Mythos

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”

Volumes

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
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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Mythos I

“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 …

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Mythos II

“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 …

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Mythos III

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 …

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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 Spirit Land

Explore the rich bond between life and mystery within Native American rituals and religion.

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