All You Need Is Myth: The Beatles and the Gods of Rock Audiobook, by Steve Wagner Play Audiobook Sample

All You Need Is Myth: The Beatles and the Gods of Rock Audiobook

All You Need Is Myth: The Beatles and the Gods of Rock Audiobook, by Steve Wagner Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Steve Wagner Publisher: Waterside Productions, Inc. Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: June 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781799932659

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73:54 minutes

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34:31 minutes

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50:13 minutes

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All You Need Is Myth is a timely philosophical conversation about ancient concepts that continue to reverberate in the modern age of mass media and global communication. Author Steve Wagner proposes that the Beatles and the iconic stars of the classic rock era function as modern forms of classical archetypes familiar in mythologies and religious traditions throughout history. The book establishes a persuasive argument that these “Rock Gods” have not only achieved the status of mythic deities but were chosen and nurtured for these roles by the culture itself because of their inherent resonance with archetypal characters, narratives, and symbolism. The thesis is bolstered by a fulcrum of philosophical perspectives connecting separate academic studies, synthesizing theories by Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, Marshall McLuhan, and Mircea Eliade, among many others. 

Wagner’s thoughtful inquiry makes original contributions to the field of mythology as it is understood in the modern day, inspires the listener to see artistic expression and modern culture through a mythic lens, and deepens our understanding of how mythic transmissions both emerge from and shape our collective consciousness.

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“If you want to know why the Beatles captured the heart and soul of three generations, all you need is All You Need Is Myth. This brilliant and provocative book liberates mythology from the ancient Greek and makes it accessible to the modern geek.”

— Steve Bhaerman, author of Spontaneous Evolution 


  • “You will not only journey through a dazzling array of Beatles lore, but will be exposed to new perspectives throughout.”

    — Jonathan Young, PhD, founding curator, Joseph Campbell Archives

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About Steve Wagner

Steve Wagner was cohost, writer, and executive producer of the Bay Area television programs Reel Life and Filmtrip, reviewing over one thousand films and interviewing over three hundred actors, directors, writers, and musicians. His documentary film, All You Need Is Myth, for which he provided the voice-over narration, premiered in May 2014 at the Sacramento Film Festival and won the Evolution Award at the 2014 Conscious Life Expo in Los Angeles.