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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Review - The Power Of Myth by Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell

Title: The Power Of Myth
Series: N/A
Authors: Bill Moyer and Joesph Campbell
Genre: Mythology, Literature
Publisher: Anchor Doubleday
Received: Purchased
Release Date: 1988
Pages: 320

What is it About?

Printed interview of show where host Bill Moyer interview mythology expert Joseph Campbell.

My Thoughts:

The Power of Myth is an excellent discussion of life verses mythology, how they connect and how many stories featuring the hero or heroine follow the ancient mythology stories and history of life.

The most memorable discussion is the comparing of Star Wars with ancient mythology.  Just the thought of comparing your life or the hero you are reading about with history that people believed makes you view life differently.   Not to mention the myths differently.  Joseph Campbell views mythology as lessons of life.   This thought just makes me want to study mythology even more.   

Reading something of Joseph Campbell should be required reading.



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