Monday, 28 December 2015

Star Wars and The Hero's Journey



Great show looking at the hero archetype as theorised by Joseph Campbell, why we are so intuitively drawn to it, and how heroic characters like that of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars can be a light and guide to us in our own life.

Check it out at : http://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/458496650/the-heros-journey




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From the Odyssey, to Robinson Crusoe, to Star Wars — why are we drawn to stories about heroes? And what do they tell us about ourselves? This hour, TED speakers explore what makes a hero's journey.


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"We have not even to risk the adventure alone for the heroes of all time have gone before us. The labyrinth is thoroughly known we have only to follow the thread of the hero path. And where we had thought to find an abomination we shall find a God." 
-Joseph Campbell


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