The Power of Myth

On 03/02/2012, in Media, Mythology, Society, by admin

The Power of Myth is a book and six part television documentary originally broadcast on PBS in 1988 as Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth. The documentary comprises six one-hour conversations between mythologist Joseph Campbell(1904–1987) and journalist Bill Moyers. The interviews in the first 5 episodes were filmed at George Lucas‘s Skywalker Ranch in California, with the 6th interview conducted at the American Museum […]

Baraka

On 02/26/2012, in Mythology, Philosophy, Psychology, Spirituality, by werner

Baraka is a 1992 non-narrative film directed by Ron Fricke. The title Baraka means blessing in a multitude of languages, deriving from the Arabic بركة,[2] descending from a common Semitic ancestor and cognate to the Hebrew Baruch. Baraka has no plot, no storyline, no actors, no dialogue nor any voice-over. Instead, the film uses themes to present new steps and evoke emotion through pure cinema. Baraka is a kaleidoscopic, global compilation of both […]

2012: Time for Change

On 06/12/2011, in Mythology, Psychology, by wouter

“2012: Time for Change” presents an optimistic alternative to apocalyptic doom and gloom. Directed by Emmy Award nominee Joao Amorim, the film follows journalist Daniel Pinchbeck, author of the bestselling 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, on a quest for a new paradigm that integrates the archaic wisdom of tribal cultures with the scientific method. As […]

 

The Tribal eye

On 02/08/2011, in History, Mythology, Philosophy, by wouter

The Tribal Eye is a seven-part BBC documentary series on the subject of Tribal art, written and presented by David Attenborough. It was first transmitted in 1975. Episodes 1. “Behind the Mask” This episode centers on the life and customs of the Dogon people in Mali, concentrating primarily on their masks and mask rituals. After […]