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The Thousandth Face – breaking through from the ordinary
Jospeh Campbell’s book, ‘The Hero with a Thousand Faces’, sold over a million copies.
In it, using his knowledge of philosophy and psychology, Campbell describes how all human myths share a common fundamental structure, which he called the Monomyth.
Essentially ‘the hero’s adventure’ is summarised as:
The hero ventures forth from the world of the common day into a region of supernatural wonder. Fabulous forces are encountered and a decisive victory won. The hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow good fortune on his fellow man.
The ‘Mono-Myth’ describes a number of key stages or steps along the way:
The hero’s adventure begins in the ordinary world with a call to adventure…
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