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- Release Date: 04/29/2008
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As part seven of the Joseph Campbell's Mythos series, this video explains the history and origin of Buddhism. Through stories of Buddha's life and the teachings of other Buddhists, Campbell explains the basic philosophy of Buddhism and identifies its two branches, Theraveda (or Hinayana) and Mahayana. He also compares Buddhism to Taoism and Confucianism, and shows how these traditions became known to the West. Oscar Award winning actress Susan Sarandon hosts. ~ Ed Atkinson, Rovi
Joseph Campbell: Mythos 2.5 - The Experience of God
As the final part of the Joseph Campbell's Mythos Series, this video sums up Campbell's exploration of the Eastern traditions by showing the many teachers of wisdom who have believed that god or enlightenment are not outside of a person, they are within; meaning every human is in essence a part of god. By comparing several different religious texts, Campbell also shows how this message can be seen in the Western traditions of Christianity and even in modern psychology. Oscar Award winning actress Susan Sarandon narrates. ~ Ed Atkinson, Rovi
Joseph Campbell: Mythos 2.3 - Our Eternal Selves
Joseph Campbell stands as one of the giants of modern literature. Recognizing the universality in mythic themes around the world, Campbell collected those myths and made them accessible to readers in books such as The Power of Myth, The Hero With a Thousand Faces, and The Masks of God. In this program, Campbell discusses the mythic theme of the spiritual quest in the Eastern religions. Hinduism, Buddhism, and the yogic tradition focus on knowing the eternal Self. The author relates some of the religious practices which were developed to get in touch with that Self at the center of one's being, removed from and far greater than the little self of the personal ego. Campbell shares from his vast knowledge of stories which illustrate this spiritual quest for the eternal Self. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, Rovi
Joseph Campbell: Mythos 2.4 - The Way To Illumination
As part nine of the Joseph Campbell's Mythos series, this video investigates Kundalini Yoga. This spiritual practice focuses on the chakra, or energy centers in the human body. It is believed that if the energy of the chakras is balanced and alingned, a practitioner can transcend suffering. Campbell also compares this form of yoga to Western Psychology and Christianity, and how in essence, all of these philosophies and religions are acting as the same thing, a guide or a map through the human life-cycle. ~ Ed Atkinson, Rovi
Joseph Campbell: Mythos 2.1 - The Inward Path
Renowed scolar Joseph Campbell continues his exploration of mythology in part six of his Mythos series. This video discusses the mythologies and philosophies of the East. By examining acient texts and artifacts, Campbell creates a timeline, showing certain traditions and stories were passed through the many religions of India and then taken by the Buddhist teachers and passed through most of Asia. By examining these tradition, Campbell attempts to show the roots of the "inward path" tradition and how it differs from the religious traditions Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Oscar Award winning actress Susan Sarandon hosts. ~ Ed Atkinson, Rovi
Cast & Crew
- Susan Sarandon - Narrator