Thursday Sept. 20: The Hero’s Journey in Everyday Life

The Hero’s Journey described by Joseph Campbell requires individuals to accept the call to adventure, cross the threshold of the known, find one’s mentors and allies, face foes, go through a transformation, and ultimately confront their dragons. Using film, poetry, self-reflection, and discussion this presentation will give participants the opportunity to explore their lives through Campbell’s framework. In our daily lives, whether intentionally or unintentionally, we accepted the call to many journeys: marriage, parenting, being an elder, going to school, entering a profession, getting divorced, dealing with health issues, enlisting in the military, becoming a caregiver, winning the Lotto! This presentation is designed to give participants inspiration, insight, and confidence as they venture through the stages of Hero’s Journey in their everyday lives, and to awaken their inner hero. More information:

Third Thursday Spiritual Forum
Sept. 20, 2018; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Center for Spiritual Living Boulder Valley
107 E. Geneseo St, Lafayette, CO

Presenter Biography
JoAnn Burton has a BA in Therapeutic Recreation and Sociology (BSW) from Lehman College, CUNY and attended the Transpersonal Counseling Program at Naropa University. She is a published author, consultant, and trainer, and has presented at numerous workshops and plenaries throughout the past 20 years.  Her career spans over 30 years in community mental health and she is presently the Coordinator of social and vocational programs at Windhorse Community Services in Boulder. She has developed and taught life/work skills training classes throughout her career. She presently specializes in development and teaching of The Hero’s Journey curriculum. More info on Windhorse Community Services:

Third Thursday Spiritual Forums present mind-broadening and spirit-enriching spiritual topics, and are held at the Center for Spiritual Living Boulder Valley, 107 E. Geneseo St, Lafayette, CO. For further information about the forum, contact Dr. Jay Burch by phone (720-917-9303) or by email (

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