The Heroine's Journey

The Heroine s Journey This workbook guides readers through the heroine s journey the quest to heal the deep wounding of the feminine nature on personal cultural and spiritual levels Each chapter recounts personal experie

  • Title: The Heroine's Journey
  • Author: Maureen Murdock
  • ISBN: 9780834828346
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • This workbook guides readers through the heroine s journey the quest to heal the deep wounding of the feminine nature on personal, cultural, and spiritual levels Each chapter recounts personal experiences as well as a myth or fairytale to describe a phase of the journey Illustrations 20,000 print.

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    1. This book is DATED. Which is interesting because it was published 18 years ago. It's kind of wild that a book like this can seem so old because it indicates to me that quite a lot has happened in the last 18 years. This book came out when I was beginning my most radical feminist years and if I'd read it then, I'd probably have loved it. But the issues in it now seem like they are of another time, in a way. This is not to say that women don't still struggle with the balance of having it all or ho [...]

    2. This book at its best was a disappointment, and at its worst was literally offensive. THIS IS NOT a female-oriented companion to Joseph Campbell's study of the Hero's Journey/Monomyth. First, you need to know that if you are looking for a study of narrative structure, you will be just as disappointed as I was, and will find very little of value for your writing or analysis.Second, know that this is a feminist self-help book written in 1990, and is rife with dated, unbalanced views of feminism cl [...]

    3. Very insightful read about spiritual and feminist liberation. However, there was a chapter on the continuation on the stereotype that women of color being the bearers of the great mysteries and great healers of the world. I don't see this as being much different than the black mammy stereotype. There was also a story in which she pointed out that the woman was black but which had nothing to do with the story. I think I am going to write her a letter.

    4. تمام مایعات بدن ما وقتی که تحت تاثیر قرار میگیریم-وقتی گریه میکنیم، عشق می ورزیم، خونریزی داریم- جاری می شوند. تمام تجارب الهی بدن مابه رطوبت ربط دارند و این رطوبت است که به این سیاره حیات می بخشد. بزرگترین گناه بشریت خشکی و بی حاصلی است و نیاز بزرگ بشر نیز این است که رطوبت و سبز [...]

    5. بسیاری از زنان بسیار موفق ،دختران پدر محسوب میشوند زیرا آنها در جستجوی کسب تایید و قدرت آن اولین الگوی مردانه هستند.تایید و تحسین مادر آنها چندان مهم تلقی نمیشود و این پدر است که زنانگی را تعریف میکند و این تعریف ،بر جنسیت دختر،توانایی ارتباط با مردان و قابلیت او برای موفق شدن [...]

    6. I was initially excited to read this book. It is supposed to be the female companion to Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Being a great fan of that book and Joseph Campbell, but finding lack of the feminine in that book, this is what first drew me in. However, I am even hurt by this comparison because Campbell’s masterpiece, with its faults, is still genius. This book, besides being racist, or at the very least fetishizing race, and being backwards in its feminine politics is [...]

    7. I started quoting this book before I finished reading it. That's pretty much an indication that it's an important one for me. If you write women's fiction and you haven't read this book, read it. If you write about women and you haven't read this book, read it. I'm having a reaction that I've heard others have when they "discover" Joseph Campbell's work for the first time: how did I not know about this book sooner? It's especially strange for me that I wrote a master's thesis in the 90's about t [...]

    8. I felt that I connected with the intent and spirit of the book. Being a fan of Joseph Campbell, this went right along with that only from a feminine point of view; the heroine vs. the hero. Some of the modern content/stories did seem a bit dated, at least compared to my own small social community. There were quite a few phrases, stories and quotes that really did stick with me though. I believe it would be a good book to start off with to jump start research and exploration into the development [...]

    9. This book was strongly recommended by several speakers at Geek Girl Con who were disappointed that Joseph Campbell’s worth on the monomyth excluded the female mythic adventure. Campbell’s comment that women don’t need to make the journey pains me deeply.* Like the author, I found it deeply unsatisfying.I like the idea of expanding on The Hero’s Journey; of moving from a monomyth to a multiplicity of mythic paths. Murdock proposes a different, 10 step mythic adventure for women: 1. Separa [...]

    10. Murdock wrote this book to be therapeutic, to not just share the "essence of the female journey," but to guide women through a journey of self-actualization, of self-discovery, as she grows up, comes of age, as she becomes her self, as she becomes an adult woman. The heroine's journey template used is akin to the Hero's Journey or the Monomyth made so familiar by Joseph Campbell, and the book takes the reader through each stage, from Separation from the Feminine to Integration of the Feminine an [...]

    11. I like that Maureen set out to create a book for women along the lines of Joseph Campbells research on "The Hero's Journey" and I benefitted from this book personally because of the emotional and relational issues I was working through at the time. However, as a work to lay out the Heroine's Journey for the sake of learning how to tell women's stories, I felt it was lacking in a structure which another writer could follow, which is why I wanted to read the book. It's a good read if you know what [...]

    12. In Patriarchal Relationships, there is always a Dominate and Submissive-Excerpt from Heroine's Journey - Maureen Murdock touches upon the enormous task of going into the abyss and transforming into wholeness."My mother deemed worthy that I should be the rejected, quiet, martyr, powerless/ full of shame and doubt, insignificant Co-dependent-caretaker. However, I have to identify with the other side of my personality. I have to accept and regard myself worthy of being different and to stand up for [...]

    13. This is one of only 2 books I have ever read that changed the way that I view my life as a woman. I loved this book and could hardly put it down. It is a beautiful way to add to the work of Joseph Campbell by answering to the way that women experience the journey. It is different and that should be acknowledged. Maureen Murdock did a wonderful job and illuminated some mythology that I see in a whole new light now. Her analysis of the myth of Demeter and Persephone as well as Inana and Erishkigal [...]

    14. Any woman familiar with Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey will resonate with this book. It addresses the journey from a uniquely feminine perspective. Although Campbell himself told the author that the female does not need to make the journey because she is the Goal of the hero's journey, Maureen felt that women have their own journey to make. We follow Maureen's journey loosely through each chapter as well as face the many challenges that women deal with and have been dealing with for centuries. [...]

    15. A stellar tool for understanding one's psychology; using the concept's originally authored by Joseph Campbell, Murdock offers a more female-specific journey to which I had no troubles relating. Understanding that the journey is a spiral path (meaning one can revisit any portion of it over and over again) gives the reader an extremely useful tool in the quest for psychic individuation. Filled with some touching anecdotes, this book is a must-read for women who feel overwhelmed, wounded or lost in [...]

    16. Da questo libro mi aspettavo qualcosa di più. E' molto interessante da leggere, però a tratti ho la sensazione che prenda in esame solo alcuni tipi di donne, nello specifico le donne in carriera degli anni Novanta. Inoltre, mi sembra che la figura dell'autrice sia troppo presente e ciò a scapito dell'oggettività del libro; infatti, sebbene la Murdock voglia descrivere il viaggio che qualsiasi donna intraprende nel corso della vita, le sue vicende personali non mi hanno aiutata a condividere [...]

    17. Draws from epic tales of women's rites of passage: identification with the masculine, reconnection with the feminine, healing the mother/daughter split, duality, and finding the prince with a heart.

    18. Amazing book that gripped me from start to finish. It explained so much in regards to family relationships around me. I plan on reading it again!

    19. This book explores feminine and masculine archetypes, as told through telling of mythological tales from different traditions and manifestations of them in real life. Maureen Murdock makes a compelling case for the links between the destruction of our ecological systems, subjugation of women and animals and minorities, and unbridled greed to masculine energy in our society gone haywire. At a more micro level, the imbalance between masculine and feminine energy causes many women (and men) to burn [...]

    20. A few good insights, but you have to wade through an awful lot of chaff to get to the wheat. Not a parallel to Campbell's monomyth. More a self-help book that might be useful if you struggle with the EXACT issues as the author. A few good moments. There are even a few people I might recommend it to, but it's objective seems misrepresented to me.

    21. Life-affirmingI love this book about the heroine's journey, which IS different than the Hero's Journey. So many stories, instructions, and so much enlightenment for me in this book. If you are a woman awakening, read this book.

    22. Read for screenwriting research. immediately struck a chord with me. highly recommend for female and male readers/writers. interesting snippets of women's place in history and society. great starting point for the healing journey.

    23. Very thankful to Maureen Murdock for writing this book. Issues highlighted are still issues today. Recommend reading this after "Women Who Run with the Wolves" by Clarissa P. Estes.

    24. Simply one of the best books I've ever read. Great for authors and for those interested in feminism. And if you're a feminist author, you'll be in heaven!

    25. A book you could read over and over again and constantly find new inspiration. The book speaks to the subconscious so beautifully and to the consciousness with honesty and love. Read it and be open.

    26. I was disappointed that there wasn't more focus on a feminine story structure to use in contrast to the standard monomyth.

    27. One of the reasons that I read, "The Heroine's Journey," by Maureen Murdock is there was a void on what stages a women must take to reach fulfillment. Based on the rich symbolism of mythology, Joseph Campbell created the hero's journey that many authors have adopted to use as a model in their stories. Although mythology is rich with stories about women, the feminine aspects of intuition, nurturing, and creativity have been downplayed in our modern society. Success is primarily measured in terms [...]

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