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Hero With 1,000 Faces - Online Intensive

Agora Foundation Online Intensive - Hero With 1,000 Faces
by Joseph Campbell

What is the agony of growth? 

“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."

The Hero with a Thousand Faces, first published in 1949, is a work of comparative mythology by Joseph Campbell, in which the author discusses his theory of the mythological structure of the journey of the archetypal hero found in world myths. Campbell explores the theory that mythological narratives frequently share a fundamental structure. The similarities of these myths brought Campbell to write his book in which he details the structure of the monomyth. He calls the motif of the archetypal narrative, "the hero's adventure". The book has influenced a number of artists, filmmakers, musicians, producers and poets.


We invite you to join us as we explore this highly affecting work in a small group, one chapter per week for eight weeks, taking place on Tuesday afternoons from 12:00-1:30PM Pacific Time, as we explore this influential work. All reading materials will be supplied and sessions will be facilitated by tutors experienced in shared inquiry and the Socratic method. Groups will be limited to 14 participants and no prior knowledge is required. Teachers will be offered 2 CEU credits for participation as requested.  


This Eight-Week Series is $275. 
Community of Lifelong Learners subscribers
receive a discount of $50 through a refund.

The Hero With 1,000 Faces - Online Intensive​ - Dates and Curriculum

April 19 - June 7, 2022

Session One:
Tuesday, April 19, 12:00-1:30PM PDT

Prologue - The Monomyth

Pages 1-40

Session Two:

Tuesday, April 26, 12:00-1:30PM PDT

Part I: The Adventure of the Hero - Chapter I - Departure

Pages 41-80

Session Three: 
Tuesday, May 3, 12:00-1:30PM PDT

Part I - Chapter II: Initiation

Pages 81-166

Session Four:

Tuesday, May 10, 12:00-1:30PM PDT

Part I - Chapter III: Return

Pages 167-210

Session Five:

Tuesday, May 17, 12:00-1:30PM PDT

Part I - Chapter IV - The Keys

Pages 211-218, and 

Part II - The Cosmogonic Cycle

Chapter I: Emanations

Pages 219-254

Session Six:

Tuesday, May 24, 12:00-1:30PM PDT

Part II - The Cosmogonic Cycle

Chapter II: The Virgin Birth

Pages 255-270

Session Seven:

Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 12:00-1:30PM PDT

Part II - Transformations of the Hero

Pages 271-314

Session Eight:

Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 12:00-1:30PM PDT

Part II - Dissolutions and Epilogue Myth and Society

Pages - 315-339


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