Apotheosis (stage 10 of 17 -- in "Initiation" of Hero's Journey)


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  • The hero's ego is disintegrated in a breakthrough expansion of consciousness.
  • Quite frequently the hero's idea of reality is changed; the hero may find an ability to do new things or to see a larger point of view, allowing the hero to sacrifice himself.[12]

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The Hero with a Thousand Faces (by Joseph Campbell)