Joseph Campbell: Mythos 1

24/09/2007
  |  Buy to Own: 24/09/2007
  |  280 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

A collection of lectures from the late American mythology professor. During the final years of his life, Joseph Campbell embarked on a lecture tour in which he drew together all that he had learned about what he called the 'one great story' of humanity. These lectures were filmed and are presented here in the order and manner in which Campbell himself intended, with enhanced images and in minimally-edited form. Presented by Susan Sarandon, the programmes, originally shown on PBS in the US, are: 'Psyche and Symbol' (The psychological impulse for and response to myth), 'The Spirit Land' (How myths awakened American Indians to the mystery of life), 'On Being Human' (The emergence of myth in early hunter-gatherer societies), 'From Goddess to God' (The gradual shift from the Goddess to male, warlike deities) and 'The Mystical Life' (Non-biblical mythic strains that helped shape the Western spirit).

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