Jesus, the Ultimate Hero Archetype

Jesus, the Ultimate Hero Archetype

Whats your favorite movie? Whats your favorite movie? Whats your favorite

movie? Lord of the Rings Whats your favorite movie? Whats your favorite movie?

The Archetypal Hero What Do Luke Skywalker, Simba, and Moses all have in common? March 24, 2013 Chris Chow, with thanks to Bryan Davis Jung and Campbell

Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell developed the idea of the archetype Archetype: A recurring pattern of images, situations, or symbols

found in the mythology, religion, art, and dreams of cultures around the world Joseph Campbell Carl Jung

Archetypal Hero Traits 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

8. 9. Unusual Circumstances of Birth Leaves Family and Lives With Others Traumatic Event Leads to Quest Special Weapon Supernatural Help Proves Himself on Quest

Journey and Unhealable Wound Atonement With Father Spiritual Apotheosis 1. Unusual Birth Often in danger at birth or born into

royalty -Luke w/ aunt and uncle Simba born a prince Moses put in basket 2. Leaves Family

Raised away from his people/home Luke w/ aunt and uncle Simba w/ Timon and Pumbaa Moses flees

Egypt 3. Traumatic Event A heros life is changed forever Lukes aunt and uncles death

Simba fights Nala Yahweh appears to Moses 4. Special Weapon Only the hero can wield his weapon

Lukes light saber Moses staff Simbas ... cuteness or friends? 5. Supernatural Help

Hero often has spiritual guidance Luke is helped by Obi-Wan Kenobi Simba sees Mufasa in the sky and has Rafiki to help him Yahweh guides

Moses 6. Proves Himself Hero performs feats while on Quest Luke blows up Death Star, leads

rebellion - Simba returns to fight Scar Moses perform miracles and leads His people out

7. The Journey & the Unhealable Wound Hero descends Hero descends into a hell-like area and suffers wounding from

encounter w/ evil Symbolically goes where normal humans cant and finds truth about self 8. Atonement With Father

Hero either redeems fathers evil deeds or reconciles with father over wrongs done by the hero

9. Apotheosis Hero is rewarded spiritually at the end of his life Why does this Archetype

matter? Worksheet Hero Jesus [Biblical Character]

[Your favorite movie] 1. Unusual circumstance s of birth 2.Leaves family and lives with others

3. Traumatic Event Leads to Quest 4. Special Weapon 5. Supernatural Help

6. Proves himself/herse lf 7. Journey and unhealable wound 8. Atonement with Father

9. Spiritual Apo-theosis (elevation to divine status) BONUS LEVEL Wise Old Man (Spiritual Guide)

EXTRA CREDIT FOR FUN [Your Life] Jesus, the Ultimate HeroBirth Born of royalty (Son of King David/

Son of God) Matt. 1:1-17, Luke 3:23-38 Unusual Birth (Virgin birth prophesied, conceived by the Holy Spirit) Matt. 1:20, 23 Danger at Birth (Herod tried to kill Him) Matt. 2:16

Jesus, the Ultimate HeroLeaves Family Left heaven Left Israel for Egypt until danger passed Matt. 2:13-14

Jesus, the Ultimate HeroTraumatic Event Adams sin begins the adventure Jesus, the Ultimate HeroSpecial Weapon

Knows the Word and hearts; heals Jesus, the Ultimate HeroSupernatural Help Holy Spirit, Angels, the Father

Jesus, the Ultimate HeroProves Himself Healings, Miracles, Refutes Scholars Jesus, the Ultimate Herothe Journey and the Unhealable Wound Misunderstanding, Betrayal,

Murdered with Nails in hands and feet Jesus, the Ultimate HeroAtonement with the Father Defeats evil and the consequences of sin. Brings atonement to mankind and saves them.

Jesus, the Ultimate HeroApotheosis Jesus rises from the dead and ascends back to Heaven, his

throne Evaluate a Biblical character Pick one: Abraham, Joshua, Samson, Ruth, Samuel, David,

Esther, Daniel, Jonah, or another of your choice and write down what you see. Your Favorite movie

Do the same for your favorite movie Mulan, Transformers (Optimus Prime), Superman, Batman, Hercules, Percy Jackson, Odysseus, Aeneas, Shrek, Kung-fu Panda, Matrix, Achilles, Spider-man, Cars, Finding Nemo, Madagascar, Happy Feet, Lord of the Rings, etc.

Rise of the Guardians 1. Unusual circumstances of birth ROTG: 2. Leaves Family

ROTG: 3. Traumatic Event Leads to Quest Taken by Yeti, summoned as guardian ROTG: 4. Special Weapon

ROTG: 5. Supernatural Help Plus Man on the Moon

ROTG: 6. Proves himself on Quest Gets the children to believe in Jack and defeat their fears of the boogeyman ROTG: 7. The Journey and

the Unhealable wound Died, cannot become human again ROTG: 8. Atonement ROTG: 9. Spiritual Apotheosis

Your Favorite movie Your life ? Your life

1. Born into royalty/usual circumstances of birth Your life 2. Leaves family and lives with others

Your Life 3. Traumatic event that leads to quest Your Life

4. Special weapon Your Life 5. Supernatural help Your Life

6. Proved yourself Your Life 7. Journey and the unhealable wound

Your Life 8. Atonement with father/Father Your Life

9. Spiritual Apotheosis becoming like God -But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinthians -For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part,

but then I shall know just as I also am known. 1 Corinthians 13:12 Your Quest Jesus, The Ultimate Hero Archetype March 24, 2013

Chris Chow, M.D.

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