||Again available 2017:
Paul Rebillot: The Hero's Journey.
A Call to Adventure. How to
Use Crisis and Change to Expand Your Life’s Opportunities.
First Edition: THE CALL TO ADVENTURE: Bringing the
Hero's Journey to Daily Life. Harpercollins Paperback 1993
Over the last twenty years,
the work of Paul Rebillot – most notably his ingenious workshop 'The
Hero's Journey' - has witnessed a remarkable period of development in
Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Throughout this time and in
consultation with Paul Rebillot, the Institut fuer Gestalt und
Erfahrung (Institute for Gestalt and Experience, IGE) in Wasserburg
am Inn, Bavaria (Germany) has trained more than one hundred Gestalt
therapists to facilitate the Hero's Journey. Currently, more than a
thousand people per year share the extraordinary experience of
participating in this workshop, either at the IGE or with one of the
various other institutes offering Paul's workshops. Learning to
facilitate the Hero's Journey also constitutes part of various training
courses in Gestalt therapy, dance therapy, somatic therapy and coaching.
This book was published for
the first time in 1993 by Harper San Francisco. While it only featured
in their catalogue for a short period of time, it has enjoyed constantly
increasing demand in Germany, and is now in its third edition.
While the faces of the
participants speak for themselves, we also now have empirical evidence
which proves the effectiveness of the Hero's Journey; the study was
carried out in association with the University of Leipzig, and found
remarkable results. Participation in the workshop leads on average to
significantly higher resilience, lower stress levels and a reduction in
symptoms of depression. What is more, these effects were still evident a
year after the workshop.
The great success of the
Hero's Journey in the German-speaking context has motivated us to make
Paul Rebillot's standard text available again in English. We hope that
this book will support endeavours to continue and spread the work of
Paul Rebillot internationally and allow the Hero's Journey to gain the
worldwide attention that it deserves.
Influenced by his study of Gestalt therapy, the performing arts, and his
association with the renowned mythologist Joseph Campbell, Paul Rebillot
has created a dynamic rite of passage for anyone experiencing personal
challenge or a life transition. In The Hero's Journey, Rebillot explains
why personal crisis can actually be a form of spiritual calling. Sharing
intimate details about his own stormy search for meaning, Rebillot shows
how, through the process of ritual, a spiritual emergency can be
transformed into a rewarding and powerful experience.
Paul Rebillot (1931 - 2010) was a teacher and independent group leader
with extensive background in theater, classical mythology, ritual, and
Gestalt therapy. He has developed his imaginative exercises over thirty
years leading workshops at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California and
at growth centers throughout Europe. He held degrees in philosophy,
education, and communication arts.
find it very exciting that this book, which offers clear, practical
guidelines for the experience of the Hero's Journey, will now become
available to all those who can benefit from it. I recommend it to all
serious students of consciousness, as well as all those interested in
their own healing, personal growth, and transformation. I hope it will
be widely used as a guide by individuals as well as group leaders.
- from the foreword of Stanislav Grof,
already available, 9,99 US$,
April 2017, 24,90 US$, 24,90 € (D),