the Power of Myth - Love & the Goddess (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    Love & the Goddess

    Campbell discusses romance, the Holy Grail, marriage and the symbolism of the virgin birth.

  • Joseph Campbell & the Power of Myth - Sacrifice & Bliss (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    Sacrifice & Bliss

    Campbell discusses the emphasis on death, sacrifice and rebirth in agricultural cultures.

  • Joseph Campbell & the Power of Myth - First Storytellers (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    First Storytellers

    Campbell explains the powerful role of myth and ritual in early hunting societies.

  • Joseph Campbell & the Power of Myth - Message of the Myth (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    Message of the Myth

    Campbell examines creation stories and explains how myths reveal spiritual potential.

  • Joseph Campbell & the Power of Myth - Hero's Adventure (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Hero's Adventure

    Bill Moyers and Campbell discuss cultural heroes and heroic journeys that all people make.

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