Audio: Lecture I.1.1 – The Celebration of Life
In the human heart and in the human mind — no matter what the race, the culture, the language, the tradition — there is at least the sense of a mystery, and an awesome and a very terrifying mystery inhabiting the whole universe: the very mystery of being itself. — Joseph Campbell
Early shrines and cave art suggest that human beings were aware of a grand mystery far beyond themselves more than 100,000 years ago. Modern investigations into early mythologies have revealed basic motifs and recurring themes. Joseph Campbell shows how these ancient myths and symbols celebrate the mysteries of life and can sustain us today.
Running time: approx. 60 minutes