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More on “The Hero with a Thousand Faces”

I posted a while ago about Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), where Campbell explores the theory that all stories are expressions of the same fundamental structure, which he named “the Hero’s Journey”, or the “monomyth”, and describes the stages along this journey.

I’ve found a beautiful TED animation that introduces Campbell’s work:


Also, here you can watch excerpts from The Power of Myth, a six one-hour conversations between Campbell and journalist Bill Moyers, broadcast on PBS in 1988.


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