Journey Circles

In this category, we are presenting the many graphics found on the internet that illustrate the pattern of the hero’s journey with a circle, wheel or other graphical representation of the circular nature of the journey. For each graphic, we wish to indicate who created the graphic, including the web address where it appears as well as other websites where it has been used. Often these graphics appear on other organizations’ or individuals’ websites without attribution, so we invite our visitors to help us identify the graphic by using the Comment part of the particular graphic post.

Some of the Most Common Circular Representations of Campbell’s Hero’s Journey

The following are some of the most common circular representations of Campbell’s Monomyth and Vogler’s Hero’s Journey


From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero%27s_journey


From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero%27s_journey
Google indicates that this graphic came from Wikipedia with the above link, but that link links to page with the above graphic, not this one. Note this graphic has a typographical error: the word “transformation” is written with “t” overlapping “r”.


From: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-angry-therapist/201708/how-use-the-hero-s-journey-life-coaching-tool


From: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheHerosJourney


From: http://heroism.wikia.com/wiki/Hero%27s_Journey


From: http://www.mediafactory.org.au/gloria-tanuseputra/2015/05/02/243/


The classic hero’s journey circular graphic, in French
From: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Heroesjourney-fr.svg


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The Original Hero’s Journey Circle and Other Clock-Like Variations

This classic graphic, found on Chris Vogler’s website along with a graphic of the hero’s inner journey (farther below), has a numbered clock divided into semicircles.

(Note: His website, thewritersjourney.com, is currently unavailable (as of Sept. 2019).)

From:
http://www.thewritersjourney.com/hero%27s_journey.htm


The above graphic is also found on:
https://medium.com/@beaugordon/deconstructing-american-horror-story-e4879ce32621


Nearly identical hero’s journey circular graphic as above, but sub-divided into 3 acts.
From: https://sashacagen.com/quirky-alone/saying-yes-quest/


The following variations of the classic hero’s journey graphic also incorporate clock-like numbering:


This graphic has a non-standard clock that goes only to 9o’clock:
From: http://bigpicturequestions.com/what-is-a-spiritual-heros-journey/

And the above with elaborations:

The above graphics are based on the Enneagram (which is composed of 9 personality types), as illustrated here:


This graphic has a numbered clock, divided into two semicircles:
From: https://www.slideshare.net/prototypo/heros-journey-20150112


Check out other powerful hero resources at TheHeroPlace, including Hero Wisdom (such as that of script-writing coach Skip Press) and Hero Organizations (such as the Gallery of Heroes) as well as other Hero Tools (such as StoryCraft Hero-Story Writing Software). Also, search or submit to hero databases (such as hero-story databases) from around the Internet in the Your Heroes section of TheHeroPlace.

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