The Ordeal- John enters the place of the gods with fear from the unknown. "When I came to the Place of the Gods, I was afraid" and "it felt like ground underfoot; it did not burn me" are a few examples.
Resurrection- John wakes up after his prophetic dream about who what these gods were. "I knew then that they had been men, neither gods nor demons" and "there was something unconquered in the face-That is all of my story, for then I knew he was a man" are a few examples.
Reward- John has the knowledge that the gods were people which had died due to some disaster. "They ran about like ants in the streets of their city—poor gods, poor gods" and "They were men—they went a dark road, but they were men." are a few examples.
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The Road Back- After learning who the gods were, he set out to return home to tell village. "I had no fear going home, though twice I fought off the dogs and once I was hunted for two days by the Forest People" and "I wished to tell all the people" are a few examples.
Return with the Elixir- John tells his father about his revelation and decides to keep this knowledge hidden, slowly introducing this new truth to his village. "He was right—it is better the truth should come little by little" and "If you eat too much truth at once, you may die of the truth" are a few examples