Summary of the Hero's Journey

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Heroes must learn all they can from their mentor to be able to cross the first threshold. Crossing the first threshold signals the point of no return. Heroes cannot turn back from their journey after they take that step. After crossing the first threshold, the mentor leaves physically, but what he taught the hero always remains in their mind...
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The hero must then follow their heart when they have to make a decision. To others, the hero may appear lost or crazy. This place in the journey is called the "Belly of the Whale". By entering the belly of the whale, the hero shows willingness to have rebirth and self-realization. The second stage is initiation...
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