Joseph Campbell’s Hero With a Thousand Faces

The monomyth, the story of our lives; the hero’s journey. I used the template when writing my first book and it’s come in handy for my second because it’s universal. In fact it’s been around since the beginning of time.

It just took Joseph Campbell to travel throughout the world, study all religions and cultures across the continents, hibernate for 5 years and simply read and read only, then share it with the world.

The monomyth. The arc of our lives, like a rainbow, and when you reach a certain age it’s shines through with clarity. All those colors. All those experiences. We now get it although we took our sweet time.

We listened to the call to adventure and then crossed the threshold. We entered the belly of the whale and dealt with our demonds. Gratefully we had mentors and allies to help us with the ordeal along the way.

Then the elixir, we could feel it, we can actually drink it and then share it with the rest of the world. Like Joseph Campbell. America really did provide the world with some wonderful free thinkers, once upon a time.

But there’s still time to master of your world and enjoy the freedom to live; it’s all there in the arc of our lives.

Published by baileyalexander

An American living in Piemonte. Sailed across the Atlantic aboard our 43 Nauticat in 2002 and spent over a decade living in Rome, Paris, Prague, Malta, Venice and Bucharest before settling in Piemonte, Italia.

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