The Hero’s Journey – Descent

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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. Imagine being stripped of everything you have; of everything you know about yourself; of every artifact that represents your life as you know it.  This is what Inanna experiences in her descent.  This […]

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.  […]