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Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth. Program 3, The First Storytellers: Transcript

Campbell, Joseph

Campbell discusses the importance of accepting death as rebirth as in the myth of the buffalo and the story of Christ, the rite of passage in primitive societies, the role of mystical Shamans, and the decline of ritual in today's society.


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January 28, 2016


Other transcripts from this series are available in Academic Commons at the following links:
Program 1, The Hero’s Adventure:
Program 2, The Message of the Myth:
Program 4, Sacrifice and Bliss:
Program 5, Love and the Goddess:
Program 6, Masks of Eternity:

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