Joan of Arc's Call to Adventure
Season 1 Episode 2
In this episode, Walter and Amy reflect on the 2nd stage of the Heroic Heart's Journey, the "Call to Adventure". We discuss Joan of Arc's heavenly "Voices" and what this call might look like in our own lives. Walter also gives a summary of the state of France during the Hundred Years War at the time Joan received her call.
Hosts: Walter Emerson, Amy Chase
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02:25 Review of last week's reflective questions
05:49 Enchantment touching on reality
06:46 Empathic devotion: Seeking empathy with St. Joan of Arc
09:04 Amy and Walter's Enchanting Moments
10:27 Gerard Manley Hopkins - That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and of the Comfort of the Resurrection
11:59 Door County, Wisconsin
15:46 The Call to Adventure in the Hero's Jourmey
18:05 Modern skepticism about Joan of Arc's call
19:04 Walter's poem, "The Ballad of Thomas Ox"
20:50 The Call to Adventure as an invitation to experience transcendence
22:30 History of the Hundred Years War
23:15 Contested claims over the French throne
25:03 France's devastating defeat at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415
25:12 Shakespeare's "St. Crispin's Day Speech"
26:24 France faces an existential crisis
27:20 The Anglo-Burgundian Alliance and France's civil war
29:57 Charles VI and the Treaty of Troyes
31:12 Charles VII's mother, Queen Isabeau of Bavaria
33:40 Joan of Arc tames the Mad Man in Mark Twain's story
41:40 The Battle and Siege of Orleans
42:23 Joan of Arc's divine call to save France
43:07 Joan's Voices: St. Michael the Archangel, St. Catherine of Alexandria, St. Margaret of Antioch
46:02 When we receive our call, we begin a journey
46:59 Regine Pernoud's history of Joan of Arc
50:06 Reflective Questions
54:10 Poem: "The World I Live In" by Mary Oliver
This episode: Mark Twain's "Joan of Arc", Book 1, Chapters 4-6
Next episode: Book 1, Chapters 7-8
Between the characters of Joan of Arc and the Paladin, where you stand on that continuum?
What can you change in your life and thinking to move closer to Joan's character?
Describe the beginning of a memorable journey that you've taken. How did you prepare for it and what were you feeling? How did these emotions heighten the experience of the journey?
Poem: "The World I Live In" by Mary Oliver
Cover Art: Joan of Arc by Gaston Bussière, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons