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Unformatted text preview: The Hero's Journey: Summary of the Steps by: Joseph Campbell 1. The Ordinary World Here the person is introduced to the audience. S/he doesn't know her/his personal potential or calling 2. Call to Adventure The call to adventure is the point in a person's life when s/he is first given notice that everything is going to change, whether they know it or not. 3. Refusal of Call/Reluctant Hero Often when the call is given, the future hero refuses to heed it. This may be from a sense of duty or obligation, fear, insecurity, a sense of inadequacy, or any of a range of reasons that work to hold the person in his or her current circumstances. 4. Meeting Wise Mentor Once the hero has committed to the quest, consciously or unconsciously, his or her guide and magical helper appears, or becomes known. 5. The First Threshold This is the point where the person actually crosses into the field of adventure, leaving the known limits of his or her world and venturing into an unknown and dangerous realm where the rules and limits are not known.his or her world and venturing into an unknown and dangerous realm where the rules and limits are not known....
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