The Character Archetype – Hero

Hero's Journey

In my previous post I gave a bare bones overview of the Hero’s Journey.  The Hero’s Journey is comprised of two primary archetypes: the character archetype of the Hero and the process archetype of the Journey. According to Christopher Vogler (see The Writers Journey), the Hero’s Journey is peopled with a small set of character archetypes. One […]

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The Hero’s Journey

Hero's Journey

Here is a primitive diagram of the Hero’s Journey. Basically, it follows Aristotle’s story design of Beginning, Middle, and End. For writers, this structure also mirrors the 3-Act play, where both the “Descent” and the “Initiation” make up the middle act. The Ordinary World isn’t necessarily “ordinary”. What is meant by the term “ordinary” is […]

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Numinous and the Numinosum

Myth

I have been asked to explain the word “numinosum.” So, here goes: My attraction to myth is many layered.  One of these layers is simply because myths are great stories.  Also, they typically contain pearls of wisdom. They are mirrors reflecting the human condition.  And, I could go on.  However, for the purposes of this commentary, let me say that I […]

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