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Characters You Meet on Your Ordinary Heroes Journey

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Joseph Campbell identified archetypical characters that everyone of us meets along the Ordinary Heroes Journey. These are 'real' people in your Ordinary Life that are there for the soul purpose of awakening you from thinking you are mere mortal. They are to help you remember you are Source Energy having a physical adventure and thus powerful creator right here, right now on Earth.

"The Hero is you, whose primary purpose is to separate from the ordinary world and sacrifice self for the service of the Journey - to answer the challenge, complete the quest and restore the Ordinary World's balan

"The Mentor provides motivation, insights and training to help the Hero."

 

"Threshold Guardians protect the Special World and its secrets from the Hero.

 

 "Herald characters issue challenges and announce the coming of significant change. 

 

"The Shapeshifter's mask misleads the Hero by hiding a character's intentions and loyalties."

 

 "The Shadow can represent our darkest desires, our untapped resources, or even rejected qualities. 

 

 

 

 

  • Trickster: "Tricksters relish the disruption of the status quo, turning the Ordinary World into chaos with their quick turns of phrase and physical antics.
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