Freedom to Live: The Hero’s Journey, Stage 17 (Explained)

Freedom to Live: The Hero’s Journey, Stage 17 (Explained)

What is stage 17 of Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey? What is the significance of the “freedom to live”? Freedom to live is the stage of the hero’s journey in which the hero has found a balance between his internal and external worlds and he no longer fears death. Freedom to live is stage 17, the last stage, of Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey, from The Hero with a Thousand Faces. We’ll cover what the freedom to live entails and look at examples of the freedom-to-live stage of the hero’s journey.

Supernatural Aid: The Hero’s Journey, Stage 3 (Explained)

Supernatural Aid: The Hero’s Journey, Stage 3 (Explained)

What is stage 3 of Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey? What is the significance of supernatural aid? Supernatural aid is the stage of a hero’s journey during which the hero meets an otherworldly helper. This supernatural aid is a personification of the hero’s destiny. Supernatural aid is stage 3 of Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey, from The Hero with a Thousand Faces. We’ll cover what forms this supernatural aid may take and look at an example of a hero encountering supernatural aid.

5 Hero’s Journey Examples in Classic Mythology

5 Hero’s Journey Examples in Classic Mythology

What are some good hero’s journey examples? What can these examples of the hero’s journey demonstrate about the hero’s journey? Joseph Campbell’s The Hero With a Thousand Faces is an exploration of the power of myth and storytelling, from the ancient world to modern times, and spanning every human culture across the world. We’ll cover hero’s journey examples for the departure stage of the journey and explore how the themes of myth remain consistent across the globe.

The Belly of the Whale: Hero’s Journey, Stage 5 (Explained)

The Belly of the Whale: Hero’s Journey, Stage 5 (Explained)

What is stage 5 of Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey? What does “the belly of the whale” have to do with the hero’s journey? The belly of the whale is the stage of a hero’s journey during which the hero symbolically dies and then must be reborn. The belly of the whale is stage 5 of Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey, from The Hero with a Thousand Faces. We’ll cover what forms the belly-of-the-whale stage may take and look at two examples of a hero encountering the belly of the whale.

Meeting with the Goddess: The Hero’s Journey, Stage 7 (Explained)

Meeting with the Goddess: The Hero’s Journey, Stage 7 (Explained)

What is stage 7 of Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey? What does the “meeting with the goddess” signify? The meeting with the goddess is the stage of the hero’s journey when the hero encounters the goddess, the mother figure who is the epitome of beauty and represents the feminine ideal in all its aspects. The meeting with the goddess is stage 7 of Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey, from The Hero with a Thousand Faces. We’ll cover what the meeting with the goddess entails and look at an example of a hero meeting with the goddess.

King Midas Story: How Greed Ruined His Hero’s Journey

King Midas Story: How Greed Ruined His Hero’s Journey

What is the King Midas story about? How does it conform to the conventions of Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey? The King Midas story is about what happens when we’re greedy and don’t think things through. The phrase “Midas touch” comes from this story, and while the phrase refers to someone who has good luck, in the King Midas story, the king’s luck runs out. We’ll cover the King Midas story and how it fits into the traditional hero’s journey template.

Animism’s Origin: How Our Ancestors Respected Nature

Animism’s Origin: How Our Ancestors Respected Nature

What is animism? How is it related to theism? Who held animistic beliefs? Animism is the belief that every animate and inanimate thing has thoughts and feelings and can communicate with people. This belief system is non-hierarchical—all beings are equal. We’ll dive deep into the animism definition, discussion animism’s origin, and look at animism’s history.