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Joseph Campbell stands as one of the giants of modern literature. Recognizing the universality in mythic themes around the world, Campbell collected those myths and made them accessible to readers in books such as The Power of Myth, The Hero With a Thousand Faces, and The Masks of God. In this program, Campbell discusses the mythic theme of the spiritual quest in the Eastern religions. Hinduism, Buddhism, and the yogic tradition focus on knowing the eternal Self. The author relates some of the religious practices which were developed to get in touch with that Self at the center of one's being, removed from and far greater than the little self of the personal ego. Campbell shares from his vast knowledge of stories which illustrate this spiritual quest for the eternal Self. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, Rovi