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Quick, Where’s My Cape? is an insightful, honest, extremely relatable and often humorous look into human nature. It opens up a road to self knowledge – the kind of knowledge we already possess, but so often lose or forget in the midst of our chaotic lifestyles, so the title is dead on. It is up to us to come to our own rescue in life. Yet it’s definitely not a self help book – it doesn’t tell you what to do or claim to help you reach your wildest dreams or try to teach you anything new, which is alright, because it’s more like a brilliant personal journal you want to keep coming back to – a reminder we are a work in progress…  Mari-Liis

It’s been awhile since I’ve read a book that made me rethink my life as fast as this one did. A really smart, fun to read look at our ‘mythic’ selves (who knew we even had one?) and the stories we’ve all heard a thousand times, but didn’t realize were actually shaping how we do EVERYTHING. Fascinating read. Even bought a copy for my dad!  Baba J.

Very interesting take on the role of myths in our lives. Ric Gibbs describes in detail different myths and helps us understand why they move us the way they do in different stages of our lives. Beyond that, he succeeds at coloring each one of them with personal experiences we can easily relate to. Highly recommendable.  Jose Mateo

Clear, engaging, and astonishingly useful. Gibbs offers a unique and innovative reading of Jungian archetypes through the lens of popular narrative. Still more impressive are the concrete connections he draws to examples taken from his own life, and the lives of those close to him. If part of homo sapiens involves the aspect of homo narrans–or “the one who tells stories”–“Where’s My Cape” offers a fertile trove of patterns and tools by which to make connections between one’s own life, and the ancient narratives and archetypes that inform it. Each year we begin to understand more and more of our biological origins. This book provides a means of understanding our cultural and psychological origins with a thoroughness and an honesty rarely seen.  D Whitney

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Finding Your Cape

Because we all sleep, we are all divided into two minds…

both conscious and unconscious – into our rock-solid belief that the world is rational, versus our dreamlike experience of life as timeless, mythic, ever-changing form. For the most part these two minds have found a way to coexist in you, but what few of us realize is that your unconscious mind does not shut off just because you wake up in the morning.
In fact, it is ALWAYS active, running like a parallel operating system – organizing the events of your life (calling in conflicts and villains, arranging predicaments) to fulfill story-patterns that have always taught humans their most important life lessons. And all of your daily dramas only appear to you as random, because you remain unaware of this other operating system and its intent.
In this sense, each of us becomes the newest actor within a cycle of plays that have been mounted and remounted thousands of times since the beginning of mankind’s adventure here. It is these stories, these myths, these ever-recurring struggles that describe every human life, and lay the foundation for understanding your own. Why have I come here? What is my purpose? Have I become all that I was meant to be?
After 25 years as a dramatist and screenwriter, Ric Gibbs made a startling discovery: the myths and heroes that were underlying his fictional characters, were showing up – often vividly – in the lives of his friends as well. Right down to their plot points and key reversals, their adversaries and life-changing recognitions!
QUICK, WHERE’S MY CAPE? is a riveting exploration not just of superheroes, but of how, and when, and in what hidden guises these stories show up in our lives, and the steps we can take to activate them – to draw sword from stone – and live the lives we are meant to achieve.