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The Power of Myth
The Power of Myth | Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers
The national bestseller, now available in a non-illustrated, standard format paperback edition The Power of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people--including Star Wars creator George Lucas. To Campbell, mythology was the song of the universe, the music of the spheres. With Bill Moyers, one of Americas most prominent journalists, as his thoughtful and engaging interviewer, The Power of Myth touches on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, offering a brilliant combination of intelligence and wit. This extraordinary book reveals how the themes and symbols of ancient narratives continue to bring meaning to birth, death, love, and war. From stories of the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece and Rome to traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity, a broad array of themes are considered that together identify the universality of human experience across time and culture. An impeccable match of interviewer and subject, a timeless distillation of Campbells work, The Power of Myth continues to exert a profound influence on our culture. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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SleepyDragon
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Yeah ... that's supposed to be how it works. Sigh 😒

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Mccartershanon
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Absolutely fascinating!!!! What a great listen

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SkeletonKey
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Currently listening to.

Anyone know how much this compares to the book? I know it‘s based on a program but I don‘t want to miss deeper information if there‘s more to the book!

#mythology #heromyths

jmofo I only saw the show...the book I have looks like transcripts but I haven‘t sat down and compared the two. Having images is fun and can be helpful, though. 7mo
SkeletonKey @jmofo - That‘s helpful, thanks! 7mo
jmofo Absolutely. I got your postcard, btw, but I am a mess so it‘s in a stack of bills I need to address. Thank you. I will write soon! 7mo
SkeletonKey @jmofo - No worries 💜 Take your time and I hope things get better soon! 7mo
jmofo 💜 7mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻 8mo
vkois88 This is a beautiful cover 8mo
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Chrissyreadit
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1. The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow
2.Banshee
3. Lilith
4. Kokopelli
5.Annwn
6. Daughter of The Forest
#mythsandlegendsswap

@hermyknee this was so much harder than I expected! 🤪😆🙃

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Bookwomble
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Our time has changed...and it continues to change so fast that what was proper 50 years ago is not proper today. So the virtues of the past are the vices of today, and many of what were thought to be the vices of the past are the necessities of today. And the moral order has to catch up with the moral necessities of actual life in time, here and now, and that's what it's not doing, and that's why it's ridiculous to go back to the old-time religion

saresmoore I was just thinking about this! Very well said. 13mo
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GingerAntics That‘s interesting. Something to think about. 13mo
Bookwomble @GingerAntics Campbell is very respectful of the concept of religiosity, but adamantly against confusing a metaphorical "truth" with a literal and dogmatic one. 13mo
GingerAntics Interesting. 13mo
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Bookwomble
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"The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”

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"Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.”

Leftcoastzen He was so amazing 1y
Bookwomble @Leftcoastzen An inspirational writer and thinker 😊 1y
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"God is the experience of looking at a tree and saying, 'Ah!' ”

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"The problem in middle life, when the body has reached its climax of power and begins to decline, is to identify yourself not with the body, which is falling away, but with the consciousness of which it is a vehicle. This is something I learned from myths.”

One for us oldies ????

saresmoore Too true. And then what happens in the last stages when dementia sets in? 13mo
Bookwomble @saresmoore Dementia isn't an inevitability, but if it does happen, then I guess it's another falling away, though to what degree that's how it can be experienced by the person with dementia or those around them, I'm not sure. 13mo
saresmoore I like to think of it as one of those mysteries I may or may not solve in my lifetime. 13mo
Bookwomble @saresmoore Maybe in your next one 😉 13mo
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“Sit in a room and read - and read and read. And read the right books by the right people. Your mind is brought onto that level, and you have a nice, mild, slow-burning rapture all the time.”

Leftcoastzen Love how he loved all the myths from all the traditions and reference them with such style. 1y
Bookwomble Erudite and passionate about how the diverse nature of global cultures are, in actuality, different expressions of universal human truths which, if recognised as such, could unite rather than divide us. 1y
Bookwomble @Leftcoastzen Tag 👉🏻😊 1y
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My goodness! I just came across Joseph's Campbell's series The Power of Myth on Netflix! That's my night sorted!!

Leftcoastzen Isn‘t that wonderful! 1y
Bookwomble @Leftcoastzen Yes! though I've been temporarily overruled as to our evening viewing 😑 I'll get back to it soon, though 😁 1y
Kimberlone I have been wanting to watch this! 1y
Bookwomble @Kimberlone Me too! If it was ever on tv in Britain, I missed it, so it's great to have the opportunity to see it now. 1y
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m.galehuxley
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Ended the day like this after a rough weekend. I missed the writer‘s workshop I‘d been creating work 2 months for and also my birthday present from my family. :( I‘m really sad about it, but my husband and Berwyn have made it better (the doggy in my face). I‘ve been in a major reading slump lately, but this situation has at least made me want to escape into a good book again. 📚

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The power of myth is now in my top 10 fav books of all time. It gives you a completely new understanding of the myth and metaphor that exist in most cultures. It opens your eyes to the truth and lessons in the myths contain. Myth is different than lie. Myth is truth in disguised.

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Jen2
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So good!!!

Mollyirene I‘ve heard so much about this book over the years, when will I finally read it??? 2y
LoveToReadLiveToRead I‘ve had this on my TBR for aaaaages. Must get to it at some point.... 2y
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Btuck93
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shame on birth because to everyone who is born, old age will come

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Btuck93
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"the mystery of life is beyond all human conception. everything we know is within the terminology of the language of being and not being."

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Btuck93
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"it wouldn't be life if there were not temporality involved, which is sorrow-- loss, loss, loss"

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roberk20
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Intelligent conversation with intelligent people. A must read if into the structure of ideas and story.

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Lacythebookworm Joseph Campbell 😍 2y
Cathythoughts Love it ❤️ 2y
AmyG Joseph Campbell blows my mind every time I read his books. 2y
merelybookish @Lacythebookworm @Cathythoughts @AmyG Reading Campbell for the first time and it's fascinating! 2y
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VioletBramble
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#sizzlinsummerbooks #bookanddrink
Sitting on the meditation steps near my building, reading The Power of Myth and drinking an iced soy chai latte.

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HyacinthGirl
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Always worth a reread.

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AlobelThee
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#mythology Still a best myth book I have. I also recall the 'Man, Myth & Magic' books I enjoyed looking through in the school library, 10+ years ago. I'll make a note on looking to find them again. #aprilbookshowers 🐉

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FairyHighRoad
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I can't think of #mythology without thinking of Joseph Campbell. He is the king of myths! #aprilbookshowers

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Mewells
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“This we know: the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth.”

Excerpt From: Campbell, Joseph. “The power of myth.” Anchor Books, 1991-06-01 00:00:00-07:00. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

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The first 1/3 of the book seems pretty solid, & throughout the rest there is a lot of great information, but along the way I became pretty disillusioned pretty quickly. Unfortunately, while Campbell undoubtedly knows a volume of information & makes great comparisons some of his information is simply factually incorrect. I wondered if at some point he was drinking his own Kool-aid, & if he was wrong there, what else was he incorrect about?

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AlobelThee
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#anthropomorphiccharacters #feistyfeb 🐲 I'll go with The Power of Myth as a great variety of mythologies and wisdom tales, between Gods, humans, animal kingdoms, and the anthropomorphic throughout history and beliefs. Joseph Campbell was recommended by a bookshop palm reader, some 8 years back, with great chats and an actual palm read 😯 books could help from possible old age memory struggles; not a worry taken to heart, keeping well healthy.

Hobbinol What a fascinating way to be introduced to a book and I love its inclusion for today's prompt. 3y
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She says it's fascinating!

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MrBook
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This book consists of interviews between Campbell & Moyers, which makes the text veer away from the tedious and boring. As such, an immense amount of information becomes available about archetypes & other patterns tying the world's many traditions together. Deeply insightful, illuminating, & resonant for all readers & writers. This book should be required reading! #PairWith: Godiva Hot Chocolate, with mini marshmallows, piping hot.

Grimscythe Oh Hot Chocolate sounds wonderful! I might make some myself later today. 3y
MrBook @EMJenkinson ☺️👏🏻👍🏻 3y
acc5446 i am accepting hot chocolate deliveries. 3y
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silverlocusts Campbell was a pretty amazing guy, I watched some interviews with him and he didn't seem boring in that medium. The Hero With a Thousand faces is more academic, so it is more dry, so this is probably a good alternative to people who want to know more about his theories but don't want to read a "school book." ??? 3y
MrBook @acc5446 😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻🙌🏻!!! For some reason, I think this should be read in front of a fireplace. Maybe it's a setting that symbolizes a connection with the past? @silverlocusts A perfect observation 😎👌🏻👍🏻!!! 3y
acc5446 @MrBook i think most Joseph Campbell should be read in front of a fireplace, with a pipe and a glass of bourbon (or spiked hot chocolate) 3y
callunakeep I recently picked up a copy of this in hardcover at an estate sale for $1! 3y
MrBook @acc5446 😂👏🏻👍🏻 Love it! @callunakeep 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻👍🏻! 3y
Petitesmerveilles Yes this one is a classic!! 3y
ApoptyGina69 ❤️❤️❤️Joseph Campbell. I need to buy the PBS series on DVD too. Have you read 3y
Sraexx Love love love this book!! 3y
MrBook @Petitesmerveilles 😁👏🏻👍🏻! @ApoptyGina69 Yes on both counts! I received a large injection of Campbell in college. Read a great deal of his work. @Sraexx 😁👏🏻👍🏻🙌🏻!!! 3y
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Books4Ever
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Surprisingly awesome 😊 this was required reading for a world religions course at school and it's really a delight. Joseph Campbell is a natural born story teller. He shows similar elements in different mythologies and really makes you analyze myth, what it is, what it means to people etc. So fun😊

wanderlustywriter That's a great book as is The Hero With A Thousand Faces 3y
Books4Ever I haven't had a chance to read The Hero With a Thousand Faces but I really want to @wanderlustywriter 😊 3y
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