A Hero With A Thousand Faces: The Edgy Veggie Shares

December 23rd, 2013

From Ellen Kanner, The Edgy Veggie, The Huffington Postn-MM-ELLEN-large570

Just in time for Christmas, a story to share while snuggling around the fire (or space heater). Once upon a time, a beloved, wealthy young man walked away from his family, away from his riches, away from glittering worldly ways in search of truth and integrity.

This is not a new story. In fact, it’s one of mankind’s great mythical archetypes. Joseph Campbell summed up the gist in his 1949 seminal work, “The Hero With a Thousand Faces” —  A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.

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