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Can the archetypal myth of the Hero’s Journey assist us in finding ourselves?
Date: 12/8/2018 4:00:00 PM
Topic of Study: Literature
Presenter: Brittany English
Synopsis: Several scholars have pointed out that mythological narratives throughout the world often share a fundamental structure, which has popularly become known as the Hero’s Journey. This structure continues to show up in many of our most beloved contemporary books and films, including Star Wars, The Wizard of Oz, Shrek, Harry Potter, The Lion King, The Matrix, and Finding Nemo. What is it about the story of the Hero’s Journey that has resonated so deeply with people around the world throughout time? Join us as we use a Masonic framework to analyze the stages of the Hero’s Journey and discuss how they can be applied to transform our own lives.

"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest ... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
Albert Einstien
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