The True Story Of A Superhero – David Whitehead Truth Warrior Vlog
What is the history of the hero story? Is there a hero in you?
I discuss Joseph Campbell’s ideas on the hero’s journey, and share my own.
It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.
You enter the forest
at the darkest point,
where there is no path.
Where there is a way or path,
it is someone else’s path.
You are not on your own path.
If you follow someone else’s way,
you are not going to realize
The first function of mythology is showing everything as a metaphor to transcendence.
The agony of breaking through personal limitations is the agony of spiritual growth. Art, literature, myth and cult, philosophy, and ascetic disciplines are instruments to help the individual past his limiting horizons into spheres of ever-expanding realization. As he crosses threshold after threshold, conquering dragon after dragon, the stature of the divinity that he summons to his highest wish increases, until it subsumes the cosmos. Finally, the mind breaks the bounding sphere of the cosmos to a realization transcending all experiences of form – all symbolizations, all divinities: a realization of the ineluctable void.
The usual hero adventure begins with someone from whom something has been taken, or who feels there is something lacking in the normal experience available or permitted to the members of society. The person then takes off on a series of adventures beyond the ordinary, either to recover what has been lost or to discover some life-giving elixir. It’s usually a cycle, a coming and a returning.
The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.
– Joseph Campbell