Hero’s Journey – Grand Canyon Video

in 1990 Years ago I read Joseph Campbell’s “The Power of Myth” where he talked about the Hero’s Journey and it changed my life. 10 years after that I wrote this song (at this posting it is the 10 year anniversary of this song’s birth 🙂 :

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Lyrics to Hero’s Journey

The hero’s journey is a lonely and a long one
Concentric circles with no end
We slay our dragons and we find they were the wrong ones
Until we love them like old friends

The hero’s journey it not about the struggles
Or the battles that you win
To the victor go the spoils so they say
But the silver chalice you can’t give away

Pretentious paths that pull me on but lead me nowhere
I trade for journeys of my heart
The end result does not lie in some destination
For there’s no end and there’s no start

To recall my past without belief of pain and danger
Have brought new purpose to my life
Enslaved by youth I helped enrage my soul with anger
That slipped my heart upon that knife

Light resounds in my hope and meditation
Deep in silence I can see
In lucifer’s shadow I have found my own refection
When the dark night laid it’s hands on me

If there’s an answer to just where this path is heading
That’s the mystery I’ll use
We all have our own brand of armageddon
In the dark night we live through

Bless my heart when mystery has gone completely
Darkness brings rebirth to claim
Letting go will claimed a lesson learned expensively
Embrace the hero heal the shame

So stike my life with a bitter cup of danger
Watch me find my way back home
In the dimest light I found some answers in my anger
Deep in the dark night of my soul

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