Atonement with the Father (stage 9 of 17 -- in "Initiation" of Hero's Journey)


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  • The hero reconciles the tyrant and merciful aspects of the father-like authority figure to understand himself as well as this figure.[11]
  • Biblical applications: In the gospels, Jesus wrestles with his impending death in the Garden of Gethsemane, before submitting to his Father's will.

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The Hero with a Thousand Faces (by Joseph Campbell)