Campbell brings this ancient idea into his work too. Borrow- ing the term monomyth, a word he identifies as one coined by James Joyce, he puts forth the ancient idea—that the mysterious energy for inspirations, revelations, and actions in heroic stories worldwide is also universally found in human beings. People who find resonant heroic themes of challenges and questing in their own lives, in their goals, creative outpourings, in their day- and night-dreams—are being led to a single psychic fact. That is, that the creative and spiritual lives of individuals influence the outer world as much as the mythic world influences the individual.
The heroine's journey came about in 1990 when Maureen Murdock, a Jungian psychotherapist and a student of Joseph Campbell, published a self-help book called The Heroine's Journey: Woman's Quest for Wholeness in response to Campbell's Hero's Journey model.
The Heroine’s Learning Journey is a proposal that focus on empowering STEM female students, aged between 15 and 20 years old. It helps them to improve on mathematics, coding or engineering skills, and also motivates them to pursue her studies and/or a STEM career. In this journey, the female student must face a series of challenges, structured in a narrative form, containing three stages and twelve steps.