Tag Archives: individuation

Overcoming the Siren Call of Domination

A reader suggests that the island enchantresses in “Odyssey” help the hero in his quest for integration.

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The Journey of the Reader Hero

Reading literature can be compared to Joseph Campbell’s “Journey of the Hero.”

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