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Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell is one of my literary mentors. He was also pretty darn good at giving lectures. Here are a few that are available on you tube:

“Joseph Campbell (1904 — 1987) was an American mythologist, writer and lecturer, best known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work is vast, covering many aspects of the human experience. His philosophy is often summarized by his phrase: “Follow your bliss.”

Joseph Campbell –
The Goddess and the Female Power

Joseph Campbell in The Power of Myth Part 5, in a series of interviews with Bill Moyers, links the image of the Earth or Mother Goddess to symbols of fertility and reproduction. Campbell states that, “There have been systems of religion where the mother is the prime parent, the source… We talk of Mother Earth. And in Egypt you have the Mother Heavens, the Goddess Nut, who is represented as the whole heavenly sphere”. Campbell continues by stating that the correlation between fertility and the Goddess found its roots in agriculture: “The human woman gives birth just as the earth gives birth to the plants…so woman magic and earth magic are the same……” Campbell also claims that the image of the Virgin Mary was derived from Isis and her child Horus: “The antique model for the Madonna, actually, is Isis with Horus at her breast”.” (from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnZkzo9haRQ)

The Power Of Myth – The Heros Adventure (Part 1)

The Power Of Myth – The Message of The Myth (Part 2)

The Power Of Myth – The First Storytellers (Part 3)

The.Power Of Myth – Sacrifice And Bliss (Part 4)

The Power Of Myth – Love And The Goddess (Part 5)

The Power Of Myth – Masks Of Eternity (Part 6)





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