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THE HERO’S JOURNEY
of the most common and universal archetypes
in ancient mythology, contemporary literature, and our own lives
in three stages, each involving recognizable steps
can appear at any stage and in any order
- the journey is a dynamic process, not a rigid sequence of eventsSlide3
THE CALL TO ADVENTURE
can appear suddenly or gradually.
can be answered willingly or reluctantly.
can be refused, thus ending or postponing the journey.
hero senses something missing in his/her life and sets out
is taken and the hero sets out to reclaim it.
hero is challenged to embark on a journey.
CROSSING THE THRESHOLD
leaves the known and enters the unknown.
world can be physical or psychological.
must first pass threshold guardian(s), to prove he/she is
can be physical or psychological.
become progressively more difficult.
successful, the hero gains maturity, confidence and skills.
is often assisted by others (guardians, helpers, mentors).
INTO THE ABYSS
faces his/her greatest challenge.
usually faces this challenge alone.
sees self and world in a new way.
and rebirth (IE: child gives way to adult, fear to courage,
to knowledge, etc…)Slide5
ADJUSTING TO THE TRANSFORMATION
returns to everyday life.
must adjust to changes that have
(in self and community).
BESTOWING OF BOONS
attains / reclaims a boon as a result of the
can be tangible (buried treasure) or
(knowledge / awareness).
may or may not share boons with community.
may or may not accept the boon.Slide6
Archetype: pattern, model, blue print
Abyss: greatest challenge; also called “the belly of the whale”
Boon: gift or reward; can be tangible or intangible
Call to Adventure: invitation to the journey
Herald: character or event that brings the call to adventure
Mentor: character who guides the hero
Talisman: object of luck, magic or aid
Threshold: point between the known and the unknown; hero must cross it to embark on journey
Threshold Guardian: those who bar the threshold until the hero proves readiness/ worthiness
Transformation: hero sees self / world in a new way