Raise your hand if you don’t know “The Jungle Book” (and then, run and do something about it, seriously). It is an iconic story, probably one of the most well known by young people and adults across several different generations. Since the publication of the book by Rudyard Kipling (which was rather a collection of books) […]Read more "The Jungle Book"
Now that the enthusiasm has cooled down, the questions remains: is Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Episode VII) cool or not? The film has been released on December 2015 and has achieved an impressive number of records (stuff like being the highest grossing movie of 2015). It is now the third highest grossing film of all times, after Avatar […]Read more "The Hero’s Journeys in Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
As the end of the year approaches, so does the conclusion of my series on the Hero’s Journey. This post is dedicated to the very reason why all journeys start: to end. We are now at the real conclusion of our story. Anything that could have happened, has happened. Forge new friendships and test them, check. Encounter […]Read more "The Resolution (The End?)"
I know, the title of this post may sound a little exaggerated, maybe even scary. But it describes effectively the stage that comes next in the structure of the Hero’s Journey. Let’s try to remember all that happened so far: a Challenge has been set (and initially, naturally, Rejected); a Journey started; Teaching happened all […]Read more "Death and Rebirth"
After the Reward, the mission might seem complete. The enemy has been defeated, the treasure is taken, the (prince / princess / frog) has been kissed. The Journey is over. But is it really? Hell, no of course! It’s time to go back home. And that is true for two reasons: first, all the experience and the […]Read more "The Journey Back Home"
It is done! We faced our deepest fear, entered the Cave, killed the dragon. We didn’t even think it was possible but – here we are. We almost cannot believe it ourselves, but we did it! While we catch our breath and review the experience, we take a moment to consider all the steps that […]Read more "The Reward"
This is it. It’s the darkest hour. The scariest of our fears. It’s when the danger becomes real. In the narrative of “The Hero’s Journey“, there is a moment when all the testing and training is over, and things become serious, very serious. This stage was also called by Joseph Campbell “The Ordeal“, an old English […]Read more "The Dark Cave"