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These are articles in a series on Joseph Campbell’s ideas about the journey of the hero in myths as a metaphor for our psychospiritual development. I’ve stuck mostly to what Campbell says, though much has been written by others that build upon and modify his ideas. I have added some of my own thoughts, particularly about how the Hero’s Journey applies to the process of change and to women. See Campbell’s book The Hero with a Thousand Faces for more.