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Reply To: The Hero’s Journey as it relates to inherent psychological drives


From A Joseph Campbell Companion:

The goal of the hero’s journey
is yourself, finding yourself.”

From Pathways to Bliss

The hero journey is one of the universal patterns through which that radiance shows brightly. What I think is that a good life is one hero journey after another. Over and over again, you are called to the realm of adventure, you are called to new horizons. Each time, there is the same problem: do I dare? And then if you do dare, the dangers are there, and the help also, and the fulfillment or the fiasco. There’s always the possibility of a fiasco.

But there’s also the possibility of bliss.”

And briefly, from The Hero with a Thousand Faces,

The modern hero-deed must be that of questing to bring to light again the lost Atlantis of the co-ordinated soul.”

Just a quick hit-and-run post, tossing a few nuggets out there. I’ll dive a little deeper as time allows . . .