Hero's Journey (1989)
To many, Joseph Campbell personified the need to integrate cultural myths into daily life. In "The Hero's Journey," viewers can see how Campbell's intellectual pursuits gave him self-understanding. Though his credo -- "Follow your bliss" -- has largely been misinterpreted as a rationalization for 1980's materialism, his deciphering of linguistic and symbolic mysteries helped him find joy and meaning. Campbell culled data from diverse sources to postulate a provocative, politically incorrect argument that humans exist in a universal culture. He supported this belief with Irish literature, American Indian traditions, and Hindu writings, among other material. Those who choose to take this metaphysical trip may marvel at his conclusions. … More
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