Freedom to Live (stage 17 of 17 -- in "Return" of Hero's Journey)

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  • The hero bestows the boon to his fellow man.[19]
  • Classic examples: Christ returns to the ordinary world after his resurrection, but not as an ordinary man. He can seem to be as others are and interact with them, but his body is a "glorified" body, capable of assuming visible and palpable form, but freed from the bonds of space and time. He is now able to give life to others through his own death and resurrection.
  • Other traditional examples of something similar are Elijah, Enoch, and Khidr, the "immortal prophet" of the Sufis.

Additional resources/examples:

The Hero with a Thousand Faces (by Joseph Campbell)