Jess Hendricks Composer • Performer • Developer

I’ve been composing a lot of new music recently. I worked on a couple more tracks with a “superhero” theme and have composed a good bit of my next concept album, Heroes and Gods that is inspired by the “Monomyth” or “Hero’s Journey” by Joseph Campbell.

The new Superhero themes are inspired by Batman

… and less a hero… Darkseid.

Heroes And Gods “Meeting With The Goddess

This track is a single release from the upcoming album. It is based on the notion of the hero receiving supernatural assistance from a powerful or supernatural entity.

The ultimate adventure, when all the barriers and ogres have been overcome, is commonly represented as a mystical marriage of the triumphant hero-soul with the Queen Goddess of the World. This is the crisis at the nadir, the zenith, or at the uttermost edge of the earth, at the central point of the cosmos, in the tabernacle of the temple, or within the darkness of the deepest chamber of the heart.

The meeting with the goddess (who is incarnate in every woman) is the final test of the talent of the hero to win the boon of love (charity: amor fati), which is life itself enjoyed as the encasement of eternity.

And when the adventurer, in this context, is not a youth but a maid, she is the one who, by her qualities, her beauty, or her yearning, is fit to become the consort of an immortal. Then the heavenly husband descends to her and conducts her to his bed—whether she will or not. And if she has shunned him, the scales fall from her eyes; if she has sought him, her desire finds its peace.

Joseph Campbell The Hero with a Thousand Faces (2008)