Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth

Season 1 Episode 3

The First Storytellers

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Aired Unknown Jun 23, 1988 on PBS
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The First Storytellers
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Campbell discusses the origins of our myths and religions in our hunter/gatherer ancestry. He uses a combination of archaological evidence and analysis of modern hunter/gatherer groups to piece together the ancient beliefs of these first storytellers. He also explores the idea of ritual as an enactment of myth.moreless

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