MAYKOV, Vladimir

(Russia)

Title of contribution:

Integral Filmmaking: Dimensions of Heroes Journeys

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Presentation: Integral Filmmaking: Dimensions of Heroes Journeys

The classical map of Hero’s Journey (Campbell-Lukas-Vogler) is uncompleted. It works rather well, but only in a certain (mythological) domain which is unreasonably spread over by numerous fallowers as universal structure for whole human life. The integral cartography of the hero’s journey is connected with the ancient shamanic three-dimensional chart of reality with special emphasis on the four-quadrant middle world (human or existential domain). So, there exists three different kinds of the Hero’s journeys – Mythological (Submitting life energies), Existential (Growing Up), and Spiritual (Waking Up), – that have different textual, semantic and historical base, structure and meaning. Existential Hero’s journey can be further presented as six Journeys of the ways we grow in personal domain: Growing Up (vertical), Cleaning Up, Relating Up, Showing Up, Realizing Up, Centering Up. This provides new opportunities for understanding the filmmaking and the mechanisms of mass media and mass culture influence

About Vladimir Maykov:

Ph.D. Author of «Transpersonal Project» (2007). President of the Russian Association of Transpersonal Psychology and Psychotherapy, Chair of Transpersonal Psychology at Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis.
Author of four books, including «Transpersonal Project» (2007). Film director of “The Dance of Infinity” (2015), “Tools for Evolution” (2019), “The Secret of Carlos Castaneda” (2019) and 20 interviews with transpersonal pioneers, artists and spiritual masters “At the Origins” (2016-2017).

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