Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Adventure (video)
With Dr. Jay Kantor
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This evening we will view and discuss the powerful, consciousness-awakening work of Joseph Campbell.
During interviews with Bill Moyers, Campbell deals with the universality and evolution of myths in the history of the human race and the place of myths in modern society. Campbell blends accounts of his own upbringing and experience with stories from many cultures and civilizations to present the reader with his thesis that modern society is going through a transition from the old mythologies and traditions to a new way of thinking where a global mythology will emerge.
Myths are the body of stories and legends that a people perceive as being an integral part of their culture. Before the invention of writing, these stories and legends were handed down from generation to generation in the form of rituals and oral traditions. The reappearance of certain themes, time and again, in different mythologies, leads to the realization that these themes portray universal and eternal truths about mankind.
Tonight’s program deals with hero (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero) types, hero deeds,
Jesus Christ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_Christ), the Buddha (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gautama_Buddha), movie heroes, Star Wars (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars)
as a metaphor, an Iroquois (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iroquois) story: the refusal of suitors, dragons, dreams and Jungian psychology (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jungian_psychology), “follow your bliss,” consciousness in plants, Gaia, Chartres cathedral (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chartres_cathedral), spirituality vs. economics, emerging myths, “Earthrise” as a symbol.
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