Harry Potter and the Hero’s Journey

Starts on the Date/Time - Jan 13 2016 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Weekly schedule of classes


In this class we will use JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books to examine the stages of the Hero’s Journey, or monomyth, as described by mythologist Joseph Campbell. The Hero’s Journey is a pattern of storytelling that regularly occurs in the lives of heroes in myths from cultures all over the world, and JK Rowling masterfully echoes ancient myth in stories about Harry Potter and his friends. Each harry potter hero's journeyclass will focus on a specific step of the hero’s journey, and assigned readings from the Harry Potter series will be used to illustrate each step of the journey.

What is the Hero’s Journey? Watch this!

Prerequisites: Each student should have read the Harry Potter series all the way through at least once, preferably twice.

allison steiger myth Instructor: Allison Stieger 

5-10 students, 8 years and older

Time: Wednesdays 10 am – 11 pm Pacific.

Weekly. Jan 11 – May 2, 2015. Spring Break TBD

Class Registration Fee: $245.00 (GHF Members receive a $15 discount off of each class they sign up for)

GHF Members must be logged in to access the Member-only GHF Online registration form. The first day of class will be displayed on the Event Calendar.


Week 1: Introduction: What is the Hero’s Journey

Week 2: The Ordinary World: Privet Driveharry potter hero's journey

Week 3: The Call to Adventure: Giants on Motorcycles

Week 4: The Refusal of the Call: Uncle Vernon and the Flying Letters

Week 5: Meeting with the Mentor: Dumbledore

Week 6: Crossing the First Threshold: Platform 9 ¾

Week 7: Tests, Allies, Enemies: From Ron and Hermione to Snapesnape harry potter

Week 8: Approach to the Inmost Cave: The Triwizard Tournament

Week 9: Ordeal: Confronting Voldemort

Week 10: Reward: The Sorcerer’s Stone

Week 11: The Road Back: Buckbeak to Brooms

Week 12: Resurrection: The Battle of Hogwartshagrid harry potter

Week 13: Return with the Elixir: Saving the Wizarding World

Week 14: What did we miss?: Details from each Stage

Week 15: Class Presentations

Week 16: Class Presentations

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