Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey Spread
On This Day
George Lucas credits Joseph Campbell’s influence on Star Wars, which he wrote after reading Campbell’s Hero with a Thousand Faces.
Joseph Campbell, mythologist, writer, and lecturer, was born this day in 1904. Coining the term “follow your bliss,” he is best known for the popularization of the Hero’s Journey.
Summation of Spread
The Fool can be seen as the soul embarking on the Hero’s Journey. Moving through the cards with a nose for adventure and a knack for all things supernatural, he learns lessons, transforming into a hero.
This hearty spread offers an opportunity to examine where you are and where you are heading in the near future.
Cast Your Cards
1. Ordinary World: The present moment.
2. Call to Adventure: What adventure is calling me?
3. Refusal of the Call: What stops me from accepting the challenge?
4. Supernatural Aid: Who is my guide/helper along the way?
5. The Road of Trials: What is my challenge?
6. Meeting with the Goddess: What or whom do I love most?
7. Woman as Temptress: What do I desire more than anything?
8. Atonement with Father: What person or thing holds ultimate power in my life?
9. Ultimate Boon: What happens when I confront this power?
10. Master of Two Worlds: How do I accept the duality of my journey and integrate it into my life?
11. What strength do I draw upon confronting this challenge?
12. What is my reward?
13. How am I changed?