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4.40648648648649 out of 54.40648648648649 out of 54.40648648648649 out of 54.40648648648649 out of 54.40648648648649 out of 5 4.41 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers Narrator: Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2006 ISBN: 9781598875034
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The complete soundtrack from the phenomenally popular PBS series whose message about myth, ritual, and spiritual potentialities exhilarated millions of people.

Contents:
Program 1: The Hero’s Adventure
Program 2: The Message of the Myth
Program 3: The First Storytellers
Program 4: Sacrifice and Bliss
Program 5: Love and the Goddess
Program 6: Masks of Eternity

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 2/19/2014

    " It was quite enjoyable to read this book, which is basically a transcript of the PBS series of the same title. I learned a lot about myth and its impact on individuals, on history, on values, and on faith. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wasabi | 2/12/2014

    " Fascinating comparison of global myths. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 2/8/2014

    " How did this one get by me all these years? Thought-provoking, fascinating. Now I'm going to watch the PBS series from Netflix. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leeann Weaver | 2/8/2014

    " First read in college, and revisited over and over... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 2/7/2014

    " I've said it before and I'll say it again a thousand times - Joseph Campbell understood more about the way people have told stories (and the reasons why) since the dawn of time than just about anybody. In this book, transcribing his conversations with Bill Moyers, Campbell covers everything from love and marriage to the necessity of death, as well as making a very compelling arguement against worshipping symbols instead of what they represent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 2/1/2014

    " This is truly a classic "must read." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lainie | 1/23/2014

    " 2.5 Thought I would & should love this book. Found it a bit wordy for my tastes - perhaps I'd enjoy the TV interview better??? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 1/13/2014

    " This is a dialogue between Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers, aired on PBS a while ago. It is an interest of mine in Carl Jung that led me to read the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanine | 12/5/2013

    " Read cover to cover...and loved the conversations with various poets...enlightening and thoroughly enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 melissa/missy | 10/23/2013

    " This book is genius. GENIUS. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 10/12/2013

    " Pretty interesting, but I think they sacrifice a little credibility when they start talking about Star Wars. But that's just me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rocio | 10/6/2013

    " Very interesting. Makes connections across religions and mythologies. Difficult at times b/c I'm not great with philosophy but for the most part it's awesome to see how we're all more alike than we are different. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 10/5/2013

    " Something about the format keeps me from giving it 5 stars. I'm curious if I watch the interviews if it will change my mind, but something about the interviewer interrupts the flow and gives too much input, too much of his own thoughts and opinions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carissa | 9/28/2013

    " This book has a great way of incorporating and helping us understand the spiritual nature of our development as humans. It helps give renewed interest in rituals and archetypes whose meaning has been lost of watered down over the centuries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 9/25/2013

    " Fascinating book! This definitely broadened my spiritual horizons. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mindy Halleck | 2/1/2013

    " Mandatory reading for any fiction writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 1/1/2013

    " Star Wars will never be the same. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miranda | 12/9/2012

    " I had to use this book eons ago as an undergrad; however, over the years, I go back to this book. Campbell is fascinating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess Paolello | 9/6/2012

    " Opened my eyes to what myths really are and how they shape our lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jeremy bradner | 7/20/2012

    " if you read joseph campbell you will understand any movie written by george lucas. seriously. dude writes his classic scripts right from the hero's journey formula. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kara | 5/12/2012

    " One of the last books I read for classes! But beyond that, this book explains why we need myths and legends, what they meant for ancient humans and what they can still mean to humanity today. We always need heroes, there are always villains... This just helps to put it all in perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaime | 2/3/2012

    " This is the book version of the wonderful PBS sereis that gave Joseph Campbell a platform to teach us all about myth and its importance tou the world's culture. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tyler | 11/20/2011

    " Read it with a dictionary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 angrykitty | 8/30/2011

    " well, i liked when he made references to star wars, but overall, i thought the book was kind of repetative. it's still a good book, but it didn't change my life or anything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karu | 8/20/2011

    " All those with question about God(s) should read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jasmine | 8/9/2011

    " I love Joseph Campbell. I see parallels in the world of visual art with a lot of the wider story arcs and repeated archetypes he describes in the world of myth and storytelling. As I sometimes fancy myself a modern mythmaker, I really enjoy reading his work (and the PBS series). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 8/9/2011

    " One of the most powerful books I've ever read regarding religion and spirituality. Also a Bill Moyer's PBS series of interviews. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ren | 5/18/2011

    " I would've given it 6 stars if it were possible. If only all of us could integrate all beliefs into our lives as mr Campbell has "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 5/16/2011

    " How did this one get by me all these years? Thought-provoking, fascinating. Now I'm going to watch the PBS series from Netflix. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 5/9/2011

    " This is a transcript of a six part PBS series. The video is better, but this version is easier to find. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 4/16/2011

    " Fascinating book! This definitely broadened my spiritual horizons. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mindy | 3/5/2011

    " Mandatory reading for any fiction writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Landry | 2/27/2011

    " Brilliant and fascinating. One of the few books that I re-read often. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerry | 2/14/2011

    " This is a brilliant, enlightening examination of the human experience. Campbell's insights hit home and can change your view of the world in general. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanna | 2/13/2011

    " A life changing book for me. Inspired me to be the hero of my own life and of course follow my bliss. When I first read this it rang true to both my heart and mind immediately. Interesting that Jackie Kennedy was the one who got him published. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawn | 2/10/2011

    " For the seeker this is a must read. A subtle approach but powerfully delivered in the end. A collection of mythological archetypes that should give a larger view of the board to even the most novice of seekers. "

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About the Author
Author Joseph CampbellJoseph Campbell was an American author and teacher best known for his work in the field of comparative mythology. He was born in New York City in 1904, and from early childhood he became interested in mythology. He loved to read books about American Indian cultures and frequently visited the American Museum of Natural History in New York, where he was fascinated by the museum’s collection of totem poles. Campbell was educated at Columbia University, where he specialized in medieval literature, and, after earning a master’s degree, continued his studies at universities in Paris and Munich. Throughout his life, he traveled extensively and wrote prolifically, authoring many books, including the four-volume series The Masks of God, Myths to Live By, The Inner Reaches of Outer Space, and A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake. Campbell died in 1987. In 1988, a series of television interviews with Bill Moyers, The Power of Myth, introduced his views to millions of people.
About the Narrator
BILL MOYERS was a founding organizer of the Peace Corps, a senior White House assistant (and press secretary) to President Lyndon Johnson from 1963 until 1967, publisher of Newsday, senior news analyst for CBS News, and producer of many of public television’s groundbreaking series. He is the winner of more than thirty Emmy awards and nine Peabody awards, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television, the Career Achievement Award from the International Documentary Association, and the Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts by the American Film Institute. Among his bestselling books are Listening to America, A World of Ideas, The Power of Myth (with Joseph Campbell), and Moyers on America. He serves as the pro-bono president of the Schumann Center for Media and Democracy.