the power of myth book pdf The Power of Myth records the interview of Joseph Campbel, popular mythologist, ans shows us how myths build civilizations, shape cultures and capture our imaginations. Think of something as simple as the robe the judges wear. If the judge was simply a role, he could wear a suit. But instead he wears a magisterial black robe to to ritualize and mythologize his position and power. Myths are also a way to put you in touch with the experience of being alive, and the realization of being something more than simple flesh and blood.