Hero’s Journey & TED Talks

hero, dragon, knight, hero's journey, hero with a thousand faces, mythology, mythTED – Technology, Entertainment, Design. That is how TED came about in 1984 as a conference bringing together folks from those three disciplines to talk about stuff.

People love to talk and they love to share their ideas. That’s one of the reasons  we blog, right? Or Facebook or Twitter. Now, I’m not much of a talker per se, but I do like to write. Or, at least, I’d rather write than talk.

So, anyway, if you’re looking to listen and watch people talk about all KINDS of stuff, head on over to TED.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the hero’s journey as you can see from a previous blog post. I still haven’t started reading The Hero With a Thousand Faces, but as soon as I finish The Snow Queen I will. A book that definitely follows the Hero’s Journey. The heroine, Moon, left home, was tested and tried and tested again, gained enemies and allies, went through her Ordeal, including “Death” and “Resurrection, and is now On the Road Back, but she still has more tests to undergo before she achieves (or doesn’t achieve) her goal.

I know she achieves it because I’ve read the book before, but I’m still enjoying the journey. Funny how that works, which attests to the fact that we can read some books over and over or watch some movies over and over and still be drawn into them.

I found this five minute video over at TED about the Hero’s Journey. It’s really good as it’s a brief, succinct intro to the Hero’s Journey