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Awakening the Hero: Calling Forth Bliss in Daily Life


This is a webcourse created and offered by Hero's Journey Foundation. Starting October 7th, 2015, the course meets twice a week, two weeks a month, until February 6, 2016. A total of 16 sessions. Each is recorded and available for a limited time for later listening.

For more information and to enroll, see the course website and/or contact Hero's Journey Foundation.

Awakening the Hero is an online journey to bring the hero myth alive in you right now, right where you are. 

Ride this awakening into a refreshed way of living the life that been waiting for you to open up to.

Become aware of a new context, of a re-newed story beginning to take place in your life. Watch for new possibilities and opportunities that seem to come your way as a result of your new awareness.

Become enlivened by sudden and surprising realizations, like a bell that resounds with the echoes of having just been struck. Notice how small happenings that you might have ignored before now lead to new openings and pathways that enrich your life.

Use a new and resounding energy of realization to become more engaged with life. Take new actions, enter new encounters, and move forward into a larger and more connected life.  Enjoy becoming a part of a rich, ongoing community of fellow travelers who offer encouragement and affirmation for taking the risk of going where you haven’t gone before.

This web course is for those individuals who sense that there is more to live than what is being currently lived.  It is for those who have a desire to embrace a more interesting and activating role in shaping their own lives, and their sense of being alive in the world, rather than just being a passive figure in the landscape of their current lives.

This web course is for people hungry for substantive, meaningful encounters in life, while also entering the lightness of a playful spirit – as this is what living a worthwhile adventure can do, while also embracing the essential goodness of an ordinary life.

This web course will connect you with online journey companions whom you will get to know; people who have their own ‘call of the soul’ speaking to them through images, impulses, and language beyond the common conversations that confine us. Throughout the course broadcasts, you will find allies that inspire you to embrace more of your own humanity, while also getting glimpses into the beauty and majesty of the eternal world that is also within you.

This web course sees to it that you have every opportunity to explore new experiential ground at that essential intersection between your own interior life and the world around you.  In this way, you will inevitably become newly awakened, aware, enlivened and engaged way of being in the world.

We make use of poetry and prose to inspire us to go where we haven’t yet been, and Rumi is one of our favorite and ageless poets who help us to go beyond our usual selves: 

I live my life in growing orbits

which move out over the things of the world.

Perhaps I can never achieve the last,

but that will be my attempt.

I am circling around God, around the ancient tower,

and I have been circling for a thousand years,

and I still don’t know if I am a falcon, or a storm,

or a great song.

– Rilke

This is what Campbell called your “bliss”. Your bliss is that which has always brought you alive and always will, in one form or another.  It is what you loved to do as a child when you weren’t obligated to do other things for the adults in your world.

Your sense of bliss is what enthralled you, and first opened you to a sense of mystery, wonder and love as an adolescent.  It is what inspired you and what informed your ideals, values and direction in life as a young adult. And it is the very thing that wants to speak to you now, in your present stage of life.


Wednesday Evenings @ 8:30pm ET and Saturday Mornings @ 11:30am

Our community gathering happen through our web course broadcasts.  Participants are strongly encouraged to attend these live broadcasts, which are then recorded and available for a limited time to be viewed by those unable to attend.

This is one of our strongest support features for this course.  Each session is hosted live by Michael Mervosh and other Awakening the Hero staff.  Michael offers teachings related to the session theme for each broadcast. Each theme is repeated once, but offers different subject matter for each broadcast.

Attendees participate in short, guided centering meditations to start each session.  They have opportunities to share their thoughts in the active community chat room, is hosted by Awakening the Hero staff, and in personal sharing through the video features, which can allow up to four people on video at one time.

Course participants often respond in profound ways to the sharing of those who take the risk of coming on the video segment and sharing their meaningful experiences of the adventures and ordeals of bringing forth their bliss.  A sense of community connection is established for those who invest in their journey by being active participants during web broadcasts.

Session 1   October 7th and 10th – Click Here for a link for our Session 1 broadcast. 

Session 2    October 21th and 24th

Session 3    November 11th and 14th

Session 4    December 2nd and 5th

Session 5    December 16th and 19th

Session 6    January 6th and 9th

Session 7    January 20th and 23rd

Session 8    February 3rd and 6th

October 07, 2015 - February 04, 2016