Heroes

HEROES: Print Resources

The Hero with a Thousand Faces Joseph Campbell, New World Library, 2008 The book argues that hero stories such as Krishna, Buddha, Apollonius of Tyana, and Jesus all share a similar mythological basis. He introduced the concept of the hero’s journey to popular thinking, and popularized the very idea of comparative mythology. Quiet Strength Rosa…

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Rev. Wayne Walder: Our Human Journey Is Our Life

by Reverend Wayne Walder “The longest journey is the journey inward.” – Dag Hammarskjold Most hero or heroine stories begin with an amazing act. Men and women achieve great recognition, they give special gifts to the needy or risk their lives and livelihoods to help others. We often call these people heroes. Maybe we should.…

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HEROES: Movie Resources

Forrest Gump  (1994) This is not a heartwarming story about a mentally challenged man. The movie is more of a meditation on our times, as seen through the eyes of a man who lacks cynicism and takes things for exactly what they are. Wait Until Dark  (1967) An innovative, highly entertaining and suspenseful thriller about…

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Our Music: The Hero’s Journey

by Susanne Maziarz, Music Director at Neighbourhood I will never forget the first time I listened to Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life) by Richard Strauss. It was during my composition undergrad at McGill and I was sitting in my basement apartment lost in the orchestral soundscape created by the Chicago Symphony under Fritz Reiner. What…

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HEROES: Inspirational Quotations

“All know the way; few actually walk it.” ― Bodhidharma “The road leading you to the goal, does not separate you from it; it is an essential part of it.” ― Charles de Lint “Keep walking though there is no place to go. Don’t try to see through the distances. That’s not for human beings. Move within,…

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HEROES: Audio and Video Resources on the Web

My Hero from The Moth (14 minutes) A little boy’s dreamy childhood comes to a screeching halt on a North Carolina highway. http://themoth.org/posts/stories/my-hero A Daily Walk Just to Listen from This I Believe (4 minutes) As a hospital chaplain, parent and writer, Susan Cosio often finds her life filled with responsibilities and distractions. But she…

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