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    1. Documentary recommendation: The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell

      I recently started an excellent series on Wondrium that is a PBS documentary from 1988: Joseph Campbell's The Power of Myth and I figured this series would be of interest to the Tildes crowd. In...

      I recently started an excellent series on Wondrium that is a PBS documentary from 1988: Joseph Campbell's The Power of Myth and I figured this series would be of interest to the Tildes crowd. In this series, Joseph Campbell sits down for a discussion with Bill Moyers discussing the way mythology has influenced our lives from the day-to-day to religion, and how these common motifs present themselves throughout our history and culture. In addition, there is a lot of examples and comparisons of these tropes within the Star Wars original trilogy that is discussed.

      It is a very eye-opening and thought-provoking series that I would really love to have a discussion about if others here find it interesting as well.

      Transcripts of the individual episodes can be found on this site:

      https://billmoyers.com/content/ep-1-joseph-campbell-and-the-power-of-myth-the-hero%E2%80%99s-adventure-audio/

      I personally prefer listening/watching as there are a lot of visual examples that are used during the discussion that helps make the topic more clear.

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