They can't be more different. Our hero is doing just fine in the mundum ordinary world. But there is a slight stir foreshadows the internal challenge and the external enemy that will draw the hero to a new world, in which he will be tormented and he will stare death in the eyes - and we will follow him to concur the beast and the internal demon - in the special world.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
We all think of heros as strong and brave. But these qualities are secondary to sacrifice. We admire hero's because their willingness to give up something dearly to them, perhaps even their lives, for an ideal or a group.
The heros earn their magic power through learning, sacrifice and commitment. When the training is over, they suddenly realize their magic power is not the fantastic sword, but the ability to learn, sacrifice and commit.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Our hero must die. Or appear to die so that he can be born again. The liveliness is depressed so it can be revived again. So the world can fill the elation and exhilaration with our hero. He has never felt more alive when he was looking at death in the eyes. The ordeal is an absolutely crucial part of the hero's journey.
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