Entering the Void

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  When I entered ‘the void’ many years ago I thought I was going to die. I was in a very dysfunctional relationship at the time. The man I was with suffered from suicidal depression, and I’d assumed I could rescue him from himself. He kept making up stories about what was happening to him. He would believe his own …

Preparing for the Journey

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  Preparing for the Heroic Journey is notoriously difficult because you are per definition venturing into the unknown. How can we prepare for something we don’t know? On the other hand, we may safely assume that when the Call to Adventure lands in our imaginary inbox, everything that has happened before in life has prepared us for precisely this moment. …

The Call to Adventure

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  The first move towards the Heroic Journey happens when the main protagonist of the story receives a Call to Adventure. In the narrative of mythology the sequence varies dependent on the gender of the main character. Even the starting conditions are different. The heroine’s Ordinary World is often the illusion of a perfect world, while the hero’s journey usually …