Volume 5 Issue 2 FALL 2019

5 4 S p i r i t ua l i t y S t u d i e s 5 - 2 Fa l l 2 0 1 9 The Way of Heavenly Knight Received August 2, 2019 Revised August 16, 2019 Accepted August 17, 2019 The monomyth The Way of Heavenly Knight is an original description of a spiritual journey in the form of a romance. Its frame is a poem of kōan-like verses. Each verse is followed by an explanation in the form of a chapter of the story. The main hero, the Wandering Knight, gradually passes through all the stages of his spiritual journey until he gets back to where he came from. The difference is that he comes back transformed, poorer in what he had to leave, but richer in his new spiritual experience. Key words Spiritual experience, spiritual journey, spiritual symbolism Petr Pavlík