The Power of Myth 2

Here are full episodes of The Power of Myth episodes 2 to 6.

Episode 2:  The Message of the Myth 

Creation myths, transcending duality, pairs of opposites, God vs. Nature, sin, morality, participation in sorrow, the Gospel of Thomas, Old Time Religion, computers, religion as “software,” the story of Indra: “What a great boy am I!”, participation in society. 



Episode 3:  The First Storytellers 

Animal memories, harmonization with body and life-cycle, consciousness vs. its vehicle, killing for food, story: “The Buffalo's Wife,” buffalo massacre, initiation ritual, rituals diminishing, crime increasing, artists, the Shaman, the center of the world.



Episode 4:  Sacrifice and Bliss

Chief Seattle, the sacred Earth, agricultural renewal, human sacrifice, sacrifice of the Mass, transcendence of death, story: “The Green Knight,” societal dictates vs. following bliss, “hidden hands” guiding life's work.



Episode 5:  Love and the Goddess

The Troubadours, Eros, romantic love, Tristan, libido vs. credo, separation from love, Satan , loving your enemy, the Crucifixion as atonement, virgin birth, the story of Isis, Osiris, and Horus, the Madonna, the Big Bang, the correlation between the earth or mother Goddess and images of fertility (the sacred feminine).


Episode 6:  Masks of Eternity

Identifying with the infinite, the circle as a symbol, clowns and masks, epiphanies and James Joyce, artistic arrest, the monstrous as sublime, the dance of Shiva, that which is beyond words.



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