The Hero’s Journey – Descent

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The Hero’s Journey is usually divided into four aspects: Separation, Descent, Initiation, and Return. In this commentary I will delve deeper into what the Descent looks like. The story of the Descent of Inanna exemplifies, in a poetically vivid way, the “descent” of the Hero’s Journey as presented by Christopher Vogler in The Writer’s Journey.  […]

The Character Archetype – Hero

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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 […]