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Joseph Campbell and the power of myth : with Bill Moyers /

a production of Apostrophe S Productions, Inc. in association with Alvin H. Perlmutter, Inc., Public Affairs Television, Inc. ; series producer, Catherine Tatge ; location director, David Grubin.

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Main Author: Campbell, Joseph.
Other Names: Campbell, Joseph, | Moyers, Bill D. | Tatge, Catherine. | Grubin, David.
Published: New York, NY : Mystic Fire Video in association with Parabola magazine, ©1988.
Topics: Myth. | Religion historians - United States - Interviews. | Campbell, Joseph, 1904-1987 - Interviews.
Regions: United States.
Genres: Interviews.
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Physical Description: 6 videocassettes (approximately 60 min. each) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Event: "Taped at the library of Lucasfilm, Skywalker Ranch, San Rafael, California [and] the American Museum of Natural History, New York", in summers of 1986 and 1987.
Includes: Includes a bibliography, "Selected works by Joseph Campbell."
System Details: VHS format.
Summary: Program One - "The Hero's Adventure": Long before medieval knights charged off to slay dragons, tales of heroic adventures were an integral part of all world cultures. Campbell challenges everyone to see the presence of a heroic journey in his or her own life. Program Two - "The Message of Myth": Campbell compares the creation story in Genesis with creation stories from around the world. Because the world changes, religion has to be transformed and new mythologies created. People today are stuck with old metaphors and myths that don't fit their needs. Program Three - "The First Storytellers": Campbell discusses the importance of accepting death as rebirth as in the myth of the buffalo and the story of Christ, the rite of passage in primitive societies, the role of mystical Shamans, and the decline of ritual in today's society. Program Four - "Sacrifice and Bliss": Campbell discusses the role of sacrifice in myth, which symbolizes the necessity for rebirth. He also talks about the significance of sacrifice -- in particular, a mother's sacrifice for her child, and the sacrifice to the relationship of marriage -- and stresses the need for every one of us to find our sacred place in the midst of today's fast-paced, technological world. Program Five - "Love and Goddess": Campbell talks about romantic love, beginning with the 12th Century troubadors, and addresses questions about the image of women -- as goddess, virgin, Mother Earth. Program Six - "Masks of Eternity": Campbell provides challenging insights into the concepts of God, religion and eternity, as revealed in Christian teachings and the beliefs of Buddhists, Navajo Indians, Schopenhauer, Jung and others. (From jacket covers)
Notes: Interviews.
A PBS series.
"A book based on this series has been published by Doubleday. Joseph Campbell, The power or myth, with Bill Moyers ..."--Voice-over.
"Presented by WNET, New York, WTTW, Chicago."
Publisher no.: C101-C106.
Other Names: Campbell, Joseph, 1904-1987.
Moyers, Bill D.
Tatge, Catherine.
Grubin, David.
Apostrophe S Productions.
Alvin H. Perlmutter, Inc.
Public Affairs Television (Firm)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)
Mystic Fire Video, Inc.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)

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