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Bill Moyers

Autor/a de The Power of Myth

138+ obres 12,602 Membres 103 Ressenyes 9 preferits

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Bill Moyers was born in Hugo, Oklahoma, on June 5, 1934. He attended North Texas State College, the University of Texas at Austin, earning his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism in 1956, the University of Edinburgh in Scotland from 1956 to 1957 and the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort mostra'n més Worth, Texas in 1959. After college, Moyers joined the staff of Senator Lyndon B. Johnson as his personal assistant, from 1960 to 1961. From 1961 to 1962, Moyers was the associate director of public affairs for the Peace Corps, and deputy director of the Peace Corps in 1963. He later joined Johnson again, this time as special assistant to the President, from 1963 to 1967. He became the Press Secretary, in 1965 until 1967. That same year, he began as publisher of Newsday, holding the position until 1970. He then became producer and editor of the Bill Moyers' Journal for PBS from 1971-76, and an anchor for USA: People and Politics from 1978 till 1981. In 1976 he joined CBS as chief correspondent for CBS Reports for two years. He was the senior news analyst for CBS News from 1981 to 1986 and has been executive editor of Public Affairs Programming Inc. since 1986. Over the course of his many years in journalism, Bill Moyers has earned and received many awards and honors, among them, an Honorary doctorate, from the American Film Institute; numerous Emmy Awards; the Ralph Lowell medal for contribution to public television; George Peabody awards, 1976, 1980, 1985-86, 1988-90; DuPont/Columbia Silver Baton award, 1979, 1986, 1988; Gold Baton award, 1991; and the George Polk awards, 1981, 1986. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Obres de Bill Moyers

The Power of Myth (1988) — Interviewer — 7,906 exemplars, 65 ressenyes
Healing and the Mind (1993) 805 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Genesis: A Living Conversation (1996) — Autor — 782 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
The Language of Life (1995) 476 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Talking about Genesis (1996) 314 exemplars
A World of Ideas II (1990) 243 exemplars
Moyers on America: A Journalist and His Times (2004) 237 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Moyers on Democracy (2008) 223 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth  [1988 TV miniseries] (1988) — Director — 154 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues (2011) 87 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Hero's Adventure [1988 Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth TV episode] (1988) — Director — 55 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Amazing Grace with Bill Moyers [1999 TV episode] (1990) 21 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Bill Moyers : on our own terms (2000, television series, Set wBooklet) (2011) — Writer, Executive Producer, Host — 8 exemplars
Wisdom of Faith: (4) Islam [1996 TV episode] (1996) — Host — 6 exemplars
Wisdom of Faith [1996 TV series] (1996) — Host — 4 exemplars
The language of life (1995, television series) (1658) — Host — 3 exemplars
Earth on Edge VHS 3 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Arab World (1991) 2 exemplars
Changing lives (1998) 2 exemplars
World of Ideas 1 exemplars
BILL MOYERS: GOD AND POLITICS (2011) 1 exemplars
Spirit and nature 1 exemplars
Själens läkande kraft (1994) 1 exemplars
Dying (VHS) 1 exemplars
Violence (VHS) 1 exemplars
Oren Lyons the faithkeeper (1991) 1 exemplars
Spirit & nature [video recording] (1997) — Reporter/Interviewer — 1 exemplars
The Public Mind (1989) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Breaking the Sound Barrier (2009) — Pròleg — 109 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Of Kennedys And Kings: Making Sense of the Sixties (1980) — Pròleg — 54 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Acquainted with the Night (1997) — Pròleg — 47 exemplars
Whose Gospel? (2010) — Pròleg, algunes edicions25 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Robert Penn Warren talking: Interviews, 1950-1978 (1980) — Interviewer — 14 exemplars
The Face : Jesus in Art [2001 TV documentary] (2001) — Narrador — 13 exemplars
Being Rapoport: Capitalist with a Conscience (2002) — Introducció — 10 exemplars
Florence: The Power of the Past With Bill Moyers (1990) — Narrador — 7 exemplars

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The national bestseller, now available in a non-illustrated, standard format paperback edition The Power of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people--including Star Wars creator George Lucas. To Campbell, mythology was the "song of the universe, the music of the spheres." With Bill Moyers, one of America's most prominent journalists, as his thoughtful and engaging interviewer, The Power of Myth touches on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, offering a brilliant combination of intelligence and wit. This extraordinary book reveals how the themes and symbols of ancient narratives continue to bring meaning to birth, death, love, and war. From stories of the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece and Rome to traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity, a broad array of themes are considered that together identify the universality of human experience across time and culture. An impeccable match of interviewer and subject, a timeless distillation of Campbell's work, The Power of Myth continues to exert a profound influence on our culture.… (més)
 
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PendleHillLibrary | Hi ha 64 ressenyes més | Mar 9, 2024 |
The national bestseller, now available in a non-illustrated, standard format paperback edition The Power of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people--including Star Wars creator George Lucas. To Campbell, mythology was the "song of the universe, the music of the spheres." With Bill Moyers, one of America's most prominent journalists, as his thoughtful and engaging interviewer, The Power of Myth touches on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, offering a brilliant combination of intelligence and wit. This extraordinary book reveals how the themes and symbols of ancient narratives continue to bring meaning to birth, death, love, and war. From stories of the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece and Rome to traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity, a broad array of themes are considered that together identify the universality of human experience across time and culture. An impeccable match of interviewer and subject, a timeless distillation of Campbell's work, The Power of Myth continues to exert a profound influence on our culture.… (més)
 
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PendleHillLibrary | Hi ha 64 ressenyes més | Mar 9, 2024 |
Campbell writes well and draws exciting references into his argument. Classical myths power our thinking is his central thesis, and follows through much of his work. The problem is that this thesis is never really subjected to a rigorous test. And as such this simple general view of myth powering all thoughts fails to solve explain many of the memetic evolutions we have seen in the last 10 years or so.
 
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yates9 | Hi ha 64 ressenyes més | Feb 28, 2024 |
I had several problems with this book: The interview transcript format did not work for me, there was too much emphasis on Christianity and Star Wars, the illustrations seemed tokenistic, and in some curious way, remarks that should have been timeless seemed dated. But I opened this book with purpose and in some respects, I found the wisdom I was looking for. I had recently returned from an ancient mountain walk in Japan called the Kumano Kodo. I was struck by the number of small shrines to mountain spirits along the way as well as the way sacred space was delineated by gateless tori gates. So I resolved to assemble a shrine to the mountain spirits that surround me, and create a sacred space where I could be open to my feelings of mystery, awe, and humility.
The stages of human development are the same today as they were in ancient times. As a child, you are bought up in a world of discipline, of obedience, and you are dependent on others. All this has to be transcended when you come to maturity, so that you can live not in dependence but in self-responsible authority. If you can’t cross that threshold, you have the basis for neurosis. Then comes the one after you have gained your world, of yielding it – the crisis of dismissal, disengagement. (p.70)
With this comes an awareness that now, as an old man, I disengage from the from the secular dimensions of the world, I am engaging with the spiritual dimensions of my place in it – in nature. .
Moyers: …What does it Mean to have a sacred space? Campbell: This is an absolute necessity for anybody today…This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you may find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen. (p.92)
Curiously, Joseph Campbell then asserts that there are no longer any sacred spaces.
Moyers: Where are the sacred places today? Campbell: They don’t exist. (p.94)
… (més)
 
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simonpockley | Hi ha 64 ressenyes més | Feb 25, 2024 |

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Obres
138
També de
11
Membres
12,602
Popularitat
#1,855
Valoració
4.2
Ressenyes
103
ISBN
166
Llengües
11
Preferit
9

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