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40K: The Best General Podcast, The Monomyth and the Hero’s Journey

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Aug 3 2018


‘Ere we go! In this episode, Adam is rejoined by a very Worthy Adversary where they dig into John Campbell’s, “The Hero with a Thousand Faces” and how the hero’s journey has applied, will apply, or – change – Adam’s.

In narratology and comparative mythology, the monomyth, or the hero’s journey, is the common template of a broad category of tales that involve a hero who goes on an adventure, and in a decisive crisis wins a victory, and then comes home changed or transformed.

There is actually a circle diagram that depicts Campbell’s monolith, you’ll here our guest Red Powell refer back to this throughout the episode. The top third of the circle portrays our protagonist, or hero, in his known realm. While the remaining two thirds of the circle, veritably the second and third acts of his story depict all of the unknowns, the challenges and temptations, revelations and…transformation. Ideally, all this will lead our hero to victory, whatever that means to him – or her – so in this episode, I’d like you to join me as one of my allies and adversaries enlightens me as to what, according to Campbell, my future holds…

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