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,, is currently unavailable (as of Sept. 2019).)


The above graphic is also found on:

Nearly identical hero’s journey circular graphic as above, but sub-divided into 3 acts.

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:

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:

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