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  • 1. The archetypes of the Hero’s Journey are based on mythical figures. 2. I look at my life as a Hero’s Journey. 3. I am capable of great deeds. A contemporary Arthur or Boadicea. 4. I follow the steps through the archetypal framework creating on each level, a grander vision of myself than the one before. 5. I expand my vision of myself.
  • Heros Journey1

    1. 1. The Hero’s Journey Inspired by “Awakening the Heroes Within: Twelve Archetypes To Help Us Find Ourselves And Transform Our World” by Carol S. Pearson
    2. 2. The Passage travelled on the Hero’s Journey
    3. 3. Stages of the Journey and Associated Archetypes <ul><li>The Initiation : Innocent, Orphan, Warrior, Caregiver </li></ul><ul><li>The Journey : Seeker, Lover, Destroyer, Creator </li></ul><ul><li>The Return : Ruler, Magician, Sage, Fool </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Goal: Remain in safety </li></ul><ul><li>Fear: Abandonment </li></ul><ul><li>Problem: Deny it or seek rescue </li></ul><ul><li>Task : Fidelity, Discernment </li></ul><ul><li>Virtue: Trust, Optimism </li></ul>Aspects of the Initiation Archetype: The Innocent
    5. 5. <ul><li>Goal: Regain safety </li></ul><ul><li>Fear: Exploitation, Victimisation </li></ul><ul><li>Problem: Powerlessness, wishing for rescue </li></ul><ul><li>Task : Process and feel pain fully, be open to receive help from others. </li></ul><ul><li>Virtue: Interdependence, Realism </li></ul>Aspects of the Initiation Archetype: The Orphan
    6. 6. <ul><li>Goal: Win, make a difference through struggle </li></ul><ul><li>Fear: Weakness </li></ul><ul><li>Problem: Confront it </li></ul><ul><li>Task: Fight only for what really matters </li></ul><ul><li>Virtue: Courage, Discipline, Skill </li></ul>Aspects of the Initiation Archetype: The Warrior
    7. 7. <ul><li>Goal: Help others, Make a difference through love and sacrifice </li></ul><ul><li>Fear: Selfishness </li></ul><ul><li>Problem: Take care of it or those it harms </li></ul><ul><li>Task: Give without maiming self or others </li></ul><ul><li>Virtue: Compassion, Generosity </li></ul>Aspects of the Initiation Archetype: The Caregiver
    8. 8. <ul><li>Goal: Search for a better life or better way </li></ul><ul><li>Fear: Conformity, Entrapment </li></ul><ul><li>Problem: Flee from it </li></ul><ul><li>Task: Be true to deeper self </li></ul><ul><li>Virtue: Autonomy, Ambition </li></ul>Aspects of the Journey Archetype: The Seeker
    9. 9. <ul><li>Goal: Growth, Metamorphosis </li></ul><ul><li>Fear: Defeat </li></ul><ul><li>Problem: Destroy or be destroyed </li></ul><ul><li>Task: Learn to let go </li></ul><ul><li>Virtue: Humility, Acceptance </li></ul>Aspects of the Journey Archetype: The Destroyer
    10. 10. <ul><li>Goal: Bliss, Oneness, Unity </li></ul><ul><li>Fear: Loss of love </li></ul><ul><li>Problem: Fixation on love object or behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Task: Follow your bliss </li></ul><ul><li>Virtue: Passion, Commitment </li></ul>Aspects of the Journey Archetype: The Lover
    11. 11. <ul><li>Goal: Creation of a life, work, or new reality </li></ul><ul><li>Fear: Inauthenticity </li></ul><ul><li>Problem: Claim it as part of self </li></ul><ul><li>Task: Self-creation, Self-acceptance </li></ul><ul><li>Virtue: Individuality, Vocation </li></ul>Aspects of the Journey Archetype: The Creator
    12. 12. <ul><li>Goal: A harmonious and prosperous Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>Fear: Chaos </li></ul><ul><li>Problem: Find its constructive use </li></ul><ul><li>Task: Take responsibility for your life, find ways to express your deeper self </li></ul><ul><li>Virtue: Responsibility, Control </li></ul>Aspects of the Return Archetype: The Ruler
    13. 13. <ul><li>Goal: Transformation of constrictions into expanded realities </li></ul><ul><li>Fear: Negativity </li></ul><ul><li>Problem: Transform or heal it </li></ul><ul><li>Task: Alignment of self with Cosmos </li></ul><ul><li>Virtue: Personal Power </li></ul>Aspects of the Return Archetype: The Magician
    14. 14. <ul><li>Goal: Truth, Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Fear: Deception </li></ul><ul><li>Problem: Study, understand or transcend it </li></ul><ul><li>Task: Attainment of enlightenment </li></ul><ul><li>Virtue: Wisdom, nonattachment. </li></ul>Aspects of the Return Archetype: The Sage
    15. 15. <ul><li>Goal: Enjoyment, Pleasure, </li></ul><ul><li>Fear: Nonaliveness </li></ul><ul><li>Problem: Play with it or play tricks on it </li></ul><ul><li>Task: Enjoyment of the journey for its own sake </li></ul><ul><li>Virtue: Joy, Freedom </li></ul>Aspects of the Return Archetype: The Fool
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