“Myth comes from the same zone as dream… from the great biological ground, whatever it may be. They are energies and they are matters of consciousness,” Joseph Campbell

The DVD set, Joseph Campbell: Mythos – The Complete Series offers the viewer fifteen remastered and visually stunning lectures from one of the greatest story tellers of our times. Academy Award winner, Susan Sarandon hosts these remarkable talks ranging from Arthurian romances to modern myth.

The eminent scholar Joseph Campbell inspires artists, academics and laypeople with his passion for myth over a career that spanned for nearly 40 years. He is best known from The Power of Myth interviews with Bill Moyers, inspiring George Lucas to create Star Wars and his “follow your bliss” philosophy.

In the final years of his life, Joseph Campbell embarks on a speaking tour in which he drew together all that he had learned about what he called the “one great story” of humanity. He examines the core myths of the great Western traditions and modern myths in the talks. The lectures are included in this DVD Set in the order and manner in which Campbell himself intended them to be, along with enhanced images and in minimally edited form.

The collection in this DVD set includes:

Mythos I – The Shaping of Our Mythic Tradition – an exploration of the psychology, history and biology of myth and the introduction to the Western mythos.

Mythos II – The Shaping of The Eastern Tradition – an introduction to the great mythic traditions of south and East Asia.

Mythos III – The Shaping of The Western Tradition
– an exploration of the great philosophy art and literature that have shaped the modern West.

Joseph Campbell: Mythos – The Complete Series is a 6-volume set with 15 episodes that has a run time of approximately 14 hours. It comes with bonus features including a 12 page viewer’s guide with a never-before-published essay written by Joseph Campbell and a biography of the scholar, information on the Joseph Campbell Foundation and more.

Joseph Campbell: Mythos – The Complete Series goes on sale on September 18, 2012 but if you want your own copy you can click on the Amazon link above and pre-order a copy.

Jan Barrett

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