"The material of myth is the material of our life, the material of our body, and the material of our environment. A living, vital mythology deals with these." -- Joseph Campbell During the final years of his life, Joseph C... more »ampbell embarked on a lecture tour in which he drew together all that he had learned about what he called the "one great story" of humanity. These remarkable lectures were filmed and are presented here in the order and manner in which Campbell himself intended, with enhanced images and in minimally-edited form. As seen on PBS. The Programs
1. Psyche and Symbol -- The psychological impulse for and response to myth.
2. The Spirit Land -- How myths awakened American Indians to the mystery of life.
3. On Being Human -- The emergence of myth in early hunter-gatherer societies.
4. From Goddess to God -- The gradual shift from the Goddess to male, warlike deities.
5. The Mystical Life -- Non-biblical mythic strains hat helped shape the Western spirit. Special Features: never-released Q&A footage and biographical material Presented and Hosted by Academy AwardŽ - Winner SUSAN SARANDON« less
Actors:Joseph Campbell, Susan Sarandon Genres:Television, Documentary Sub-Genres:Television, Documentary Studio:Acacia Format:DVD - Color - Closed-captioned DVD Release Date: 10/09/2007 Original Release Date: 01/01/1996 Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1996 Release Year: 2007 Run Time: 4hr 40min Screens: Color Number of Discs: 2 SwapaDVD Credits: 2 Total Copies: 0 Members Wishing: 7 Edition: Box set MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English
"For anyone who loves Joseph Campbell this DVD will be a must have addition to your collection. Campbell explains the similarities between all world religions skillfully and shows the underlying themes that connect us all. In the face of this our petty world squabbles seem infantile. This should be taught in every school, but until that day comes I will simply teach it here in my home. I am sure we will be all the better for for it. This is, for now, secret knowledge. Hopefully as time goes on more and more people will stumble upon it and his ideas will become familiar to more of us. His other books, DVDs, and audio CDs are all worth looking into or buying. Many of his ideas stem from concepts Jung theorized. Campbell takes much of it further and is easier to read. Jung often goes off the deep end and loses his way. Campbell is wholly consistent and weaves an intricate web of understanding for anyone who cares to grow. His works, besides bringing greater understanding to us about the world we live in and the conscious world we inhabit, can also be used to further help inspire and lead with mythological writing. I myself love to write fiction and have found his works invaluable beyond anything else. George Lucas used his book "The Hero With a Thousand Faces" to help him write Star Wars. It is no secret why the films resonate so well all around the world as a result. The underlying themes can be unlocked through reading Campbell's works."
Five Stars Are Not Enough
Brenda Eastin Bell | Sedona, AZ USA | 03/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is a Campbell resource that is meaty, enjoyable, and delightful. For those of us who, like George Lucas, consider Joseph Campbell our "Yoda," an entire series of lectures is like finding the Mother Lode. My only complaint about this DVD is the fact that it is Mythos I and I am trying to find the entire set!
It is my understanding that approximately 50 hours of Campbell video exists and I, for one, would like to see every scrap of it. The more complex the world becomes, the more cogent and significant are the lectures of Joseph Campbell. Please offer more. I would happily buy the entire set. I have watched Mythos I half a dozen times. Like Carl Sagan's Cosmos, this is a timeless, pertinent, important contribution to those searching for truth and meaning in an upside-down world."
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Edward Kramer | 07/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Buckle up for an extraordinary ride to the past, where customs and religious practices are not as arcane as we once thought them to be. Joseph Campbell takes us on a journey to meet the ancient gods of our ancestors and shows us how they metamorphosed into the gods of today. This is a wonderful series of lectures, illustrating common themes and motifs running throughout cultural and religious beliefs. In the final lecture, Campbell has the chutzpah to draw some fairly obvious but controversial conclusions, to which not everyone in the audience agrees. Some people still prefer to live in blind faith, but for those who are willing to take off the blinkers, this is a must see DVD."
Joseph Campbell: Mythos I
Paul Thomson | 06/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This fortunate product constitutes one half of the former Mythos. You will also need Mythos 2 in order to have the complete work. This is OK; in fact good news, as the original Mythos--now out of production--is expensive if you find it, Mythos 1 is not.
The content in this series is vital if you are looking for genuine insight into the human experience. Quite possibly the answers to solving many of society's/culture's/civilization's fundamental dilemmas may be peiced together from this knowledge herein. As the phenomenon of progress continues to change human life universally, there are many forgotten basic principals and truths to living life in harmony with itself that do not change. They are forgotten but not lost and you may find some in Mythos 1.
Sandra Montalvo-arroyo | N. Las Vegas Nevada | 06/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a must for Campbells students of mythology. He enlightens us with ancient wisdom once again."