Ep. 6: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth — ‘Masks of Eternity’

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In the final episode of The Power of Myth, Bill Moyers and mythologist Joseph Campbell discuss commonalities in every culture that create a a need for God, and the symbolism of circles in life and literature. In this clip, Campbell talks about the common experience of God across cultures.

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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  • @scrate

    A great teacher who helps us all understand the Mystery of Creation…#PBTGA

  • ken mackenzie

    17 Mar 2013
    Dear Feedback,
    ..Regarding: non-mythical Kim Jong Un’s Nuclear Hiroshima Landmines inside the United States viewed as “myth” by American public from a “comfortable-myth” point of view,
    ..I’d like to submit the following comment to your websites.
    ..Like the US currently is applying against Iran, the US should have made efforts to stop N. Korea’s Nuclear programs.
    .. “NO MISSILES NEEDED!” Kim Jong Un’s Nuclear Hiroshima Landmines(rated 60 Kilotons. Horoshima was 20KT) are currently concealed inside of & under feet of US & Europe. SEE: U.S. House Hearing 106-158 chaired by U.S. House Rep. Dan Burton. Further testimony by Sen. Lugar.
    ..Again, to “falsehood journalists”: “NO MISSILES ARE NEEDED for delivery of Kim Jong Un’s Nuclear Hiroshima Landmines, which cannot be detected on radar & cannot be shot down once underground inside backyards of United States, Wash, DC, NY, OH, MI, GA, FL, IL, TX, CA, etc., etc!”
    ..U.S. proposed “Anti-MIssile Shield” is obsolete like the “Maginot Line” in France before WW2. Wasted money!

    ..SEE: U.S. House Hearing. 106-158. Kim Jong Un’s Nuclear Hiroshima Landmines are one-man portable, carried as backpack or “suitcase nuke” from a small boat or Kayak at the US coastline to your city.
    .. Alleging “missile delivery” of these weapons has been recognized as a “ruse” by top military planners since the “Cold War” when these Nuclear Landmines were being “seeded”by the U.S. & the Soviet Union.
    ..Kim Jong Un’s Nuclear Hiroshima Landmines are inside the U.S. and inside Europe & this truth is impossible to deny, unless you are mentally disabled or a very good liar.
    Sincerely,
    Ken MacKenzie

  • http://www.facebook.com/treme.gray Treme Gray

    I have the series on DVD, Joseph Campbell helped me along a spiritual path and way of thinking that has followed me or walked along side me ever since!

  • http://www.100memoirs.wordpress.com/ Shirley Hershey Showalter

    I’m interested in the difference 25 years will make in how I hear these.

  • Richard Hancock

    “This streaming audio file will be available through 5 pm ET, Friday, March 22.” It’s now 6pm local UK time (GMT) on 22 March, which equates to 2pm ET, but the stream appears already to have been blocked.
    Is there an apposite myth about leaving things to the (almost) last minute?

  • anapol

    Says audio then it shows video! Ka-ching!