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The power of myth

Author: Joseph Campbell; Bill D Moyers
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Conversations between Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers, a television journalist, discussing mythology and our ties to the past.
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Genre/Form: Interviews
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Campbell, Joseph, 1904-1987.
Power of myth.
New York : Doubleday, ©1988
(OCoLC)756451782
Named Person: Joseph Campbell; Joseph Campbell; Joseph Campbell; Joseph Campbell
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Campbell; Bill D Moyers
ISBN: 0385247745 9780385247740 0385247737 9780385247733 9780385418867 0385418868
OCLC Number: 17650532
Description: xix, 231 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Myth and the modern world --
The journey inward --
The first storytellers --
Sacrifice and bliss --
The hero's adventure --
The gift of the goddess --
Tales of love and marriage --
Masks of eternity.
Responsibility: Joseph Campbell, with Bill Moyers ; Betty Sue Flowers, editor.
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Conversations between Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers, a television journalist, discussing mythology and our ties to the past.

"Joseph Campbell ... was the world's foremost authority on mythology. a preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher whose work has had a profound influence on millions. To him, mythology was 'the song of the universe, the music of the spheres.' In [this book], he and distinguished journalist Bill Moyers offer a brilliant combination of wisdom and wit in conversations that range from modern marriage ('Marriage is a relationship. When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship') to virgin births, from savior figures to heroic figures such as Luke Skywalker from Star Wars (' ... By overcoming the dark passions, the hero symbolizes our ability to control the irrational savages within us'). The Power of Myth is a great summing up of Joseph Campbell's work, sure to stand alongside his two celebrated classics The Hero with a Thousand Faces and The Masks of God and his ... Atlas of World Mythology."--Back cover.

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the professor really gets it

by doowatt (WorldCat user published 2007-01-20) Excellent Permalink
I love this book. It is in question and answer form with Bill Moyers doing the questioning of the author. The author is obviously an expert in very ancient mythology and uses his own innate wisdom to link it to some of the happenings of today....We get to learn from the author the values of knowing the...
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