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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-03 04:13 PM
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34. Nor did I claim he claimed so.
But it's important to note his perspective and scholarship is in examining the power of myth and legends, not linking them up (or only glossingly doing so) with the hard data of archeological digs, so, as you put it, what he looks at is "the collective mind of man", not history.

Ideally, Campbell and similar scholars could be thought of as the "theoreticians" to archeologists "experimentalists"; both are needed to truly advance knowledge.
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  -"The Power of Myth" -- Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers IrateCitizen  Dec-08-03 10:33 AM   #0 
  - i watched this series when it first aired  DianeK   Dec-08-03 10:36 AM   #1 
  - Joseph Campbell was the first person  burythehatchet   Dec-08-03 10:38 AM   #2 
  - That's a great quote -- it reminds me of my discussions...  IrateCitizen   Dec-08-03 10:51 AM   #9 
  - similar to a quote from Lao Tzu  G_j   Dec-08-03 10:56 AM   #15 
     - Fantastic!!  burythehatchet   Dec-08-03 04:20 PM   #36 
        - no doubt one of the worlds  G_j   Dec-08-03 04:45 PM   #40 
  - Funny that you should ask  CWebster   Dec-08-03 10:38 AM   #3 
  - Campbell was brilliant  Walt Starr   Dec-08-03 10:39 AM   #4 
  - I have the DVD's  Don Claybrook   Dec-08-03 10:41 AM   #5 
  - I gave a pledge to get the set on audio CD's  IrateCitizen   Dec-08-03 10:48 AM   #8 
  - yes, Mark Morford has link for Mythos on his daily columns  theivoryqueen   Dec-08-03 10:54 AM   #14 
  - Yes and the interview was done at the Skywalker ranch!  seemslikeadream   Dec-08-03 10:42 AM   #6 
  - watched some of the series recently  buddhamama   Dec-08-03 10:47 AM   #7 
  - Yes, that's all the same one -- "From Goddess to God"  IrateCitizen   Dec-08-03 11:10 AM   #18 
  - I treasure this series  theivoryqueen   Dec-08-03 10:52 AM   #10 
  - Follow your bliss.  kodi   Dec-08-03 10:52 AM   #11 
  - Joyfully participate in the sorrows of the world  Walt Starr   Dec-08-03 10:53 AM   #13 
  - wonderful series  G_j   Dec-08-03 10:53 AM   #12 
  - great series  billDcat   Dec-08-03 11:00 AM   #16 
  - Campbell's "new" religion...  Paxdora   Dec-08-03 11:45 AM   #25 
  - Huge fan of Joseph Campbell!  sistersofmercy   Dec-08-03 11:04 AM   #17 
  - Life-changing  stanwyck   Dec-08-03 11:14 AM   #19 
  - the most important lesson of Campbell  imhotep   Dec-08-03 11:26 AM   #20 
  - it's how I discovered Campbell!  ZombyWoof   Dec-08-03 11:26 AM   #21 
  - It's amazing how much of the old is tied up with the future  nolabels   Dec-08-03 11:32 AM   #22 
  - Yes, Joseph Campbell sure put religion in perspective.  Cleita   Dec-08-03 11:33 AM   #23 
  - I used that series to teach mythology classes  Mari333   Dec-08-03 11:35 AM   #24 
  - The inevitable opposing view...  JHB   Dec-08-03 12:13 PM   #26 
  - Thanks for the alternative perspective  IrateCitizen   Dec-08-03 12:20 PM   #27 
  - Check out Pantheism...  Paxdora   Dec-08-03 12:27 PM   #28 
  - Campbell never claimed to be an archaeologist.  Cleita   Dec-08-03 12:27 PM   #29 
     - Nor did I claim he claimed so.  JHB   Dec-08-03 04:13 PM   #34 
  - His many works probably available at your Public Library  SnowGoose   Dec-08-03 03:05 PM   #30 
  - love it  ulysses   Dec-08-03 03:07 PM   #31 
  - campbell is a hack  ursacorwin   Dec-08-03 03:16 PM   #32 
     - I think you're being a little bit overzealous in condemnation  IrateCitizen   Dec-08-03 04:04 PM   #33 
     - You see where my tag line comes in real handy?  burythehatchet   Dec-08-03 04:14 PM   #35 
     - Campbell Is A Hack...And Einstein.. And Da Vinci... And Mozart... And...  WillyT   Dec-08-03 04:25 PM   #37 
     - Roland Barthes  SnowGoose   Dec-09-03 10:34 AM   #44 
  - Joseph Campbell was a treasure  sybylla   Dec-08-03 04:37 PM   #38 
  - Myth for a New Milennium  SpiralHawk   Dec-08-03 04:40 PM   #39 
  - yes!!! n/t  G_j   Dec-08-03 04:58 PM   #41 
  - Females  drfemoe   Dec-08-03 08:06 PM   #42 
     - I agree.  Cleita   Dec-08-03 08:28 PM   #43 

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