The Hero’s Journey in the Movies

Riffing off ideas articulated in Peter de Kuster’s The One Great Story The Hero’s Journey in the Movies serves both as a sequel to that seminar and a series of examples attempting to demonstrate its validity.

In his seminar, Peter, borrowing ideas from Carl Jung,  Joseph Campbell, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and many others argues that every story follows certain patterns–which he characterizes as a powerful story you tell yourself about yourself.”

In The Hero’s Journey in the Movies, Peter breaks this journey up into stages, using famous films to illustrate the universality of this story. During the course of the seminar, he unpacks the mythic structure of horror, war, drama, romance, comedy, science fiction, action-adventure, the western, and the thriller, drawing on films as diverse as High Noon, The Graduate and Sleepless in Seatlle . His insights in the stories you tell yourself, your plots and consideration of various archetypal characters (“the shadow,” “the trickster,” “the herald,” “the shapeshifter”) and narrative devices (“the elixir,” “the adventure,” “the threshold,” “the road back”) provide a clear picture of how the power of archetypes can be used to rewrite the story you tell yourself. In the process transforming your creative life and business.

As you follow Peter’s descriptions, you will be inspired to create a legend of your own.

Practical Info

The price of this one day storytelling seminar is Euro 995 excluding VAT per person

When you want to attend with 2 or more people there are special prices.

You can reach Peter for questions about dates and the program by mailing him at 


09.00    Tea & Coffee on arrival

10.00     Morning Session

13.00     Lunch Break

14.00     Afternoon Session

18.00     Drinks

19.00     Evening Session

About Peter de Kuster

Peter de Kuster is the founder of The Heroine’ s Journey & The Hero’s  Journey


Peter is founder of the Heroine’s Journey and Hero’s Journey project where worldwide thousands of professionals shared their story of making money doing what you love. He wrote 50+ books. Peter has an MBA in Marketing,  MBA in Financial Economics and graduated at university in Sociology and Communication Sciences.

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