Why I Seldom Teach The Hero’s Journey Anymore — And What I Teach Instead

Campbell believed that all myths the world over told one story. Borrowing a word from James Joyce, he called this one story the Monomyth. The Monomyth is the Hero’s Journey.

What in the end does the Hero’s Journey offer people who are not Heroes? A way to understand them, perhaps, but certainly not a path open to everyone.

Because of these objections I’ve stopped teaching the Hero’s Journey except to those who naturally resonate with Hero figures. I continue to appreciate Campbell’s work and his enthusiasm and love for myth even while recognizing limitations.

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by Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

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