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CFC Storytellers are the Shamans of Today: Spotlight Conversation with Christopher Vogler

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How does a transformational story hit home? Discover just what makes audiences fall in love, shed a tear, or leave the theater transformed. Learn how from Christopher Vogler, author of The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers, the foundational text for using the hero's journey as a narrative structure. Uncover the deep emotional impact of mythic archetypes in storytelling and unpack techniques you can apply to give your storytelling deeper audience resonance. William Linn, PhD, founder of Mythouse, guides the discussion.


Christopher Vogler, screenwriter, educator, author of The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers

William Linn, PhD, mythologist, philosopher, Founder of, and Founding Chair of the General Education Department at Hussian College–LA

Co-presented by is your home for Myth and Story. This conglomerate of communities of mythologists from around the globe are at the forefront of understanding human stories. Enjoy talks with leading scholars in the fields of mythology, depth psychology, movie-making, religious studies, sociology, and more. The channel also makes music, movies, merch, and more. Myths are more than just patently untrue narratives. They represent the deep and abiding truths that serve as foundations of a culture.

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    United States