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Key Insights From:
The Hero with a Thousand Faces
- There is a single ancient story playing itself out in mythologies across time, culture, and religion.
- The hero’s journey is a cycle of departure, initiation, and return.
- Every tale begins with a call to adventure—the one who runs from it becomes a victim rather than a hero.
- The hero who answers the call usually finds a guide or supernatural aid to help him find and face down the unknown.
- Once beyond the familiar realm, the hero faces trials that will prove him as such.
- The hero’s journey is incomplete without a return and attempted reintegration with society.
- Secularism waters down and removes the potency of myth.