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Expanding Our Now by Harrison H. Owen

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Chapter VIGiving the Power Away: The Hero/Heroine’s Journey

Joseph Campbell, mythologist par excellence, has taken many people on an amazing journey. Whether one joined that journey through Bill Moyers’ interviews or through the writing of Campbell himself, the trip has been an eventful one. Well past the signposts of everyday life, down into the interior reaches of humankind’s soul, he has led us to the story of our genesis and growth, the mythology by which the species recorded our enlarging consciousness of self and of the possibilities for humanity.

There is much in our contemporary world that rebels at the whole notion of mythology. We know, as only endless instruction can teach, that mythology is untrue, a mere story, and our rational ...

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