Mythos: The Complete Series
By Joseph Campbell | Narrated by Susan Sarandon
This title is part of the The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series
“Myth comes from the same zone as dream . . . from the great biological ground, whatever it may be. They are energies and they are matters of consciousness.” – Joseph Campbell
During the final years of his life, Joseph Campbell embarked on a speaking tour in which he drew together all that he had learned about what he called the “one great story” of humanity. These remarkable talks were filmed and are presented here in the order and manner in which Campbell himself intended, with enhanced images and in minimally edited form.
This series is made up of fifteen hours of talks that Campbell himself believed summed up his views on “the one great story of mankind.” Finally complete, and offered for the first time as a boxed set, here is Campbell’s vision of human myth, presented in all its glory.
Presented and Hosted by Academy Award®-Winner Susan Sarandon
Details: 15 hrs, 6 DVDs, CC; SDH.
Extras: Booklet containing Campbell biography, Collected Works bibliography, and a never-before released article by Campbell on “Belief and Power in Myth”
Mythos: Vol. 1, The Shaping of Our Mythic Tradition
An exploration of the psychology, history and biology of myth, and an introduction to the Western mythos.
- Mythos – 1.1: Psyche & Symbol – The psychological impulse for and response to myth
- Mythos – 1.2: The Spirit Land – How myths awakened American Indians to the mystery of life.
- Mythos – 1.3: On Being Human – The emergence of myth in early hunter-gatherer societies
- Mythos – 1.4: From Goddesses to God – The gradual shift from the Goddess to male, warlike deities
- Mythos – 1.5: The Mystical Life – Non-biblical mythic strains that helped shape the Western spirit
Mythos: Vol. 2, The Shaping of the Eastern Tradition
An introduction to the great mythic traditions of South and East Asia.
- Mythos – 2.1: The Inward Path – The core myths of the great Asian religions
- Mythos – 2.2: The Enlightend One – The Buddha and enlightenment, East and West
- Mythos – 2.3: Our Eternal Selves – Yoga and transcendence
- Mythos – 2.4: The Way to Illumination – Kundalini yoga and the seven chakras
- Mythos – 2.5: The Experience of God – Tibetan Buddhism and the spiritual journey that is death
Mythos: Vol. 3, The Shaping of the Western Tradition
An exploration of the great philosophy, art and literature that have shaped the modern West.
- Mythos – 3.1: Love as the Guide – The Arthurian romances, including Tristan and Iseult
- Mythos – 3.2: The Path of the Heart – Parzival and the Grail Quest
- Mythos – 3.3: Beyond Time and Space – The Romantic philosophers
- Mythos – 3.4: Between Pairs of Opposites – Thomas Mann and The Magic Mountain
- Mythos – 3.5: Into the Well of Myth – The Joseph novels and modern myth
|On Being Human|
Journey with Joseph Campbell as he takes you through the shaping of the Eastern tradition and examines spirituality through the mythic images of Hinduism and Buddhism. A review from All Movie Guide: As part three of the Joseph Campbell’s Mythos series, this video examines man’s emergence from the animal world and entrance into cognition. Through examinations of cave paintings and several early myths, Campbell shows how the Goddess or woman was seen as the creative force behind the universe. This belief led to the creation of religions and practices centered on the female among early hunter-gatherer societies. Oscar Award winning …
|Enlightened One, The|
Joseph Campbell’s exhilarating story-telling and masterful teachings continue in this second volume on the One Great Story of our human adventure. Journey with this remarkable man as he takes you through The Shaping of The Eastern Tradition. Campbell uses stories of the Buddha’s life and enlightenment to reflect the essence of the Buddhist religion. He explains the difference between the two principal types of Buddhism–Theravada (Hinayana) and Mahayana. Campbell also probes the differences between Eastern and Western religion by focusing on Buddhism as a religion of “identification with” the divine rather than on of “relationship to” it. He also compares …
|Experience of God, The|
Joseph Campbell’s exhilarating story-telling and masterful teachings continue in this second volume on the One Great Story of our human adventure. Journey with this remarkable man as he takes you through The Shaping of The Eastern Tradition Campbell demonstrates how Tibetan Buddhists turn the ritual experience of death into a spiritual exercise. Trace with him the stages of the Tibetan Book of the Dead in which the Llama prepares a dying man and his family for the final moments of life. This passage, in fact, is a journey downward through the chakras, the centers of energy of Kundalini Yoga. Campbell …
|From Goddess to God|
A review from All Movie Guide: As part four in the Joseph Campbell’s Mythos series, this video continues Joseph Campbell’s look at the development of religion. Joseph Campbell’s Mythos: From Goddess to God examines the reasons behind the shift from early female centered religions to religions that were attached to war-like male gods. Through examination of artifacts, historical records and myths that have been handed down through the ages, Campbell shows the progression of this shift in religion as the nomadic hunter-gatherer societies settled into a more fixed agrarian lifestyle. Campbell also suggests that it is this shift that gave …
|Inward Path, The|
A review from All Movie Guide: Renowed scolar Joseph Campbell continues his exploration of mythology in part six of his Mythos series. This video discusses the mythologies and philosophies of the East. By examining acient texts and artifacts, Campbell creates a timeline, showing certain traditions and stories were passed through the many religions of India and then taken by the Buddhist teachers and passed through most of Asia. By examining these tradition, Campbell attempts to show the roots of the inward path tradition and how it differs from the religious traditions Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Oscar Award winning actress Susan …
|Mystical Life, The|
A review from All Movie Guide: As part five of the Joseph Campbell’s Mythos series, this video explores the connection between Christianity and the ancient mystery cults of Greece. Through the examination of artifacts and historical texts, Campbell shows how early Christians borrowed many of its traditions and symbols from these Greek cults, and how these practices and stories are still part of the Christian religion. Oscar Award Wining actress Susan Sarandon hosts. — Ed Atkinson
|Our Eternal Selves|
Joseph Campbell’s exhilarating story-telling and masterful teachings continue in this second volume on the One Great Story of our human adventure. Journey with this remarkable man as he takes you through The Shaping of The Eastern Tradition Our Eternal Selves introduces us to the systems of yoga that grew out of the mainstream of India spiritually. Campbell demonstrates how the Eastern way of perceiving consciousness is radically different from how it is perceived in the West. He demonstrates how yoga acts as a mediation to bring the practitioner to ever-higher stages of consciousness, to unite one’s personal consciousness with the …
|Psyche and Symbol|
The remarkably successful “The Power of Myth” introduced Joseph Campbell and his extraordinary ideas to millions. Now his vision of the One Great Story of our human adventure has been collected in the first volume, MYTHOS, The Shaping of Our Western Tradition. Psyche and Symbol starts the adventure from within ourselves — in our psyche and souls. Campbell explains, in psychological terms, the universal themes that operate in all people and cultures which link us together. He explains further how myths emerge from the unconscious and how, in every culture, these myths have evolved to guide the individual through the …
“The material of myth is the material of our life, the material of our body, and the material of our environment. A living, vital mythology deals with these.” — Joseph Campbell During the final years of his life, Joseph Campbell embarked on a lecture tour in which he drew together all that he had learned about what he called the “one great story” of humanity. These remarkable lectures were filmed and are presented here in the order and manner in which Campbell himself intended, with enhanced images and in minimally-edited form. As seen on PBS. The Programs 1. Psyche and …
“Myth comes from the same zone as dream… from the great biological ground, whatever it may be. They are energies and they are matters of consciousness.” — Joseph Campbell Mythology scholar Joseph Campbell spent his life learning the “one great story” of humanity. In his final years, he gave a remarkable series of talks exploring all he had learned about myths, symbols, spiritual journeys, and more. Hosted by Oscar® winner Susan Sarandon, presented in the order Campbell intended, each is an invitation to sit at the feet of a master storyteller. Seen on public television. Close-captioned. Includes: The Inward Path. …
At long last, after the long, night-sea journey, the whole of Mythos is complete and available for the first time. Acorn Media has released Mythos III: The Shaping of the Western Tradition on DVD. Filmed over the last years of his life, Mythos captures Joseph Campbell’s final series of public talks, his retelling of humankind’s “one great story.” With the release of this third volume, the entire series will be seen for the first time as Campbell delivered them, and as he intended them to be seen. Once again, the programs are hosted by Oscar®-award winner Susan Sarandon. In Mythos I: …
|Way to Illumination, The|
Joseph Campbell’s exhilarating story-telling and masterful teachings continue in this second volume on the One Great Story of our human adventure. Journey with this remarkable man as he takes you through The Shaping of The Eastern Tradition Perhaps the most sophisticated form of yoga, Kundalini Yoga, concentrates on the seven chakras or symbolic centers of our psychic energy. Campbell explains the full chakra system of Kundalini Yoga and makes comparison with modern Western psychology and Christian concepts. Explore how this system teaches rituals and mediation practices so unit the spiritual power in the human being with the spiritual force of …
|The Spirit Land|
Explore the rich bond between life and mystery within Native American rituals and religion.