The Heroine's Journey follows a powerful pattern in women's lives: the major phases that women encounter at turning points in their lives. This mythic pattern is as old as humanity and as fresh as your latest life-changing decision. When the events in women's lives are seen through the prism of The Heroine's Journey, they emerge as deep personal passages with tremendous meaning. This overview will explore the major turning points that women encounter repeatedly in their lives: Separation from the Known, Descent through Trials and Challenges, Transformation, Gaining Wisdom, and the Road Back across the Final Threshold with the Boon. This cyclical process has been told in classic tales and films, and is lived in women’s personal lives.