We All Have Traveled The Hero’s Journey

by / Monday, 01 July 2013 / Published in Career Enhancement, Life Enrichment, Story Telling

In the Hero With a Thousand Faces, American mythologist, Joseph Campbell, brilliantly unveils for us a characteristic universally shared among all of the greatest stories ever told throughout all of history.

“A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder (x): fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won (y): the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man. (z)” (1)
Heros Circle

This is known as The Hero’s Journey. Without too much mental effort, we can see that in fact we can apply The Hero’s Journey to every great story throughout mankind. We see this in the Bible with Moses and others in the Old Testament and with Jesus in the New Testament. And in the Koran we see the same with Mohammad, the prophet of Allah.

More contemporary fictional accounts also follow this same pattern. William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet offers a double dose of the Hero’s Journey in the same story. Moving forward further in time is it not easy to think of our favorite books and movies and see an unmistakable semblance to The Hero’s Journey?

Now let’s get bold. Let’s look at ourselves in the mirror – square in the eyes – and recognize that each of our own life stories follow the Hero’s Journey. Actually, I assert that little if any imagination is at all necessary to do this. Each of us who have ventured into the unknown; have been tested to our limits and returned with the victor’s spoils for our family and friends; are, without equivocality, a hero.

The MeEO Profile™ is purposed solely with helping you show the word the hero that is in you. Mariah Carey truly capture’s the words with both eloquence and accuracy… “A hero lies in you…”

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Matt Gorman
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  1. Campbell, Joseph. The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1949. p.23