Awesome Children’s Books, Part 4: “Where the Wild Things Are”

If you’ve never read “Where the Wild Things Are,” by Maurice Sendak, then I’m not sure where you’ve been all your life, but I know where you need to go: to the library. A.S.A.P. The book will take you less than two minutes to…

Stage Twelve: Return with the Elixir

The hero’s journey is complete, and he or she has returned with the elixir. But what is the elixir? Read on to find out!

Stage 11: Resurrection, Part 2

Did you love the movie Interstellar? Did you hate it? Are you still baffled by it? Regardless, read on to see how it exemplifies the hero’s death and resurrection!

Just a Heads Up

I re-watched the movie Interstellar a few nights ago. It hurt my brain again. But if you’ve been keeping up with the Hero’s Journey posts, you might want to watch the movie by Friday so you can fully enjoy my upcoming post about Resurrection….

Stage Eleven: Resurrection, Part 1

At the very threshold of the Ordinary World, the hero must face death and resurrection once again. Why? Read on to see how Neo, Frodo, Harry Potter, Superman demonstrate the answer.

Stage Ten: The Road Back

Vacations, sunsets, great books, delicious meals: we’re told that all good things must come to an end. For the hero, even the Special World of the adventure must come to a close eventually. But how does the hero return home? Via the Road Back.

Stage Nine: Reward

You know that feeling when you finally finish something nearly impossible? Of course you do. The real question is, what do you do afterward? The ninth stage of the Hero’s Journey is that of Reward. Read on to find out how heroes celebrate and how they’re changed.