17 Stages of Monomyth

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  1. call to head off into the unknown
    call to adventure
  2. future hero refuses to need the adventure
    refusal of call
  3. guide or magic helper becomes known
    supernatural aid
  4. crosses into the field of adventure, leaving the known limits behind and venturing into an unknown and dangerous realm where the rules and limits are not known
    crossing first threshold
  5. final seperation from the hero's known world and self, shows the willingness to undergo metamorphasis
    belly of the whale
  6. series of tests, tasks, or ordeals that the person must undergo to begin the transformation, often the person fails one or more of these tests, which often occur in threes
    road of trials
  7. when the person experiences a love that has the power and significance of the all-powerful, unconditional love that a fortunate instant may exprience with his or her mother
    meeting with the goddess
  8. material temptations that may lead the hero to abandon or stray his or hers quest
  9. person must confront and be initiated by whatever holds the ultimate power (life or death power) this is the center point of the journey
    atonement with the father
  10. someone dies a pysical death or dies to the self to live in spirit, moves beyond the pairs of opposites to a state of divine knowledge, love, compassion, and bliss
  11. achievement of the goal of the quest, what the person went on the journey to get
    ultimate boon
  12. liking the new world, hero might not want to go home
    refusal of return
  13. escaping with the boon, possibly dangerous
    magic flight
  14. retaining the wisdome gained on the quest, integrating that wisdom into human life and possibly sharing the wisdom with the rest of the world
    crossing the return threshold
  15. achieving the balace of the inner and outer world
    master of two worlds
  16. living in the moment, neither anticipating the future nor regretting the past
    freedom to live
  17. powerful guide brings hero back to everyday life
    rescue from without
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17 Stages of Monomyth
2013-08-27 22:57:07

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