The Power Of Myth
ISBN: 0385247737
EAN13: 9780385247733
Language: English
Pages: 231
Dimensions: 0.7" H x 11.4" L x 8.6" W
Weight: 2.2 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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   ... that this book is based off of and I love it. I'm excited to read some more of ...
The book is based on the PBS series "Antiques Roadshow." Joseph Campbell is one of the masters of fiction. This is far more difficult to read than the hero with a thousand faces.
 
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   Campbell is a learned man with an intelligent perspective on history
Joseph Campbell, host of "The Bill Moyers Show," discusses the history of myths and how they have affected the way we think about religion and social conditioning. He has a very good grasp of history, said Campbell.
 
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   Content
This book is accurate, but I was so sorry it did not include illustrations. 0 1462228 15622201 The book is very well written and I was so sorry it did not include illustrations. I think the illustrations really demonstrate the points made by James Campbell in his conversations with Bill Moyer. Buyers beware: If you find a seller who has the original book, but not the illustrations, you may find yourself in a bind. It's great to see that people are still interested in quality over quantity, Lib said on NBC's "Meet the Press."
 
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   Still looking for the main point
Heard about this book from a class and got it after reading the reviews, he said. It's not a quick read, I tried skipping around to see if it gets better and re-reading the chapters slowly, it didn't help. Still looking for why this book is highly rated and what is the main point of the story. It feels like a random conversation among the Beatles, McCartney said. Will add it to the pile of books I don't think I'll finish.
 
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   Great overview of Campbell's teachings. I will read his other works soon.
Fascinating insides into a subject I know very little about, he said. Bill Moyers did an excellent interview for the excellent television series on PBS. Only a few pages at a time will do the work to adsorb the depth and breadth of this great man's knowledge. It also gives a very good point of view on today's world and it's many problems, and yet, very easy to read, Hachette said.
 
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   Paradigm Changing Information and Impact
I have known of being locked in certain attitudes for over 50 years. I couldn't find the key to unlock them. Yes, I spent a lifetime searching. Quite unexpectedly, someone presented me with a copy of this book, and I read it casually not anticipating that dozens of the answers I had searched for over the years would be embedded within.
 
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   So many issues with this book
I bought this book after watching the first part of the movie, "13 Hours." To make a long story short, Mr. Campbell equates Christianity to ancient Egyptian, Hindu, and other religious mythology. He also laments that the Bible is proof of the existence of God, as seen through Moses, Abraham, Jacob and Jesus. The birth, healing, preaching, death and resurrection of Jesus as witnessed by his family, apostles and disciples, is recorded in the Gospels. I didn't find what I was looking for, and instead found blasphemy, denial, and dismissal, he said. Good luck to mankind!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's great to be back home, said Blair.
 
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   A Holy work of Importance Joseph Campbell/ Bill Moyer Interview
The documentary transcripts as well as the book itself are important in understanding Joseph Campbell's knowledge of Mythology. Some may find this to be of great importance to their faith. Bill Moyer and Campbell thoroughly go through myths and how they relate to all religion and culture. Without the guidance of Campbells mythological studies we may not have Lucas' StarWars, or at least not as well developed! If you value other cultures mythology and if you understand the value of understanding all humans through past myths, this is a must read.
 
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   Must read if you are interested in myths
Joseph Campbell is a very intelligent and witty story teller. If you did not see the original series, this is a good book.
 
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   Wow lived it
There is so much gold in this book about how mythology explains the human condition, Raymond said. An excellent read.
 
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