60. The Heroine’s Journey: Reclamation of the Feminine

In the last year of interviewing women (and a couple of men) on the wild woman archetype, Betsy and Kate have been on their own heroine’s journeys and have made many personal discoveries among this collective movement.

We discuss:

-Joseph Campbell’s definition of the Hero’s Journey in his book “The Hero With A Thousand Faces”

-Maureen Murdoch, Joseph Campbell’s student, that saw the feminine journey as different and bravely wrote her famous book “The Heroine’s Journey”

-Why we detach from our feminine instincts and align with more masculine traits

-The archetypal energies for the masculine and feminine are in us all and don’t relate to gender, what the heroine’s journey is about is creating balance between the two energies

-Embracing and honoring feminine leadership qualities through reclaiming the feminine qualities of collaboration, ease, compassion, love and forgiveness

-What Kate has learned in her Heroine’s journey (reclaiming her feminine)

-What Betsy has learned in her Heroine’s journey (healing her masculine)

This week Betsy and Kate champion and honor the brave 48 women and two men that went into the depths of inner shadow In Betsy’s 6-month program RECLAIM: A Heroine’s Journey.


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The Hero With A Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell



The Heroine’s Journey, Maureen Murdock



The Heroine’s Journey Workbook: A Map for Every Woman’s Quest, Maureen Murdock