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Moses and Campbells Journey of a Spiritual Hero Long ago in the desert of Egypt Hebrew slaves known as Israelites escaped from the tyranny of the pharaoh This story has a common theme that an unlikely hero leads people out of a wasteland and into a place of new life The Israelites heroes name was Moses There are several attributes that his quest shares with Joseph Campbells theme of the journey of the spiritual hero found in The Hero with a Thousand Faces Departure initiation and return are all part of the journey Moses journey will take him away from his familiar surroundings separating him from all that he knows so that he can return to perform the tasks God commanded him to complete Moses journey begins in Egypt This is a land where the Pharaoh has ultimate control and power over the people Campbell refers to this greedy egocentric possessive leader as the tyrant At this time Egypt is noticing a huge increase in the number of Hebrew slaves Exodus 19 In order to maintain possession of the land Pharaoh must stifle the future threat that the increasing population of Israelites represent To do this he orders the first born son of every Hebrew to be thrown into the Nile However baby Moses floats to the Pharaohs daughter and Moses is raised as an Egyptian prince He grows up different than any other Hebrew He learns how to become soldier for his Pharaoh but something is always troubling him One day Moses sees an Egyptian striking a Hebrew slave and Moses intervenes and kills the Egyptian Exodus 212 The next day he sees two Hebrews struggling and tries to intervene but he discovers that his murder of yesterday is known This confl ict symbolizes what Campbell says is the call to adventure A blunderapparently the merest chancereveals an unexpected world and the individual is drawn into a relationship with forces that are not
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