Awakening the Heroes Within
- Carol S. Pearson's book - indicates 12 inner guides or archetypes,
from the innocent one to the fool.
These 12 archetypes form a very interesting context for a course
of Biodanza working the 5 lines of vivencia.
Joseph Campbell affirms that the hero's journey is characterized
by 3 stages:
- the departure: something arrives - a drawback,
an error, something unforeseen which reveals an unexpected world
- the hero faces a problem
- the journey or initiation: during the journey,
the hero is always assisted by benevolent powers, but he still
has to achieve the challenges by himself.
- the return: the hero comes back victorious and
One can compare these 3 stages with the effects
of the vivencia: we decide to undertake a course of transformation
because we live one difficult moment or because we are seeking
to understand something about ourselves. We are helped and supported
by the group, but we can't avoid tests and challenges we must
face by ourselves, in order to achieve an existential revival,
a major comprehension of oneself.
During more than two years, training courses made possible to
check and note excellent results with the approach The Hero's
Journey among participants. The abundant theoretical support,
the vivencia and the quality of the work were submitted to Rolando
Toro's advice : he found the project coherent with the principles
of Biodanza and approved it at once.
The extension of Biodanza The Hero's Journey
has 3 stages, each one including 4 archetypes. To each stage corresponds
an illustrated booklet - containing theory and vivencias
useful to propose a whole year of weekly courses as well as intensive