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The hero's normal world before the story begins.

Ordinary World

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The hero is presented with a problem or challenge to undertake.

Call to Adventure

2

The hero has a choice: to accept of refuse the call.

Choice: Refusal or Acceptance of the Call.

3

The hero meets a mentor to gain confidence, advice or training.

Supernatural Aid.

4

Hero crosses the gateway that separates the ordinary world from the special world.

Crossing the First Threshold.

5

The hero experiences a "dark night of the soul".

Belly of the Whale

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A series of obstacles a hero must face.

Road of Trials.

7

A wise or magical woman gives advice or guidance.

Meeting with a Goddess.

8

Hero must reconcile difficult relationship with father figure.

Atonement with Father.

9

The hero recognizes true identity and gains self knowledge.

Apotheosis.

10

Hero has survived death, overcome his greatest fear, and now earns the award he sought.

Ultimate Boon.

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The hero must recommit to completing the journey and travel the road back to the Ordinary World. "How can I go back?"

Road Back.

12

Hero returns to his ordinary world.

Crossing the Return Threshold.

13

The hero has mastered both his ordinary world and his special world.

Mastery of Two Worlds.

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Having faced evil and gained self-knowledge, the hero is no longer fearful.

Freedom to Live