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TheEarCollector
June 24th, 2005, 12:09 AM
Does anyone know of an informative link with descriptions of the 12 steps of the heroic cycle? Everything I find only mentions the steps, but does not describe any of them.

While we are on the subject, anyone know of a link with the archtypal characters?

Abby
June 24th, 2005, 12:37 AM
I don't know of a link, but I believe Joseph Campbell outlines the steps (and archetypes) in one of his books.

Expendable
June 24th, 2005, 12:59 AM
Well, this names and has a quick description of the steps....

http://ias.berkeley.edu/orias/hero/index.htm

Wikipedia has an article on archetypes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archetype

A company has a deck of Archetype Storytelling Cards, here's the deck:
http://www.thecards.com/fullpage/index.html

Here's something on literary archetypes:
http://tn.essortment.com/literaryarchety_rabl.htm

Ouroboros
June 24th, 2005, 05:46 AM
'The hero with a thousand faces' by Jospeh Campell is probably what you're looking for.

Warmed-over jungian babble or a masterpiece, depending on your perspectiv.e

TheEarCollector
June 24th, 2005, 06:56 AM
Yes, starting reading through Campbell's book and got too bogged down in all of his babble. I think he got lost in his own thoughts, and I wasn't in the mood to put it all together into something short and to the point. But I know other people have ;)

Thanks for the links.

Expendable
June 24th, 2005, 09:37 AM
You're welcome. ^__^

I found this in an old post of mine on archetypes, it's good -
http://www.tamson.net/bluefrog/vtm/archetypes.htm