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Distracted by the Temptress

"Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.” Matthew 16:23 The next stage of the Hero's Journey is often called "Woman as Temptress".  Similar to the last stage, the connection to the feminine is tenuous at best.  In this stage, the Hero is distracted by something that is not in line with their quest.  It is often the temptation of a physical, material, comfort, or carnal nature.  Let's look at a couple of examples. In the original Star Wars Trilogy, Luke and Han became distracted by Leia.  They swooned over her and fought with each other in an attempt to impress her.  On several occasions, this put them in serious danger.  In The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Frodo is tempted to give the ring to Gandalf, Galadriel, and even Sam.   In the story of Samson, he faced the Temptress in the form of Delilah who used his love for her to trick him over and ove
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