An Open Life: Joseph Campbell in Conversation with Michael Toms

  • Title: An Open Life: Joseph Campbell in Conversation with Michael Toms
  • Author: Joseph Campbell Michael Toms
  • ISBN: 9780060972950
  • Page: 473
  • Format: paper
  • An Open Life Joseph Campbell in Conversation with Michael Toms In the tradition of The Power of Myth a conversation with Joseph Campbell that distills the mature wisdom and eclectic spiritual thinking of the world renowned scholar and mythologist
    In the tradition of The Power of Myth, a conversation with Joseph Campbell that distills the mature wisdom and eclectic spiritual thinking of the world renowned scholar and mythologist.

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    About Joseph Campbell Michael Toms


    1. Joseph John Campbell was an American mythology professor, writer, and orator best known for his work in the fields of comparative mythology and comparative religion.


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    1. I have always found that reading Joseph Campbell on the subject of finding a personal mythology to see one through life to be refreshing and liberating. While this book is nowhere as well organized as Bill Moyers's Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth, it's still a fascinating read. Campbell is a great raconteur and can carry the interview by himself. Just a few examples:THE DEVIL. "Our demons are our own limitations, which shut us off from the realization of the ubiquity of the spirit. And as [...]

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    2. "And the whole idea of the Second Coming is thought to be a historical event, too. Well, at the end of the Thomas Gospel, the disciples ask, 'When will the kingdom come?' And Jesus answers, 'The kingdom will not come by expectation. The kingdom of the Father IS spread over the earth and men do not see it.' In other words, bring it about in your hearts. And that is precisely the sense of Nirvanic realization. This is it. All you have to do is see it. And the function of meditation leading to that [...]

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    3. Before Campbell spoke with Bill Moyers in what would become the celebrated Power of Myth series, he engaged in decades-long conversations with Michael Toms, the founding host of New Dimensions Radio. Having read the Moyers and the Toms in rapid succession, I found that much of the same material is covered--follow your bliss, comparative mythology, myths as symbols and signposts to guide our lives, consciousness, etc.What's interesting is how differently Campbell covers these topics. Some of the [...]

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    4. I love any thing Joseph Campbell! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this compilation of interviews done for Public Radio.

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    5. Campbell, so inspirational. He is appearing to be more mumbo jumbo to me these days.

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    6. Erbarmelijk vertaald maar prachtig boekje, een compilatie van interviews waarin Campbell zijn visie op de moderne wereld en de plaats van de mythologie daarin uiteenzet. Ik heb er héél veel in onderstreept, en ga nu op zoek naar het Engelse origineel.Update 180915: eindelijk het origineel ontvangen, wat een zaligheid.Een paar citaten:There's nothing like living when you're not living with a direction but just enjoying the glory of the moment. p15Myths don't represent answers but are attempts t [...]

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    7. This "book" was extremely interesting to me. It was really more of an interview transcript, but the ideas presented by Campbell and Toms, to a lesser degree, were very thought provoking. I'm fairly certain that most of these ideas have probably been presented in previous texts, but they were new to me, and presented in a very accessible, conversational way. The thoughts on the similarities between world religions and the underlying themes that stretch between them are very affirming to some of t [...]

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    8. I enjoy Joseph Campbell. He's even produced, or had a hand in producing, some of my favorite reading material. Unfortunately, this book is so poorly edited that the delight that is usually Joseph Campbell doesn't shine through as brightly as it could. This book just doesn't hold together very well. Still, because it's Joseph Campbell, there are interesting and insightful sparks, thus the three stars.

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    9. Somewhat similar to the Bill Moyers PBS special (and book) Power of Myth, this book consists of interviews between Michael Toms and Joseph Campbell. As such, we get to eavesdrop on a sparkling conversation that illuminates the role of myth in our lives. There's a lot of familiar ground to those who've read Campbell's work, but I like this book because it serves a convenient overview and provides a lot of interesting wisdom.

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    10. A friend gave me the book and told me to read it over break; for not knowing anything about Joseph Campbell, the book was very insightful and a great read. It definitely peaked my interest in mythology and religion, more specifically where the two combine. Joseph Campbell's insights on life and philosophy are definitely worth noting down from the book as well!

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    11. This book is about Campbells beliefs and thoughts. I waas impressed by his statement that life is a journey and follow your bliss. I found my bliss it is travel to the mainland. I hope I hit it big in Vegas.

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    12. The breeziest Campbell I've read. This is the only example I've found of him talking about the ways his scholarship has impacted his own life: what it has meant for him personally to "follow his bliss," how he understands marriage, how he views the role of religion in his own life.

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    13. more campbell-maina- woohoo!

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    14. Joseph Campbell is wonderful, wise and like Carl Jung, has a refreshing, universal view of who we are and where we are.

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    15. "Marriage is not a love affair, it's an ordeal. It is a religious exercise, a sacrament, the grace of participating in another life."

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    16. "You see, when the world seems to be falling apart, stick to your own trajectory; hang onto your own ideals and find kindred spirits. That's the rule of life."

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    17. This was a great book. Joseph Campbell had such a lively and engaged, compassionate mind. It is fully present here.

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    18. This was a wonderful look inside his mind.

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    19. Best way to understand Mr.Campbell, and how our beliefs and myths cross time, continents, people, and cultures. The more we change or evolve the more we are the same

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    20. I enjoyed the DVD much more than reading the interviews. I thought maybe I had missed a book of his, but no, these are just interviews in written form.

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    21. Hard to go wrong with Joseph Campbella great starting point for those interested in some of his broader philosophies and perspectives. Felt too short though.

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    22. Great companion to Power of the MythAlways on the studio book shelf to provide a quick boost when my 'being an artist' stamina flags.

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