Category Archives: Hero’s Journey: Psychology

Articles and blog posts on psychological topics related to the Hero’s Journey, Joseph Campbell and Education.

The Hero’s Journey: One Step at a Time

Let’s not demean ourselves, demean our dreams by pushing them off on some list of things we want to do before we die…this moment is what we have…the promise of this moment. ~ Charlie Wittmack…

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The Millennial Question: Cultural Challenges to Our Hero’s Journeys

We in industry have a responsibility to help this amazing, idealistic, fantastic generation build their confidence, learn patience, learn social skills and find a balance between life and technology. ~ Simon Sinek ~   Four…

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Climbing Kilimanjaro: Michael Crichton Redefines Himself

After climbing Kilimanjaro…I was forced to redefine myself. Climbing the mountain was the hardest thing I had ever done, physically, in my life, but I had done it. ~ Michael Crichton ~ (Adapted from The…

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Richard Leider: Living with a Purpose

The number one fear was a fear of nullification…that they would go to their graves and no one would notice…They had a deep hunger to have mattered, to have made a difference. ~Richard Leider~ Richard…

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Fear and Threshold Resistance

In this 2014 interview with Oprah Winfrey, author Elizabeth Gilbert offers interesting insights into threshold resistance and the Hero’s Journey. Especially interesting are her views on fear and the journey. Every problem begins with fear…

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Liberating Your Journey

Hakomi therapy gives us valuable insights into the healing power of the Hero’s Journey and offers a practical approach to removing blocks from our lives. Hakomi Therapy: The Healing Journey I was working on my…

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An Impulse to Something Greater

At its essence, the Call signifies death and rebirth, the death of our old self or old life and the rebirth of the new. We tend to think of the Call only as a call…

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Recognizing Your Journey

  We don’t really “take” a journey: we “unfold” a journey. Our journeys evolve organically as a dialogue between ourselves and our world. We act and the world responds by giving us feedback, which opens…

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Finding your Bliss

A symbol is “like a mirror swinging out from the mind, able to look back on itself.” In the symbol, we can explore our own mythology. We can step away from our lives for a…

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Mythos and Logos

Mythic thought touches the essence of our experience: the meaning and significance of life. Myth frees us from our current horizon and opens an expanded perspective from which we can build new meaning and direction.…