You are the main character in your own story. And each of us has the opportunity to be the hero of our own myth.
American scholar, Joseph Campbell, observed a pattern in mythology: he discovered that human stories go on repeating themselves as if they never happened before. Campbell directs our attention to the hero’s journey, which he says is the same story retold worldwide and throughout all time.
Monomyth, is a term Campbell borrowed from James Joyce, which has since become a synonymous reference to the hero’s journey. Even legendary filmmakers: George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Francis Coppola, have all looked to Campbell’s book, The Hero With A Thousand Faces, before making some of their most famous films. The monomyth is forever retold because it reflects universal concerns:
Who am I? What is my purpose? What defines me? Am I my own rock? Is there anybody else out there? [Read more…] about A Monomyth