Ep. 5: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth — ‘Love and the Goddess’

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In the fifth episode of The Power of Myth, Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers discuss the mythology of love — from kāma to agape to courtly romance — and the role of the female as the giver of life and form. In this clip, Campbell traces the beginning of the idea of love, as we think of it today, to troubadours in the twelfth century.

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  • Nancy

    Thank you all for this : ) i love Joseph Campbell.