Janes and David et al.,
Such a thought provoking discussion, I hope you don’t mind my intrusion here.
I love how you summed the points, “the point of the Hero’s Journey, from a psychological point of view, seems to be coming up against all of the unintegrated aspects of your own personality and either integrating them into your larger self, or being destroyed by them. Even the negative power has to be integrated before it can be tamed — at least from the Campbellian and Jungian perspective.”
Or, as Mark Twain said, ‘It’s not the size of the dog in fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog’.