Aler: The Myth of the Hero

This post is not yet written, but here is some related material:

The spiritual experience of Fe in a person I call Aler, as distinct from Fe the information metabolism process.

Aler: The Myth of the Hero

As covered more thoroughly in this post, the process of Fe produces a type of hero myth. Many aspects of this can be seen in the ego-fixed description. But the myth goes a far bit deeper than that. The hero wants to change the world; wants to advocate for a cause and change lives along the way.

Deep down, the hero wants to know they made a difference… and also wants to be seen as heroic. Underneath they’re motivated by wanting to be honored. To be praised. Unlike the King, the Hero needs and depends upon his heroics; his reputation and standing with others. Unconsciously they may even want to be praised for their humility, praised for their modesty. For their virtues. They develop virtues because they are simultaneously called toward a heroic journey by themselves and by society at large. When they see a social injustice, they feel an obligation as well as an opportunity to shine. Both aspects are always present in the hero.

Epics and stories of great effort, perseverance, and tension
(of trials of character) are narratives of hero myth.
The hero changes/refines his character
through the fires of adversity.
He is malleable.
He is changeable.
He is growing.

And a very large motif of this is the duel; the battle of two — the hero and the rival. Sasuke & Naruto, Goku & Vegeta, Ash & Gary, — the hero grows through trials, and so the hero needs an adversary. This duality is innate to the myth of the Hero. Aler is a polarized process even within itself. It has both a hero and anti-hero. As it tries to fight for the Right, the evil within himself is always suspect, and tempting. Because the narrative is about Righteousness Of Character, the central drama of this myth is resisting evil (thoughts/temptations/outcomes/motivations). Typically embodied in some outer character that represents that opposite, but at times also as a character within oneself.

 

 

Not giving into bitterness; not giving into the dark — that is the motif and aim of the Hero.
And that is where his deepest heroics shine.

 

For more information, visit this forum thread:
http://cognitivetype.boards.net/thread/1773/ale-myth-void-flame