Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
Mythic themes play out in the religions, legends, and everyday lives of people around the world. Teacher and author Joseph Campbell made the study of world myth his life's work, which he set forth in books such as The Masks of God, The Power of Myth, and The Hero With a Thousand Faces. In this program, the accessible erudition of Joseph Campbell is brought to bear on the subject of the ancient origins of some of those world myths. In this 11-volume series, Campbell points out the similarities in the myths of seemingly divergent heritages, from Buddhism to Native American philosophy. The series is beautifully illustrated with religious art from around the world.
anthropology, folklore, occult, philosophy