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Joseph Campbell and
the Power of Myth:
Print Versions
by Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers

(see Video and Audio versions)

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From the Back Cover:

The Power Of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people. To him, mythology was the "song of the universe, the music of the spheres." With Bill Moyers, one of America's most prominent journalists, as his thoughtful and engaging interviewer, The Power Of Myth touches on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, offering a brilliant combination of intelligence and wit.

"The symbols of mythology and legend are all around us, embedded in the fabric of our daily lives, and the Moyers-Campbell dialogues are a welcome guide to recognizing and understanding their meanings." -- Cincinnati Post

"The Power of Myth is a glittering explanation of a literary world of the spirit...Scintillating conversation and provocative ideology are rampant in this book, as they are in the broadcasts themselves." --Pasadena Star-News

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Table of Contents

Note: I have omitted some of the scholarly apparatus from this table of contents, such as Acknowledgements, the Index, etc.

Editor's Note

Introduction by Bill Moyers

I. Myth and the Modern World

II. The Journey Inward

III. The First Storytellers

IV. Sacrifice and Bliss

V. The Hero's Adventure

VI. The Gift of the Goddess

VII. Tales of Love and Marriage

VIII. Masks of Eternity

Contents (C) 2006 James Baquet


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