02 May The Power of Myth
The power of the myth is the result of a series of conversations held between the author and the distinguished journalist Bill Moyers, in a brilliant combination of wisdom and humor. Marriage, virgin births, the hero's trajectory, ritual sacrifice and even the heroic characters from the movie Star Wars are treated here in an original way. Campbell claimed that past myths help us understand the present and ourselves.
Joseph Campbell (1904 – 1987) was one of the greatest authorities in the field of XNUMXth century mythology. A tireless researcher, professor and writer, he considered mythology the corner of the universe; the music of the imagination inspired by the energies of the body, and he dedicated himself to it throughout his life. He is also the author of The masks of God – vol. I (Primitive Mythology), The Masks of God – vol. III (Western Mythology) and The Power of Myth, among several other books.