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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.
Campbell talks about romantic love, beginning with the 12th century troubadours, and addresses questions about the image of women - as goddess, virgin, Mother Earth.
Campbell discusses the role of sacrifice in myth, which symbolizes the necessity for rebirth. He stresses the need for every one of us to find our sacred place in the midst of today's fast-paced, technological world.
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.
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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)