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The Hero's Adventure - Episode 1

Episode 1 discusses hero types and deeds, movie heroes, dragons, dreams and Jungian psychology, consciousness in plants, Gaia, Chartres cathedral, spirituality vs. economics, emerging myths, and "Earthrise" as a symbol.

In this beloved 1988 PBS series, mythologist and storyteller Joseph Campbell joins Bill Moyers to explore what enduring myths can tell us about our lives. In each of 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” — Moyers and Campbell focus on a character or theme found in cultural and religious mythologies. Campbell argues that these timeless archetypes continue to have a powerful influence on the choices we make and the ways we live.

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    60 minutes
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    United States
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    Joan Konner and Alvin H. Perlmutter
  • Editor
    Leonard Feinstein and Mark Fish