Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth, with Bill Moyers

  • 1988
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

A fascinating, six-part Q&A with the renowned scholar, who offered his spellbinding views on, among other subjects, religion, history and the human imagination. This was `talking-heads' television at its provocative best. The popularity of Campbell (who passed away shortly after taping these interviews) was enhanced by other PBS showcases in the '90s, i (more…)

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Masks of Eternity Season 1, Episode 6 Jun 26, 1988 $1.99

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.

Love and the Goddess Season 1, Episode 5 Jun 25, 1988 $1.99

Campbell talks about romantic love, beginning with the 12th century troubadours, and addresses questions about the image of women - as goddess, virgin, Mother Earth.

Sacrifice and Bliss Season 1, Episode 4 Jun 24, 1988 $1.99

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The First Storytellers Season 1, Episode 3 Jun 23, 1988 $1.99

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  • Premiered: May 23, 1988
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: A fascinating, six-part Q&A with the renowned scholar, who offered his spellbinding views on, among other subjects, religion, history and the human imagination. This was `talking-heads' television at its provocative best. The popularity of Campbell (who pa… (more)

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