• The Hero’s Journey Template

    This Template provides a solid structure for writers to build stories, narratives, or defining a single storyline.

  • Act 1 - The Ordinary World

  • Act 2 - The Magical World

  • Act 3 - Master of Two Worlds

  • Departure

  • Call to Adventure

    This is where the Journey steps forward and the Hero realizes that this is not just any trial, but this is something that he MUST DO and MUST ACT ON.

  • Refusal of the Call

    This is where the Hero is given a chance to go on the journey and, in keeping with Human Nature, the Hero chooses to NOT take the journey, in essence, he refuses the CALL of the journey.

  • Supernatural Aid

    This is where the Hero meets the Mentor and is given a talisman that will help him throughout his journey.

  • Cross the First Threshold

    This is where the Hero steps into a NEW and MAGICAL WORLD.

  • Belly of the Whale

    Even though the Hero has stepped into a magical world, he is a bit reluctant to embrace it and this step pushes the Hero OFF THE CLIFF and FORCES him to move into the Magical World.

  • Initiation

  • Road of Trials (Test)

  • Road of Trials (Task)

  • Road of Trials (Ordeal)

  • Meeting with the Goddess

    This is where the Hero meets an example of either a Divine Love or an Unconditional Love.

  • Woman as Temptress

    This is where the Hero is tested through some form of Temptation, usually it is a Physical Pleasure or Romantic/Intimate One.

  • Atonement with the Father

    This is where the Hero confronts Ultimate Power and in order to surpass this step, he learns to Detach his Ego and embrace the Divine.

  • Apotheosis

    This is where the Hero experiences Divine Knowledge and a form of Bliss. After experiencing this Bliss, the Hero can now rest, experience peace, and for a short while, embrace fulfillment.

  • Ultimate Boon

    This is where the Hero achieves his goal from earlier and where the Hero realizes the true purpose of his quest was not in achieving the goal, but in becoming something.

  • Return

    After reaching what he considers to be the apex of his journey, the Hero is in DENIAL as the audience realizes with the turmoil and other issues surrounding the Hero. The verdict is very simple - it is time for the Hero to return Home.

  • Refusal of the Return

    This is where the Hero has become attached to the Magical World and all it offers him. However, as he soon discovers, this world is not his home and he must return to the Ordinary World. And as a mirror image of what happened to him earlier, he refuses to leave the Magical World.

  • The Magic Flight

    This is where the Hero goes on an incredible rollercoaster ride of excitement on his way back to the Ordinary World.

  • Rescue from Without

    This is an optional step because, sometimes, the Hero is so STUBBORN that someone else has to come to his rescue because he refuses to leave the Magical World.

  • Cross the Return Threshold

    This is where the Hero finally realizes the dangers of remaining in the Magical World and with renewed strength and vigor, the Hero decides to return to the Ordinary World.

  • Master of Two Worlds

    Upon his return to the Ordinary World, the Hero symbolizes the perfect Balance between the Material (Ordinary World) and the Spiritual (Magical World).

  • Freedom to Live

    After delivering his new found knowledge and insight to his community, the Hero integrates back into the Ordinary World. However, in the final scenes, the audience is shown that the Hero is the resilient symbol of how we should live in the moment and without FEAR.

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