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The Hero's Journey

By: Joseph Campbell,Stuart L. Brown - foreword,Phil Cousineau - editor
Narrated by: David deVries,Patrick Lawlor,Emily Sutton-Smith
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Summary

Joseph Campbell, arguably the greatest mythologist of the twentieth century, was certainly one of our greatest storytellers. This masterfully crafted book interweaves conversations between Campbell and some of the people he inspired, including poet Robert Bly, anthropologist Angeles Arrien, filmmaker David Kennard, Doors drummer John Densmore, psychiatric pioneer Stanislov Grof, Nobel laureate Roger Guillemen, and others. Campbell reflects on subjects ranging from the origins and functions of myth, the role of the artist, and the need for ritual to the ordeals of love and romance. With poetry and humor, Campbell recounts his own quest and conveys the excitement of his lifelong exploration of our mythic traditions, what he called “the one great story of mankind.”

Cover photographs of Joseph Campbell © Joseph Campbell Foundation and used with permission.

©1990 Joseph Campbell Foundation (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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The content and performance is an absolute delight

This truly captured the essence of Campbell. (from one who has almost all Campbells audio)

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Hard line to follow

I find it incomprehensible when Joseph is asked unrelated questions to his work. Never the less I found this book nutritious for lack of a better word. There is something special going on here and It was not intellectually pressing in the slightest, more like listening to a good radio program from the old days. A good intro to Joseph Campbell and my full gratitude to all.

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Not the book The Hero’s Journey!!!

This is NOT the book I expected. Would be nice if this was shown better!

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Brilliant!

Just magnificent! Just magnificent! Just magnificent! I loved it. I am a new person indeed

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