Cervantes on Taking a Leap of Faith

This week it is being reported that the lost tomb of Miguel de Cervantes has been discovered in Madrid.  Cervantes, who died in 1616, is considered "the father of the novel."  The news reminded me of a passage from The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha that inspires me to look at my own life as an… Continue reading Cervantes on Taking a Leap of Faith

Lover, Magician, Warrior, King…some exemplars of mine

I'm reading King, Warrior Magician, Lover:  Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine by Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette.  The below are my current models that epitomize the archetypes for me; the people that I think about when I call up the energies of the archetypes: Lover: Ellen Degeneres I love Ellen's ability to connect with people… Continue reading Lover, Magician, Warrior, King…some exemplars of mine

Roadmap to the Hero’s Journey

What is the name of an adventure you are currently on?  What stage are you in? Joseph Campbell describes the archetypal monomyth of the "Hero's Journey".  The monomyth is a design pattern for human experience.  Understanding this pattern can increase awareness and resources available in one's own adventures.  It also deepens the experience of these… Continue reading Roadmap to the Hero’s Journey