Ep. 4: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth — ‘Sacrifice and Bliss’

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In the fourth episode of The Power of Myth, Bill Moyers and mythologist Joseph Campbell discuss the role of sacrifice in myth — including a mother’s sacrifice for her child — and the need for all of us to find our sacred places in the midst of today’s fast-paced world. In this clip, the two discuss where heroism can be witnessed in modern society.

Released in 1988, The Power of Myth was one of the most popular TV series in the history of public television, and continues to inspire new audiences.


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Learn about The Power of Myth 25th Anniversary Edition DVD and visit the Joseph Campbell Foundation website. Downloadable audio and CDs of The Power of Myth are also available at Highbridge Audio.

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  • Veena

    A profound work that continually informs my life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnny.wells.5268 Johnny Wells

    Been trying to access these programs… but finding it difficult because the server has been down when I’ve tried over the past couple of weeks.