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Joseph Campbell & The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers Previous Broadcasts

Sacrifice & Bliss / Love & The Goddess / Masks of Eternity (Episode #104B)

KQED Plus: Sun, Mar 3, 2013 -- 1:30 PM

Sacrifice And Bliss
This program examines planting cultures and their emphasis on death, sacrifice, and rebirth. Also discussed are the importance of sacred places and the creative imagination to psychological well-being.

Love And The Goddess
This programexamines the importance of romantic love, the holy grail, and marriag e as sacrifice in human history. Also discussed was the symbolic significance of the virgin birth in relation to the importance of the goddess image.

Masks of Eternity
This program offers insights into the emotions associated with art, eastern versus western religions, the idea of god, the meaning of human suffering, and experiencing the rapture of being alive.

Part 1 (Episode #101B)

KQED Plus: Sun, Mar 3, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

The Hero's Adventure
This program explores what heroes of all cultures have in common and how everyone must undertake a similar hero journey of his/her own in order to find fulfillment.

The Message of the Myth
This program examines the creation story in "Genesis" and compares it to other creation stories from around the world. Campbell explains why the snake was blamed for the fall, how computers are related to mythology, and why myths are clues to the spiritualpotentialities of human life.

The First Storytellers
This program examines the myths of early hunting societies, the roleof ritual in the transition from child to adult, and what happens whe n a society no longer embraces a powerful mythology.

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