The Hero’s Journey always begins with the call. Does this inner quest resonate with you?
The Inner Quest
What draws people to the inner quest? Perhaps we all have this latent desire but it is not known until we are ready. This inner quest is what Joseph Campbell called the Hero’s Journey. Are you ready for this journey? The journey on the inner quest always begins with the call, the desire to “know.”
“The hero’s journey always begins with the call. way or another, a guide must come to say, ‘Look, you’re in Sleepy Land. Wake. Come on a trip. There is a whole aspect of your consciousness, your being, that’s not been touched. So you’re at home here? Well, there’s not enough of you there.’ And so it starts.” — Joseph Campbell
We use the quote above to start every new group meeting. It sets the tone and mission for the Hero’s Journey. We highly recommend you use it too. It can be the spark which focuses everyone on learning and sharing.If you hear the call then join us. We can be a helpful resource on your journey.
If you are just starting or re-dedicating your journey, share to your Facebook Page, and pin to the top. This will help keep you focused and remind you to check back and see if there are any other quotes or topics that resonate with you. To learn more about the “Hero’s Journey”, and the blended learning strategy employed to teach these tools in the “about” section on the Hero’s Journey.
Above all, listen to the voice inside. Your intuition is trying to tell you there is more to this thing called reality. If you can relate to this call, then you can certainly use tools of spiritual exploration. We call these tools spiritual technologies.
What are Spiritual Technologies?
In essence, spiritual technologies are methods of developing your potential. In short, these mental tools focus on expanding awareness and consciousness. And, these processes stand up to the test of science – repeatable and measurable. Anyone can use them. It’s like baking a cake. If you follow the directions, you get something delicious. We call the practice of these processes Spiritual Exploration.
Of course, there are several ways to list these processes. It’s important to note some of these tools could easily be in more than one category:
- Logical reasoning is one of the first tools we study. This includes the companion tools, spotting logical fallacies and logical axioms. Above all, these are essential tools for any spiritual explorer. They are able to sharpen your ability to discern fact from fiction.
- Another important basic toolset is the “inner work” methods like The Enneagram Personality Profile. These help us to understand the mechanisms of Ego, personality, and instincts. They also provide a doorway to understanding the virtues and gifts of the spirit.
- Progressions of seated meditation are the heart of the practice. This includes a range from Basic Mindfulness Meditation through Japa Meditation and the Siddhis of Patanjali.
- Next, progressions of moving meditation. For instance, several methods of energy collection, like Forest Bathing, Qigong, and Tai Chi.
- Awareness and consciousness expansion pathways such as Lucid Dreaming and the Shamanic Journey or Guided Meditation.
- And last but not least, several healing modalities, such as Reiki, and Shiatsu.
If this article resonates, there are more on our blog. Also, you may be interested in learning about our blended learning process. This is our curriculum which we use to teach several mind-expanding tools. It also aligns the Hero’s Journey. This is the term Joseph Campbell gave the pattern of consciousness development. Our learning process is available in two forms. You can take part in the virtual learning module or in our workshops.
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