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In this classic PBS series, renowned teacher and storyteller Joseph Campbell joins Bill Moyers in exploring the meaning myths have in our daily lives. Each of the six episodes –”The Hero’s Adventure,” “The Message of the Myth,” “The First Storytellers,” “Sacrifice and Bliss,” “Love and the Goddess,” and “Masks of Eternity” — focuses on a character or theme found in mythologies of various cultures and religions. In his lively discussions with Moyers, Campbell argues eloquently that these timeless archetypes continue to exert a powerful pull on our unconscious. Released in 1988, The Power of Myth was one of the most popular TV series in the history of public television, and continues to inspire new audiences.

Text pulled in part from the Joseph Campbell Foundation