The Hero s Journey

This new cloth edition of The Hero's Journey, published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Campbell's birth, recounts his own quest and conveys the excitement of his lifelong exploration of our mythic traditions, what he called "the one ...

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577314042

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 249

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Joseph Campbell, arguably the greatest mythologist of our time, was certainly one of our greatest storytellers. This new cloth edition of The Hero's Journey, published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Campbell's birth, recounts his own quest and conveys the excitement of his lifelong exploration of our mythic traditions, what he called "the one great story of mankind."

The Hero s Journey

Explores the literary theme of the hero's journey in twenty essays covering works by authors as varied as Virgil and Maxine Hong Kingston.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791098036

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 242

View: 228

Explores the literary theme of the hero's journey in twenty essays covering works by authors as varied as Virgil and Maxine Hong Kingston.

The Hero s Journey

Profiling six phases of the mythic hero's journey from unconscious innocence to ultimate self-awareness, argues that shared vision, purpose, and inquiry, combined with the use of the collective wisdom of myth, legend, and metaphor, can ...

Author: John L. Brown

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 0871203448

Category: Education

Page: 195

View: 690

Profiling six phases of the mythic hero's journey from unconscious innocence to ultimate self-awareness, argues that shared vision, purpose, and inquiry, combined with the use of the collective wisdom of myth, legend, and metaphor, can transform a school.

The Hero s Journey

'Monomyth' is the term coined by James Joyce and popularized by Joseph Campbell in his seminal work, The Hero with a Thousand Faces.

Author: Elizabeth Sarah Hoffman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Dystopias in literature

Page: 40

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'Monomyth' is the term coined by James Joyce and popularized by Joseph Campbell in his seminal work, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Its structure is delineated by Campbell, and it follows that of the traditional heroic myths that permeate human culture and history. Margaret Atwood's two companion novels, Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, incorporate Campbell's monomyth and transplant it into the realm of postmodern dystopia. In this way, Atwood offers an escape from the existential dilemmas that face the postmodern subjectivity through the self-perpetuated, neoshamanic journey toward the recognition of immanence. The monomyth bridges this immanence with the separateness of the physical world, embodied by the individual hero, and thus the monomyth functions as a tool for understanding human existence.--P. iv.

Somewhere I Have Never Travelled

In this compelling book, Van Nortwick traces the heroic journeys in three seminal works of ancient epic poetry, The Epic of Gilgamesh, Homer's Iliad, and Virgil's Aeneid.

Author: Thomas Van Nortwick

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195356410

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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The ancient hero's quest for glory offers metaphors for our own struggles to reach personal integrity and wholeness. In this compelling book, Van Nortwick traces the heroic journeys in three seminal works of ancient epic poetry, The Epic of Gilgamesh, Homer's Iliad, and Virgil's Aeneid. In particular, he focuses on the relationship of the hero to one or more second selves, or alter egos, showing how the poems address central truths about the cost of heroic self-assertion: that the pursuit of glory can lead to alienation from one's own deepest self, and that spiritual wholeness can only be achieved by confronting what appears, at first, to be the very negation of that self. With his unique combination of literary, psychological, and spiritual insights, Van Nortwick demonstrates the relevance of ancient literature to enduring human problems and to contemporary issues. Somewhere I Have never Travelled will interest anyone who wishes to explore the roots of human behavior and the relationship between life and art.

The Hero s Journey

The book takes the form of a transcript of a four day workshop conducted by Stephen and Robert. It is a powerful way of learning as you are so absorbed by the experiences of the participants that you feel you are actually there.

Author: Stephen Gilligan

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1845904036

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Stephen Gilligan and Robert Dilts truly take you on a voyage of self-discovery. The Hero's Journey examines the questions: How can you live a meaningful life? What is the deepest life you are called to, and how can you respond to that call? It is about how to discover your calling and how to embark on the path of learning and transformation that will reconnect you with your spirit,change negative beliefs and habits, heal emotional wounds and physical symptoms, deepen intimacy, and improve self-image and self-love. Along this path we inevitably meet challenges and confronting these challenges forces us to develop and think in new ways and push us outside our comfort zone. The book takes the form of a transcript of a four day workshop conducted by Stephen and Robert. It is a powerful way of learning as you are so absorbed by the experiences of the participants that you feel you are actually there. A wonderful voyage of discovery for everyone who thinks that, "there must be more to life than this".

The Hero s Journey in Contemporary Post apocalyptic Fiction for Young Adults

In The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell writes that myths "carry the keys that open the whole realm of the desired and feared adventure of the discovery of the self (8).

Author: Jessica Sylvia Camargo

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 148

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In The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell writes that myths "carry the keys that open the whole realm of the desired and feared adventure of the discovery of the self (8). Campbell distils mythology into common archetypes, which he calls the monomyth, also known as the Hero's Journey. Campbell's monomyth provides keys to unlocking meaning regarding the nature of heroism in contemporary stories, particularly in post-apocalyptic fiction. Such stories present fictional worlds that exaggerate the need for a hero. In post-apocalyptic literature in which young adults are presented as society's best hope for renewal and reconstruction, the Hero's Journey takes on further meaning regarding the successful transition from childhood to adulthood. This thesis applies archetypal analysis to two contemporary post-apocalyptic novels for adolescent readers, Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower (1993) and Mike Mullin's Ashfall (2011), and considers the ways in which the protagonists fulfill Campbell's notion of the questing hero. Lauren Olamina, the central character of Butler's novel, becomes a world-changing hero who provides salvation for humanity. Alex Halprin, the protagonist of Ashfall, comes of age successfully in the face of extremely difficult circumstances and finds hope for the future. Each character offers a model of heroic growth from which readers can take inspiration.

Psychological Applications in Management

oday's business environment requires more effective leadership than ever.

Author: Tomi L. Wahlstrom

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781581120486

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

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oday's business environment requires more effective leadership than ever. In the constantly changing business environment, the leader has the central responsibility of keeping people motivated and productive. Many companies have been downsizing and laying off employees, and leaving behind employees with a wounded morale. To lift this morale, the leader needs to possess characteristics and qualities that cannot be learned from courses taken in business schools alone. These characteristics and qualities can only be learned from life itself in an individual journey of individuation. The leader needs to undergo an initiation process from immature psychology to mature psychology. Traditionally, this process is what makes "men out of boys" and "women out of girls." In analytical psychology this journey is called the hero's journey, which is based on the hero myth and includes several different initiations and growing steps. This study investigates the different initiations included in the hero's journey and the importance of learning how, from them, to be a responsible, effective, charismatic, and powerful leader. The study also illustrates the archetypes, a term developed by Dr. Carl Jung (1959) to describe the original patterns that guide our behavior, involved in the hero's journey and what is required to get through the journey. Heroism is not discussed here in the overall sense in which the public defines heroism. As such, this study does not investigate what motivates people to risk and/or sacrifice their lives by attempting to save people from crashed airplanes. Although this aspect of sacrifice is always present in heroism, this aspect is just one of the many aspects of heroism. Neither a heroic act of saving lives nor being celebrated on the covers of a national newspaper is required to be recognized as a hero. Individuals are all heroes in their own way. Some individuals manifest their heroism in very silent ways (introversion), while other individuals seem always to be in the public eye (extroversion). The essence of heroism always involves taking a journey into the unknown and bringing some sort of knowledge out of the unknown that benefits either society or an organization. The hero brings new prosperity to the organizational wasteland. Heroism in mass media and movie entertainment is very different from heroism in the psychological sense and in the mythological sense, although there are some similar elements. The basic elements of the hero, the villain and the fair maiden, are always present in popular movies, but the steps of the hero's journey are often not involved, which leaves nothing more than a meaningless plot good only for entertainment purposes. These types of movies can steal an individual's sense of understanding of both the myth and the purpose of the hero's journey. This study is neither discussing the heroes of our popular culture, nor is this a study of Hollywood's creations or of celebrated athletes, or even of famed political and war heroes. The focus within this study is a hero's journey in the career of a leader, and how the journey can bring the light (individuation) into the darkness of the organizational wasteland. The legacy of Roberto Goizueta, who died in October 1997, during the writing of this dissertation, is also acknowledged. While his death in itself does not change the conclusions of this dissertation, his contribution to the Coca-Cola Company's success in traveling the hero's journey has been enormous. It remains to be seen what the future brings to this great company after losing such a charismatic and heroic leader.


You Are a Heroine

Mirroring the heroine's journey, this empowering guide outlines: ¿the power of choice. ¿models for personal development. ¿strategies to combat critics (even yourself).¿tips for dealing with emotional roadblocks. ¿methods to achieve ...

Author: Susanna Liller

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781945847103

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

View: 741

In every heroic tale, the heroine is called to fulfill a compelling desire or seek a new adventure. Sometimes she is eager to accept the call. Other times, she refuses out of fear-but the call grows ever louder. For modern-day women, the struggle for self-discovery and the courage to leap into the unknown is no different. Mirroring the heroine's journey, this empowering guide outlines: ¿the power of choice. ¿models for personal development. ¿strategies to combat critics (even yourself).¿tips for dealing with emotional roadblocks. ¿methods to achieve self-acceptance. You may not be Wonder Woman, but you are certainly a heroine. It's time to unleash the power within!For fans of:¿Joseph Campbell's "The Hero with a Thousand Faces"¿Will Craig's "Living the Hero's Journey"¿Maureen Murdock's "The Heroine's Journey"

From Heartbreak to Wholeness

A guidebook for discovering how heartbreak can become the doorway to profound meaning and joy from the bestselling co-creator of the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Series In 2006, after building the bestselling franchise Don’t Sweat the ...

Author: Kristine Carlson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 125018553X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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A guidebook for discovering how heartbreak can become the doorway to profound meaning and joy from the bestselling co-creator of the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Series In 2006, after building the bestselling franchise Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff with her husband Richard, Kristine Carlson faced a shattering loss—the sudden death of her beloved spouse. Woven together with the remarkable stories of others’ loss and recovery, her deeply moving story reveals a clear process of healing that is common to everyone and goes far beyond ordinary prescriptions for getting through hard times. In her new book, From Heartbreak to Wholeness, Kristine offers a life-altering map for navigating the heroic journey from loss to joy—one that ultimately awakens readers to a deep love affair with life. Every day, people suffer heartbreaks of some kind—loss of a loved one, divorce, illness, loss of a job or home—and seek to understand why these losses and traumas have befallen them and how they’ll make it through in one piece. For readers who have endured loss of any kind, Kristine takes them by the hand, showing them how to traverse their own jagged edge of growth and emerge as the hero whole, happy, and empowered. Each chapter of From Heartbreak to Wholeness includes powerful exercises in self-inquiry and reflection, along with step-by-step guidance for writing one’s own heroic story of healing. Journey with Kristine Carlson and learn how you can walk the path from heartbreak to wholeness.

Leadership as Meaning Making

Based on the author’s 30 years experience of management development and a background in design and psychology, this book takes a fresh look at leadership as a systemic shared phenomenon.

Author: John Varney

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1000298132

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 120

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Based on the author’s 30 years experience of management development and a background in design and psychology, this book takes a fresh look at leadership as a systemic shared phenomenon. It is one aspect of the evolutionary principle of bringing people to maturity as human beings – transforming the immature through purposeful adventure. This is not a “how-to” book of tools and techniques but is a guide to personal development. It plots the territory of the hero’s journey (after Joseph Campbell) through unknown worlds. It explains the metaphorical relationship to personal and collective transformation by means of the cyclic pattern of the hero’s journey, overlaid with the enneagram framework. Succeeding chapters spell out practical details for making the journey towards maturity, which alone makes leadership a viable possibility. Only such purposeful leadership will enable others to make their own equivalent journeys. If such people are engaged in work, then they will be more conscious and more effective. Essentially, the book is intentionally quickly communicates a broad sweep of related ideas that form a philosophy for the development of the inner qualities of effective leadership, applicable in all walks of life. The story of the archetypical hero’s journey is suggested as applying to every individual. The hero’s journey is an allegory for a quest for inner growth. It can rub off onto others through what we call “leadership”. Such leadership is what brings meaning to people’s lives. Thus this book is a counter to the empty manipulative techniques propagated by much of the popular writing on leadership, which pays little attention to transformative interaction. There are exercises at the end of each chapter and additional material is available to readers via the internet.

A Field Guide for the Hero s Journey

If you want to be a hero, you can be. How?That's what this book is all about.Will you choose to do it? Will you decide to journey heroically, instead of spending your life merely marking time?If so, this is the book for you.

Author: Jeff Sandefer

Publisher: Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty

ISBN: 9781938948312

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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Do you feel like something big is missing from your life? Do you feel trapped, bored, stuck in a meaningless routine? It may be you think you're too ordinary to ever do something special. Perhaps you're afraid that if you try, you'll fail. The startling truth is this: Just about anyone can do great things, can live a life that's remarkable, purposeful, excellent, and yes, even heroic. If you want to be a hero, you can be. How? That's what this book is all about. Will you choose to do it? Will you decide to journey heroically, instead of spending your life merely marking time? If so, this is the book for you. Welcome to your heroic journey.


The Hero s Journal

This is where you chronicle your life, your hopes, and your dreams. Here is where you gain a greater understanding of who you are and who you want to be. Here is where you become the hero of your life.

Author: Will Craig

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780979044878

Category:

Page: 132

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Write Exciting NewChapters Into Your LifeThis is your journal. This is where you chronicle your life, your hopes, and your dreams. Here is where you gain a greater understanding of who you are and who you want to be. Here is where you become the hero of your life. The answers you seek are deep inside you. The Hero's Journal helps reveal the priceless wisdom you already possess. Delve earnestly into these inner depths and uncover the path you were meant to travel. These are the tools and gear provided for your inner journey: Pre-Journey Checklist, Map of Self-Discovery, Expedition Itinerary, Guided Exercises, Weekly Journal. You need only provide the personal entries and a moral compass.

Ebora

A dupe Awo Ogun.- - Ifasina O. AgbedeIn this book, Awo Falokun Fatunmbi continues to make lasting contributions to our understanding of the Yoruba cosmos.

Author: Awo Fa'Lokun Fatunmbi

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781490397672

Category: Religion

Page: 154

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Awo Falokun Fatunmbi presents in "Ebora" a revealing account and understanding for the first time of Africa's metaphysical aspect of Odu Ifa releasing the connection of Spiritual Warriors within our lives. A dupe Awo Ogun.- - Ifasina O. AgbedeIn this book, Awo Falokun Fatunmbi continues to make lasting contributions to our understanding of the Yoruba cosmos. In “Ebora”, Awo Falokun provides an in depth explanation of the often misunderstood topic of Spiritual Warriors in Ifa. Set to the rhythm of the universal hero's journey, baba takes us on a voyage into the Yoruba spiritual world. This book also provides instruction on how to embark on the journey to self-transformation with the help and guidance of the Yoruba Spiritual Warriors.- - Awo Fategbe Fatunmbi

Mentoring Teenage Heroes

Mentoring Teenage Heroes is written for parents, teachers, coaches, and other ex-adolescents who now guide today's teenagers along the heroic journey from childhood to adulthood -- a rite of passage as old as the ancient myths that ...

Author: Matthew P. Winkler

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780997543735

Category:

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Mentoring Teenage Heroes is written for parents, teachers, coaches, and other ex-adolescents who now guide today's teenagers along the heroic journey from childhood to adulthood -- a rite of passage as old as the ancient myths that metaphorically describe it. Those myths echo through contemporary books and movies and the real-world experience of growing up. For most adults, daily life is a routine grind. For teenagers, it's an epic struggle for identity.

Star Wars

Join Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia for an adventure from the original Star Wars trilogy.

Author: George Lucas

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781484787021

Category: Good and evil

Page:

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Join Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia for an adventure from the original Star Wars trilogy

The Archetypal Hero s Journey in Teaching and Learning

Educator and therapist Clifford Mayes offers an original and powerful vision of teaching and learning as a heroic journey, central to the growth of the student as an integrated being.

Author: Clifford Mayes

Publisher: Atwood Publications

ISBN: 9781891859809

Category: Archetype (Psychology)

Page: 153

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Educator and therapist Clifford Mayes offers an original and powerful vision of teaching and learning as a heroic journey, central to the growth of the student as an integrated being. This journey is filled with such universal human archetypes as the Wise Elder, the Trickster, the Great Mother, and the Great Father. Informed by the psychoanalytical studies of Freud, Jung, and neo-Freudian theorists, Mayes emphasizes the need for a healthy balance in the classroom between the technical and the poetical, the analytical and the intuitive. Teaching and learning are part of the great journey of individuation, and every student must be given the chance to heed the call and fulfill the archetypal role of the Hero in the true adventure of transformative education. Eschewing the corporate mentality guiding today's curriculum, Mayes advocates a pedagogy predicated upon the myth of the Hero's (Heroine's) quest, which guides both teachers and students through a series of trials, labors, transformations, and ultimate awakenings. . . . The quest is ultimately about asking and answering the great questions together--questions that transcend the merely secular and speak to the overarching issue of "What am I called do with my life?" Such questions, he persuasively argues, should be at the core of education. -- from the Foreword by Mark R. Grandstaff, University of Maryland, College Park

The Fool s Excellent Adventure

You don't need to know the tarot or enneagram to use this book. The Fool's Excellent Adventure is intended for anyone with an interest in the tarot, the enneagram, or adventurous self-discovery.

Author: Susan Rhodes

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780982479254

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 344

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The Fool's Excellent Adventure: A Hero's Journey through the Enneagram and Tarot is the first book to explore the relationship between two great systems: the tarot and the enneagram. The tarot provides us with images that can spark our creative imagination. The enneagram allows us to access the gifts of the nine personality types. Used together, they help us to re-imagine the world as a place of magical significance in which each of us has a unique role to play and a unique purpose to accomplish. The hero's journey depicted here is based on Joseph Campbell's mythic vision and Carl Jung's transformational approach to psychology. Two decades ago, in his book Tarot and the Journey of the Hero, Hajo Banzhaf used the hero's journey to develop a tarot model describing the symbolic role of the 21 cards in the major arcana. He depicted the first nine cards as the Arc of the Day (nine archetypal approaches to life), the second nine as the Arc of the Night (nine challenges associated with "shadow work"), and last three as the Goal state (representing the reconciliation of the opposites within our nature). There is one card left over: The Fool. This card depicts each of us as we move through life, never sure of what we'll find around the next bend! Using Pythagorean number symbolism, it's possible to match up the nine enneagram types with the nine paths envisioned by Banzhaf. The only thing missing is a complete Arc of the Goal (one with nine cards instead of three. This book shows what a complete Arc might look like by adding six new archetypal images, thus creating 27-card symbolic tarot. Such an enneagram-informed model allows the traditional symbolism of the tarot to be informed by the relational wisdom of the enneagram. You don't need to know the tarot or enneagram to use this book. The Fool's Excellent Adventure is intended for anyone with an interest in the tarot, the enneagram, or adventurous self-discovery. Additional topics: Discovering your Enneagram Type; Using the Enneagram in Tarot Divination; Using the Tarot to Re-discover the Enneagram; Enneagram-based Tarot Spreads; The Minor Arcana and the Enneagram; Applying the 27-Card Model with a Conventional Tarot Deck; The Transformational Implications of The Fool's "Quantum Zero"; The Animating Spirit of Hermetic Philosophy; The Role of the Enneagram in the Western Mystery Tradition; The Relationship between the Tarot, Enneagram and Qabala; Linking the Enneagram and Qabala through Sacred Geometry; and The Implications of the Golden Dawn's Tarot Attributions.