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The Heroine's Journey

A course towards wholeness drawing upon cultural myths and fairy tales, ancient symbols, and goddesses.

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Date: Starts on March 2nd, 2023

10 sessions on Thursday evenings

Time: From 6 pm to 7:30 pm, PST
Where: Online, via Zoom

For 1,5 hours every week, we will explore, deepen and immerse ourselves in the healing framework of The Heroine's Journey by Maureen Murdock.

Course: The Heroine's Journey: About


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.

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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.

Course: The Heroine's Journey: Welcome


The Heroine's Journey Program will examine and reflect on the healing journey conceived by author Maureen Murdock. The framework is a 10-step cyclic journey towards integration of the archetypal feminine and masculine forces within us.

In each session, we will 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, conversation, and healing, this program brings you material for self-awareness, growth, and empowerment.

During the course, the facilitator Maria Souza will present in detail the main ideas contained in each stage and walk participants together through this healing cycle. Participants will be invited to share, discuss and reflect through exercises, activities, questions, and open inquiries.

No previous experience on the subject is necessary to join us.

Course: The Heroine's Journey: About

“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

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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

Course: The Heroine's Journey: About Me
Course: The Heroine's Journey: Testimonials

"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."

Rosa, Australian

“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.” 

Maureen Murdock

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About Your Facilitator

Maria Souza

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, she holds a postgraduate degree in Ecology and Spirituality from Schumacher College and Trinity Saint David, UK and she completed a year long course on Indigenous Subjects at Schumacher College. Originally from Brazil, she has worked for 7 years in the Brazilian Amazon with the indigenous peoples and Conservation Units.

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Join the Program


Full Program 185 USD

Early bird 125 USD (until February 10th)

Deposit to save your place 60 USD (non-refundable)


Starts on March 2nd, 2023

10 sessions on Thursday evenings

From 6 pm to 7:30 pm, PST.
Online, via Zoom


March 2nd - The Heroine’s Journey Framework + Course & Group Introduction

March 9th - Separation from the Feminine

March 16th - Identification with the Masculine & Gathering of Allies + Road of Trials: Meeting Ogres and Dragons

March 23rd - The Boom of Success

March 30th - Awakening to Feelings of Spiritual Aridity: Death

April 6th - Initiation and Descent to the Goddess

April 13th - Urgent Yearning to Reconnect with the Feminine

April 20th - Healing the Mother/Daughter Split

April 27th - Healing the Wounded Masculine

May 4th - Integration of Masculine and Feminine + Conclusion of the program


15 hours of live facilitated sessions

Recording of all sessions

Certificate of Participation

Online group with other participants for support and conversation

Digital folder with supporting materials


Contact Maria to complete your payment via PayPal.

Once registration is complete you will receive more information about how to prepare ahead of the session.

Please contact Maria if you have any questions about the program.

Maria's contact
Instagram: @womenandmythology
What's App: +8613162375382

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Frequently Asked Questions

After I register for a program, what should I do?

Look for a welcome letter with supporting information on your email inbox. This welcome letter should arrive no longer than 24 hours after registration and it will have all the information you need to prepare for the first session of your program. Make sure to check your spam folder. Please contact us if you do not receive an email from us.

I want to do the program but I will miss one session, what can I do?

All sessions will be recorded and sent to participants 24 hours after the session has finished. We recommend listening to the session at home and sharing online (on our private groups) your potential questions, insights and reflections. Be as active as possible to absorb the full experience.

I am interested in only 1 session of the course. Can I join 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 open a space for conversation. 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.

I still have questions, what should I do?

We would love to hear from you!

Send us a message trough the contact form below or at

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