Jonathan Young, PhD, is a psychologist and storyteller who assisted mythologist Joseph Campbell for several years and went on to serve as the founding curator of the Joseph Campbell Archive and Library. In addition, he teaches for screenwriting programs and consults on movie scripts for major studios.
His work with Joseph Campbell revealed the secrets of the hero’s journey as it can be applied to improve our lives, in the modern world.
• The symbols of everyday life found in these tales allude to invisible worlds and give us insight into why the world is what it is
• The cycle of the hero’s journey is a tale that is told over and over again, calling us to change by pushing us out of our comfort zone
• These lessons are repeated over and over again, as one learns from their mistakes and improves upon life
• We all have an attachment to the old way of looking at things, despite the call which urges us to push past our mistrust of doing new things and becoming what we might be