In 2017, the Men’s Hero’s Journey ® Summer Intensive will provide men with the best of what we have to offer – our intensive wilderness journey. This experience has been designed to deeply engage the particular needs that men face at essential developmental stages of their lives. What we do on during these wilderness experience is actually live the journey myth of the hero.
The archetypal myth of the Hero’s Journey ® is an ageless and timeless immersion into the transformative currents of personal and planetary evolution. It calls us away from the familiar horizons of home and habit, and to venture forth into the unknown territories within us. It calls us to the adventure given us by living into our one true, authentic and vital life.
Through consistently ‘do-able’ action, we become a living, personified inspiration of whatever potential lies within the consciousness of our human bodies and minds. Joseph Campbell said that it is not an exaggeration to say that the hero’s myth provides us with a ‘secret opening‘ through which the inexhaustible life force energies of the universe pour down and into human beings, making the eternal world manifest right here in our daily world.
Campbell called this ‘becoming the zeal of eternity for incarnation in time’. When we are actively living into and coming forth from the hero’s myth, when we actively take up our own personal challenge and journey through it, we both embody a personal presence while also being aware of and connected a presence larger and beyond what we typically live.