Author Maureen Murdock is regarded as the first to chart an alternative to Joseph Campbell’s "The Hero’s Journey" paradigm that is more appropriate for women’s life journeys.
It appears that Campbell was blinded by the fact that the myths that he was examining involved only male figures. Murdock believed that women have their own psycho-spiritual journeys and quests and developed a model to guide us.
This "Small World" series relates to my own ten point Heroine's Journey and my work in healing and integrating masculine and feminine in my own life. After completing the first eight steps in my five decade life path, in this series I explore the last two phases:
9. HEROINE HEALS THE WOUNDED MASCULINE WITHIN. The heroine makes peace with the “masculine” approach to the world as it applies to them.
10. HEROINE INTEGRATES THE MASCULINE & FEMININE. In order to face the world/future with a new understanding of themselves and the world/life, the heroine integrates the “masculine” and “feminine” qualities/perspectives. This permits the heroine to see through binaries and to interact with a complex world that includes the heroine but is also larger than their personal lifetime or their geographical/cultural milieu.