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If Joseph Campbell is to be believed, all stories (filmic ones most definitely included) spring from a few key mythological kernels spanning virtually all cultures and periods.
In Search of DraculaMoving easily between history, myth and fiction, IN SEARCH OF DRACULA turns up a trove of vampire lore. We get a taste for Transylvanian folkways, vampire bats, Vlad the Impaler’s bloody exploits, Greek Orthodox rites and, of course, Bram Stoker’s composition of the original novel. Here too are some of the...Start your free trial to watch
Legend of the WitchesThe historical origins of witchcraft in moon-worship and the witches’ legend of creation; initiation rites undergone by the modern witches' divination by birds and animals; Christianity’s absorption of pagan rites; revenge killing; the Black Mass; Cecil Williamson's Museum of Witchcraft in Cornwall;...Start your free trial to watch
Mythic JourneysWith gorgeous stop-motion animation and enlightening interviews, MYTHIC JOURNEYS seeks to reclaim the power of myth. The filmmakers gained access to Deepak Chopra and other spiritual leaders for a rich and stimulating dialogue, which is woven in with the astonishing puppetry of Brian and Wendy Froud (LABYRINTH). Using the...Start your free trial to watch
The Order of MythsThe first Mardi Gras in America was celebrated in Mobile, Alabama, in 1703. In 2007, it is still racially segregated. Filmmaker Margaret Brown, herself a daughter of Mobile, escorts us into the parallel hearts of the city's two carnivals. With unprecedented access, she traces the exotic world of secret...Start your free trial to watch