Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Mythos I and Mythos II). I've been watching it streaming from Netflix but I'm sure many public libraries would have it as well.
These are not flashy presentations and, for that reason, are unlikely to ever be aired on regular television. They're videos of Campbell lecturing in a room full of students with some slides to illustrate. It's really like taking a class from Campbell on mythology and I've been watching each episode separately on different nights. It's been a great education and I've learned a lot of interesting things (some of which I may follow up here with later blog posts). Here's a list of the episodes on Volume I:
1. Psyche and Symbol -- The psychological impulse for and response to myth.
2. The Spirit Land -- How myths awakened American Indians to the mystery of life.
3. On Being Human -- The emergence of myth in early hunter-gatherer societies.
4. From Goddess to God -- The gradual shift from the Goddess to male, warlike deities.
5. The Mystical Life -- Non-biblical mythic strains hat helped shape the Western spirit.
Highly recommended if you're interested in mythology - not as quaint stories from the ancient past that our non-scientific ancestors believed in, but as powerful beliefs all cultures, including our modern culture, still share.
Posted by Steven Schimmrich at 3:44 PM