what to read

Having the right expectations can make the difference. If you want to prepare for the Hero's Journey, you might want to read some of the texts that we used to shape our proposal, in order to deepen theoretical background; this list may be a good starting point:

J. Campbell, The hero with a thousand faces, 1949

C. G. Jung, The archetypes and the collective unconscious (Complete works, Vol. 9/1), 1934-1955

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the rings, 1954-1955

R. Graves, Greek myths, 1954

J. Campbell, The portable Jung, 1976

P. Rebillot, The call to adventure: bringing the Hero's Journey to daily life, 1993

C. Vogler, The writers' journey. Mythic Structure for Writers, 2010

Again, it is absolutely not required to read any of these texts in order to participate – but curiosity is one of the engines of the world, and it seemed interesting in our opinion to share this list with you.

participants speak:


  • “It was fundamental because I discovered that not all those who wander are lost”
    -  Chiara C.

  • “The first step is the refusal, so you have to go on and see what happens.”
    -  Valentina Z.