Part 1 - Importance of the hero and victim. 1 Self-examination takes courage. 2 Emergence of the victim and hero. 3 Imaging. 4 Hero rescues victim. Part 2 - Explorations into heroism. 5 The hero's relationship to freedom and creativity. 6 Seeking the treasure with a heroic attitude. 7 The heroine. Part 3 - Development of the hero: a Winnebago formulation. 8 The trickster stage. 9 The hare stage of hero development. 10 The red horn stage of hero development. 11 The twins stage of hero development. Part 4 - The journey of the hero. 12 Letting go ("Departure"). 13 Seeking new insights ("Initiation"). 14 Living more consciously ("Return"). Part 5 - The active hero. 15 Heroism in communication. 16 Now what?
'The primary goal of this book is to help you discover and engage the courageous, determined, assertive, creative, liberating hero within yourself so as to recognize, accept, and rescue the frightened, debilitated victim which also resides within. We do not have to remain victims of shame, guilt, self-flagellation, or feeling abused.' --p. 10