Neophytes of narratology
the hero with
a thousand faces
by Joseph campbell

This is a Multi-part series. Please scroll down or click on the below links to navigate:

Join the Neophytes as they begin their hero's journey to become masters of narrative theory.  In Part 1 of their analysis of Joseph Campbell's The Hero With a Thousand Faces, the crew explores the Monomyth.  However, their quest will not be easy as an old foe makes a triumphant return.

While the Neophytes await their call to adventure, they debate the etiquette of answering a herald, how to politely chase off the trinket-bearing elderly and what Freud would say about their personal threshold guardians.

Midway through a podcast, the Neophytes found themselves upon a darkened path.  What would Freud have to say about that?


The Neophytes finally arrive at a section of myth-narrative studies that they desperately wanted to explore sans their old foe Freud.

Having completed the Hero's Journey proper, the Neophytes, like Odysseus' crew, find their return to be more complex than anticipated.  Follow them through lands of Campbellian addenda, indexes and ancillary topics.

In the penultimate episode of The Hero with a Thousand Faces, the crew debates death and whether it is better to become a savior, a tyrant, or a saint.  Spoiler: they all choose tyrant.

The Neophytes finally finish their overview of Joseph Campbell's A Hero with a Thousand Faces.  Now, they must attempt to readjust to normalcy from their heroic journey.