The Writer and the Shaman (Take 2)

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The Writer and the Shaman (Take 2)

Post by FDamkar » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:08 pm

I apologize for resurrecting this topic, but there was a glitch that prevented me from responding to any comments on the old thread, and eventually, some other problems came up, so I had to start over with a new thread.

Regarding this thread, Christopher Vogler, screenwriter of Hollywood (responsible for overseeing many films, such as The Lion King ), has a book titled, "The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers". He discusses the hero's journey and how to apply it in our stories in our own ways.

There is one segment in particular he writes about, which is that of the similarities between the writer and the shaman. Both are capable of traveling to various worlds, as it were, and bringing back some sort of messages to our communities, whether they be healing words or warning words.

There is a website dedicated to this book, which I advise to go see and read about his book if you are interested in knowing more about his work.