Are You Ready To Be The Hero Of Your Own Story?

Discover how myths, fairy tales, and quests can inspire and empower you to lead a legendary life.

The Power Of Stories

How do you make sense of the world around you and your place in it? What challenges you to see things from a new point of view? What helps you relate to others on a more personal level?

Stories are tools for understanding ourselves and others more deeply.

When we share stories, we gain much needed insight, empathy, and perspective. And when we begin to shift our perspective, our black and white way of seeing the world begins to fade as we open up to the beauty and possibilities of ourselves and the world around us.

Why Myths?

Myths provide explanations for why things are the way they are. How did the Earth come to be? How was humankind first created? Why does the sun rise in the East and fall in the West? Even though they are not scientific explanations of nature’s phenomena, they provide us with great comfort because they help us understand our world.

The same goes for our traditions. Why do we decorate evergreen trees in the Winter? Why do we set up altars for our deceased loved ones during All Saints Day and All Souls Day? Why do we light and release lanterns at the end of the Chinese New Year? The stories tied to these traditions and more help us connect to each other, and our community, more deeply.   

Most importantly for me, myths help us determine how to live a meaningful life. When we progress through The Hero’s Journey (Joseph Campbell) or The Heroine’s Journey (Maureen Murdock), we learn how viewing our lives as stages on a greater journey can help unlock our own personal transformation.

This is why I'm a mythologist. My passion is sharing stories and breaking down their themes so we can take comfort, connect to each other, and be inspired to transform into the person we desire to become.

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Ulysses and The Sirens, circa 1909, by Herbert James Draper

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The Hero’s Journey is a model derived from mythologist Joseph Campbell’s research into the great stories of the world. While he was compiling his Historical Atlas of World Mythology, Campbell realized that there was an archetypal story at work that manifested in the stories from diverse and unrelated cultures and across all time periods. Here we'll explore the stages of the Hero's Journey and how they relate to our own personal growth and transformation. #mythology #personaltransformation #personalgrowth #greekmythology #personaldevelopment #mythologylessons #theseus #minotaur

A Complete Guide To The Hero’s Journey

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Join The Lessons From The Labyrinth Book Club on Facebook!

Calling all fans of mythology, legends, and fairy tales! Lessons From The Labyrinth is a book club for those who wish to explore classic stories and their applications today. Underworld goddesses, Native American star people legends, and Celtic fairy lore are just a few examples of what we’ll be covering. Are you ready? Let’s go on an adventure!

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The Odyssey by Homer and Translated by Emily Wilson.

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