This book is
recommended by Mort Mather in his article Finding Myself.
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Joseph Campbell in The Power of
Myth (a wonderful book) says: "The way to find out about your happiness is to
keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you rally are happy--not
excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis.
What is it that makes you happy? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is
what I call 'following your bliss.'"
Among his many gifts, Joseph Campbell's most impressive was the unique ability to take a
contemporary situation, such as the murder and funeral of President John F. Kennedy, and
help us understand its impact in the context of ancient mythology. Herein lies the power
Power of Myth, showing how humans are apt to create and live out the themes of
mythology. Based on a six-part PBS television series hosted by Bill Moyers, this classic
is especially compelling because of its engaging question-and-answer format, creating an
easy, conversational approach to complicated and esoteric topics. For example, when
discussing the mythology of heroes, Campbell and Moyers smoothly segue from the Sumerian
sky goddess Inanna to Star Wars' mercenary-turned-hero, Han Solo. Most impressive
is Campbell's encyclopedic knowledge of myths, demonstrated in his ability to recall the
details and archetypes of almost any story, from any point and history, and translate it
into a lesson for spiritual living in the here and now. --Gail Hudson, Amazon
--This text refers to the paperback
edition of this title
Book Description from Amazon
Power Of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell
and his work. A preeminient scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence
on millions of people. To him, mythology was the "song of the universe, the music of
the spheres." With Bill Moyers, one of America's most prominent journalists, as his
thoughtful and engaing interviewer, The Power Of
Myth touches on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John
Lennon, offering a brilliant combination of intelligence and wit.