MASKS of ETERNITY POSTER
Approaching the Divine: exploring traditions of East and West...
The Power of Myth – past & present–
Thurs 5 Oct 2017-Film, Intro & discussion
Moyers and Campbell focus on characters and themes found in culture and mythologies.
Campbell argues that these timeless archetypes continue to have a powerful influence on the choices we make and the ways we live.
In the final episode of The Power of Myth, Bill Moyers and mythologist Joseph Campbell discuss commonalities in portrayals of the Divine in world cultures; and the symbolism of the circle in life, in traditional cultural practices, the arts, and insights of psychologist Carl Jung.
Joseph Campbell called images, symbols and mythologies of the Divine
“the masks of eternity,” masks that both cover and reveal the face of an ultimate reality, beyond all portrayals in language and art….
A myth is a mask too, a metaphor for what lies behind the visible world.
In this beloved 1988 PBS series, mythologist and storyteller Joseph Campbell joins Bill Moyers to explore what enduring myths can tell us about our live, in each of six episodes –“The Hero’s Adventure,” “The Message of the Myth,” “The First Storytellers,” “Sacrifice and Bliss,” “Love and the Goddess,” and “Masks of Eternity”
Released shortly after Campbell’s death on October 30, 1987, The Power of Myth was one of the most popular TV series in the history of public television, and continues to inspire new audiences.
2017 is the:
– 10th year of Mythic Links
– 6th year of the Joseph CAMPBELL® Mythological Round Table® Group of Dublin at Mythic Links Ireland which has been awarded CHARTER status by the Joseph Campbell Foundation –www.jcf.org