The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell & Bill Moyers

The Power of Myth

By Joseph Campbell & Bill Moyers

  • Publication Date: 1988-05-01
  • Genre: Social Science
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 91 Ratings)

Book Overview

The national bestseller, now available in a non-illustrated, standard format paperback edition
The Power of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people--including Star Wars creator George Lucas. To Campbell, 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 engaging 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.

This extraordinary book reveals how the themes and symbols of ancient narratives continue to bring meaning to birth, death, love, and war. From stories of the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece and Rome to traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity, a broad array of themes are considered that together identify the universality of human experience across time and culture. An impeccable match of interviewer and subject, a timeless distillation of Campbell’s work, The Power of Myth continues to exert a profound influence on our culture.  

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Recent Reviews

  • Long

    By Sergalicious101
    This book is long
  • Power

    By @jimmyepp
    This is powerful. Changed my life. It's about putting yourself in a position to transcend. To be reborn and connect with the same energy that makes the grass grow. One of the best books I've read in a while.