The Call to Adventure

“the awakening of the self”

One form of life cannot simply be abandoned unless it is exchanged for another. 

“This first stage of the mythological journey – which we have designated the “call to adventure” – signifies that destiny has summoned the hero and transferred his spiritual center of gravity from within the pale of his society to a zone unknown.

“… that unconscious deep (“so deep that the bottom cannot be seen”) wherein are hoarded all of the rejected, unadmitted, unrecognized, unknown, or undeveloped factors, laws, and elements of existence.”

The Four Signs,” which is the most celebrated example of the call to adventure in the literature of the world …pg 46