Part 9. ROOTS OF MYTH. Campbell speaks of his early stirrings, and in the process lays the foundation for understanding the world of myth.
Part 10. THE HEART OF MYTH. “Myths do not come from a concept system; they come from a life system…from where the heart is, and where the experience is” says Campbell.
The late Joseph Campbell is a marvel to listen to as he brings us in touch with our mythic heritage. More than any other single individual, he has brought mythology into the American mainstream, significantly affecting our perceptions of the world around us and our shared human experience. He was featured in the six-part PBS series, “Power of Myth” hosted by Bill Moyers.
He is the author of many volumes on mythology including:
- The Hero With A Thousand Faces (Bollingen Series, Princeton University Press 1968)
- The Mythic Image (Bollingen Series, Princeton University Press 1974)
- The Masks of God (Penguin 1991)
Michael Toms also wrote a book about his conversations with Joseph Campbell:
- An Open Life: Joseph Campbell in conversation with Michael Toms (Harper Perennial 1990)