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." --
"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
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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.
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
(C) 2006 James Baquet.