THE HEROIC JOURNEY
The hero’s journey, as defined by Joseph Campbell, is a living work-in-progress around the world. One can say it has passed into the collective commons of the repository of human wisdom. Campbell encouraged this, sensing that his body of work and legacy had far to go; it speaks to so many facets of the human experience.
Soon after we are born, and once we acquire language, the most powerful way we are able to absorb wisdom is through stories. Stories bypass the rational-logical (logos) mind and go straight to the symbolic (mythos) realm, creating a much more inspirational, engaging, and resonant experience than simply receiving information. Please note that we use the terms “myth” or “mythic” as Campbell uses them: not as ...