Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth
Mythologist Joseph Campbell's exhilarating journey into the stories and
legends we have created for centuries to explain the universe and our
place in it. This 6-tape boxed set includes: The Message of the Myth,
The First Storytellers, Love and the Goddess, Sacrifice and Bliss, and
Masks of Eternity. By Bill Moyers. Should be part of every school's
curriculum. Highly recommended.
Available from Mystic Fire Video at www.mysticfire.com
A Matter of Heart
An excellent portrait of the great psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung.
By Marc Whitney. Available from Mystic Fire Video at www.mysticfire.com
This seminal film by Adcademy Award-winning film artist Hilary Harris
views New York City as if through a giant microscope, to reveal the
city as a giant organism. To shoot the film, Harris hung time-lapse
cameras off skyscrapers all over Manhattan, and left them running for
six months at a time. The result is half a year compressed into 40
minutes. Its spectacular shots - of skyscrapers growing out of parking,
avenues of traffic dissolving into pulsating capillaries, and lights
flickering on and off like neurons in some vast brain - are
unforgettable. Distributed by Phoenix films; New York, 1975.
Godfrey Reggio's stunning 1983 visual poem contrasting the Sacred Land
of the Hopi with the urban chaos and confusion of New York and Los
Angeles. The title means "life out of balance" in the Hopi language. No
actors, no subtitles, all set to music by the American composer Philip
Glass. Spectacular and though-provoking. By Godfrey Reggio.
Another film by Godfrey Reggio, scored by Philip Glass, released in
1988. Shot in Brazil, Peru, Kenya, Egypt, Nepal and Nigeria, this film
shows the common humanity of people all around the world, and the
problems they face when "development" comes knocking at their door. The
Hopi language title means "negative sorcerer who lives at the expense
of others" - suggesting that Western civilisation is a parasite for the
Third World. Breautiful and sad, leaves one wanting to save the planet.
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