The Heroine's Journey
A course towards wholeness drawing upon cultural myths and fairy tales, ancient symbols, and goddesses.
When reflecting on the archetypal force of the feminine, nowadays, we feel it has been buried. Not only in woman's individual life but the feminine force in our contemporary world.
We witness women turning away from their feminine nature, their intuition, their dreams, and their essence, and consequently, losing enormous power.
This separation needs to be healed.
Healing & Integration
The Heroine's Journey framework showcases the contemporary woman's search for wholeness in a society in which she has been defined according to masculine values.
The Heroine's Journey Program examines and reflects on the healing journey conceived by author Maureen Murdock. The framework is a 10-step cyclic journey towards integrating the archetypal feminine and masculine forces within us.
In each session, we delve into one or more stages of the journey, drawing upon cultural myths and fairy tales, ancient symbols and goddesses, and the dreams of contemporary women.
Structured as a deep opportunity for reflection, insights, and healing, this program provides material for self-awareness, growth, and empowerment.
During the course, the facilitator Maria Souza, presents the main ideas contained in each stage and walks participants together through this healing cycle. Participants are invited to share, discuss, and reflect through exercises, activities, questions, and open inquiries.
No previous experience on the subject is necessary to join us.
“There is a void felt these days by women and men—who suspect that their feminine nature, like Persephone, has gone to hell. Wherever there is such a void, such a gap or wound agape, healing must be sought in the blood of the wound itself. It is another of the old alchemical truths that no solution should be made except in its own blood. So the female void cannot be cured by conjunction with the male, but rather by an internal conjunction, by an integration of its own parts, by a remembering or a putting back together of the mother-daughter body.”
Nor Hall, The Moon and the Virgin
What Will You Gain
Stronger sense of self and confidence to become who you always wanted to be
Opportunity to reflect on your life's journey and the journey of others around you
Deep insights into how society has been shaping our choices and actions
Healing of the feminine and masculine archetypal force within you
A chance to think deeply about your mother, father (and other parental figures), and the unconscious impact they had on your life
Wide understanding of characters from mythology, fairy tales, and contemporary pieces
A community of women of all stages willing to connect, share and support each other
Bonus Session with Maureen Murdock
The program also includes a bonus session with Maureen Murdock herself! In this session, Maureen shares her perspective on her work and deeper thoughts on a few stages of the journey and answers participants' questions.
"This course helped me with healing my mother wound - to love and heal the mother within and my relating to my mum in the outer world - seeing her with new eyes/compassion. It helped me with a descent into the underworld where I found inspiration to act in a brave way in my relationship with my partner - positive changes came about from this. I felt the strength and empowerment to do this - something about being with women and Maria's guidance helped me feel like I was not alone and that I would be okay no matter what."
“Women have a journey in our time and our culture. It is the journey of fully embracing our feminine nature, learning to value ourselves as a woman, and healing the deep wound of the feminine.”
About Your Facilitator
Maria Souza is a Writer, Mythologist and Educator. Maria is the author of the mythopoetic book Wild Daughters and is a member of the Joseph Campbell Foundation Myth Maker Network. She is the host of the podcast Women and Mythology in which she shares and interprets myths and fairy tales. Maria has been delivering programs on mythology since 2016.
She has researched and studied mythology under the world-renowned mythologist Dr Martin Shaw in the UK and she holds a postgraduate degree in Ecology and Spirituality and an Advanced Training Certificate in Applied Mythology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Originally from Brazil, she has worked for seven years in the Brazilian Amazon with indigenous people and consulted for the UNPFII.
Maria is presently working towards a post-graduate degree in Comparative Mythology, which she will complete by May 2025.
Full Program 185 USD
10 Recorded sessions of 1,5 hours each
Bonus session with Maureen Murdock (Recorded)
Online group with other participants for support and conversation
Supporting Resources (meditation, poems, articles, images)
Deepening inquiry for each session
Certificate of Participation (upon request)
Access during one year of all the materials
Session 1 - The Heroine’s Journey Framework + Course Introduction
Session 2 - Separation from the Feminine
Session 3 - Identification with the Masculine & Gathering of Allies + Road of Trials: Meeting Ogres and Dragons
Session 4 - The Illusory Boon of Success
Session 5 - Awakening to Feelings of Spiritual Aridity: Death
Session 6 - Initiation and Descent to the Goddess
Session 7 - Urgent Yearning to Reconnect with the Feminine
Session 8 - Healing the Mother/Daughter Split
Session 9 - Healing the Wounded Masculine
Session 10 - Integration of Masculine and Feminine + Conclusion of the program
Bonus session with Maureen Murdock
Please contact Maria if you have any questions about the program.
Frequently Asked Questions
After I register for the program, what should I do?
Look for a welcome email with supporting information to join the Hotmart platform and access all your materials.
I would like to take this course live, is that an option?
No, at the moment this course is only available through recordings. However, we invite you to subscribe to our newsletter to ensure you will receive a new calendar of live courses as soon as it is available.
I am interested in only 1 session of the course. Can I purchase only a specific session?
No, to ensure a special experience we only accept full program participants. That means you must register for the full program.
Is reading compulsory? How much reading should I do for the course?
Reading is not compulsory. Maria will introduce the subjects and you can fully participate in the sessions without reading the book.
Is this for you?
This program is recommended for women of all backgrounds and ages, for those who are not aware of mythological archetypes and for those who have felt some stirring.
If you are looking to deepen your understanding of self and widen your repertoire of tools and knowledge this is a course for you.
This course will provide rational and creative minds with more food for thought to expand their intuitive and instinctive potencies.