Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth

"Are myths just foolish old stories believed by the gullible and the superstitious? Or do they still exert a powerful pull on our minds and in our lives?" In this classic PBS series, renowned teacher and storyteller Joseph Campbell joins Bill Moyers in exploring the meaning myths have in our daily lives. Each of the six episodes focuses on a character or theme found in mythologies of various cultures and religions. In his lively discussions with Moyers, Campbell argues eloquently that these timeless archetypes continue to exert a powerful pull on our unconscious.
"Are myths just foolish old stories believed by the gullible and the superstitious? Or do they still exert a powerful pull on our minds and in our lives?" In this classic PBS series, renowned teacher and storyteller Joseph Campbell joins Bill Moyers in exploring the meaning myths have in our daily lives. Each of the six episodes focuses on a character or theme found in mythologies of various cultures and religions. In his lively discussions with Moyers, Campbell argues eloquently that these timeless archetypes continue to exert a powerful pull on our unconscious.

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Watch Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth Season 1 Episode 6 - Masks of Eternity

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s1e6 Masks of Eternity
June 26, 1988
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.
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Watch Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth Season 1 Episode 1 - The Hero's Adventure

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s1e1 The Hero's Adventure
June 21, 1988
Long before medieval knights charged off to slay dragons, tales of heroic adventures were an integral part of the world cultures. Campbell challenges everyone to see the presence of a heroic journey in his or her own life.
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Watch Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth Season 1 Episode 1 - The Hero's Adventure
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June 21, 1988
June 21, 1988
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Watch Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth Season 1 Episode 4 - Sacrifice and Bliss
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June 24, 1988
June 24, 1988
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Watch Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth Season 1 Episode 6 - Masks of Eternity
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June 26, 1988
June 26, 1988
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