The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell & Bill D. Moyers
“Joseph Campbell … was the world’s foremost authority on mythology. a preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher whose work has had a profound influence on millions. To him, mythology was ‘the song of the universe, the music of the spheres.’ In [this book], he and distinguished journalist Bill Moyers offer a brilliant combination of wisdom and wit in conversations that range from modern marriage (‘Marriage is a relationship. When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you’re sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship’) to virgin births, from savior figures to heroic figures such as Luke Skywalker from Star Wars (‘ … By overcoming the dark passions, the hero symbolizes our ability to control the irrational savages within us’). The Power of Myth is a great summing up of Joseph Campbell’s work, sure to stand alongside his two celebrated classics The Hero with a Thousand Faces and The Masks of God and his … Atlas of World Mythology.”–Back cover.