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Joseph Campbell: Mythos I
Joseph Campbell Mythos I
Actors: Joseph Campbell, Susan Sarandon
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2007     4hr 40min

"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 »


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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: 5
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Carbonadam | USA | 10/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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.

Paul Thomson"