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The Hero's Journey
Transcript of The Hero's Journey
The Wise & Helpful Guide
Call to Action
Refusal of the Call
Crossing the Threshold
Slaying the "Dragon"
Road of Trials
Into the Underworld
Tempted by Love
Facing One's Demons
The Rise of Evil (again!)
Reunion & Return Home
RITES OF PASSAGE
How does this
apply to my life?
Studied the patterns in stories and developed "The Hero's Journey"
Definition: Joseph Campbell's term monomyth, also referred to as the hero's journey, refers to a basic pattern found in many narratives from around the world.
Life is a journey...
written around 750 BCE
first told by Rhapsodes (singing poets in ancient Greece)
has all the conventions of an epic
It is important to recognize that the hero's journey is not static; there are infinate variations to the pattern.
Leaving the Ordinary World, Entering Unfamiliar Territory
In Medias Res
Excellence & Skill
THE ODYSSEY &
THE HERO'S JOURNEY
"AH HA!" Moment
What heroes do you already know?
- Make a list of all the
heroes you know from
literature or movies.
Make a list of the ten
most important events
in the life of a hero.