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The Purpose of the Hero Archetype

The Hero Archetype mobilizes the boy’s latent energy, breaking the cocoon of family and security. It enables the person to grow and learn by placing him in uncomfortable, often difficult situations. It is ultimately a test that leads to emotional and spiritual growth.

The challenges lead to a big push that results in self-realization, as without such obstacles the boy would not procure the courage that is required.

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The concept of a hero is spellbinding, and this archetype has been in the human psyche since time immemorial, whether through verbal stories, or the earliest written epics.

The lifecycle of a hero is to overcome several obstacles to survive or to achieve specific goals. He...

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The Unknown Facets Of A Hero

A hero isn’t just what pop culture has shown us, the typical ‘real man’ who is noble and masculine. A hero can also be a person who is a child (psychologically) and moves into adulthood or gains maturity due to a series of circumstances, events and situations.

We tend to glorify the hero, ...

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Carl Jung

“The hero’s main feat is to overcome the monster of darkness: it is the long-hoped-for and expected triumph of consciousness over the unconscious.”

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Heroes In Real Life

Many of us admire heroes on the big screen, and in books, but envy them in real life. If we come across a hero archetype in our professional or personal circle, we tend to pull them back down.

In the corporate world, heroes come across as egocentric managers or celebrity CEOs. They have a ...

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