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Allanah Mooney at NetSquared Vancouver 2013-08-14

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  • A good story lies at the heart of humanity great adventure. Joseph Campbell, a Cultural Mythologist, documented the hero’s journey. He realized that great stories had certain common truths that transcend culture and time of origin. These stories all follow common themes and share certain archetypes or characters.

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  • THE HERO’S JOURNEY Narrative Strategy for Great Stories
  • • A narrative structure used in films like The Wizard of Oz and Star Wars • Universal themes and archetypes • Transformational stories
  • Five stages of the Journey 1. The New Reality 2. The Mentor 3. The Threshold 4. The Dragon Devoured 5.The Return
  • 1.The New Reality • A change in worldview • Reluctant hero • Beginning of the evolution
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  • 2.The Mentor • Every hero has a mentor • Mentors can be a person or a transformational event • The Mentor gives training, equipment, or advice
  • 3.The Threshold • “We’re not in Kansas anymore” • The adventure begins • Stepping forward into the unknown
  • 4.The Dragon Devoured • The Hero slays the dragon • Dragons may be inner or outer demons • Transformation through the Dark Night of the Soul
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  • 5.The Return • The final stage of learning is teaching • The Hero returns home • The transformation is complete “ And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.” ― T.S. Eliot
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