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Clip from the live presentation "Personal Empowerment Through Movies & Mythology" that was held February 2019 in Red Deer, Alberta.

#herosjourney #heroinesjourney #selfempowerment #spirituality #beyourownhero #beyourownguru #changeyourself #changeyourworld #yin #yang #balance

Be your own Hero! Be your own Guru!
Change your Self. Change your world.

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Clip from the live presentation "Personal Empowerment Through Movies & Mythology" that was held February 2019 in Red Deer, Alberta.

#herosjourney #heroinesjourney #selfempowerment #spirituality #beyourownhero #beyourownguru #changeyourself #changeyourworld #yin #yang #balance

Be your own Hero! Be your own Guru!
Change your Self. Change your world.

Website: http://thinkspiritual.ca/
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Clip from the live presentation "Personal Empowerment Through Movies & Mythology" that was held February 2019 in Red Deer, Alberta.

#herosjourney #heroinesjourney #selfempowerment #spirituality #beyourownhero #beyourownguru #changeyourself #changeyourworld #yin #yang #balance

Be your own Hero! Be your own Guru!
Change your Self. Change your world.

Website: http://thinkspiritual.ca/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thinkspiritualpodcasts/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/liveTheHeroLife
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Clip from the live presentation "Personal Empowerment Through Movies & Mythology" that was held February 2019 in Red Deer, Alberta.

#herosjourney #heroinesjourney #selfempowerment #spirituality #beyourownhero #beyourownguru #changeyourself #changeyourworld #yin #yang #balance

Be your own Hero! Be your own Guru!
Change your Self. Change your world.

Website: http://thinkspiritual.ca/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thinkspiritualpodcasts/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/liveTheHeroLife
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thinkSpiritual/

Clip from the live presentation "Personal Empowerment Through Movies & Mythology" that was held February 2019 in Red Deer, Alberta.

#herosjourney #heroinesjourney #selfempowerment #spirituality #beyourownhero #beyourownguru #changeyourself #changeyourworld #yin #yang #balance

Be your own Hero! Be your own Guru!
Change your Self. Change your world.

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#theIncredibleHulk #theAvengers #BruceBanner #HerosJourney

In this final part of our exploration of the Hero's Journey of MCU Hulk/Banner, we will look at how Hulk is finally free to be himself, how Anger is a mask for Pain, how Banner needs to learn to be a Hero even without Hulk, and how they must come together to be their very Best Self.

Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame are all briefly discussed in this final installment of Hulk/Banner's MCU character arc.

Be your own Hero! Be your own Guru!
Change your Self. Change your world.

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#JamesBraddock #CinderellaMan #SpiritualMovieReview #BoxingMovie #Quarantine #Conspiracy

Our time of quarantine and economic downturn is very similar to what our ancestors in the 1920s and 1930s went through. They had just finished a World War, the Spanish Flu hit and then the Great Depression.

At that time, people were feeling much the same way as many of us are today. Many felt and feel that "something needs to be done" when the truth is that "doing something" for the sake of acting most often accomplished nothing.

So, maybe I get a little preachy and opinionated in this one, but I believe that Cinderella Man contains a couple of very important lessons that we need to heed.

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#theIncredibleHulk #theAvengers #BruceBanner #HerosJourney

In this second part of exploring the Hero's Journey of MCU Bruce Banner, we look at 2008's The Incredible Hulk and 2012's The Avengers.

The Incredible Hulk is almost entirely a "Refusal of the Call" movie.

Bruce Banner's/Hulk's arc is actually rather tragic in The Avengers.

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#masteroftwoworlds #aquaman #queenatlanna #herosjourney #yinyang #enlightenment

This step right here is the true goal of every Hero's Journey, but don't be surprised if you miss it the first time or the next few times around the wheel. It's not something that will be attained immediately. It takes time and you have to be ready for it.

And it's okay if you're not ready for it. Life wouldn't be interesting if it weren't difficult to Master.

Be your own Hero! Be your own Guru!
Change your Self. Change your world.

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Be your own Hero! Be your own Guru!
Change your Self. Change your world.

We are getting closer and closer to the end of this series, my Dear Heroes. I'm excited about the things that are coming next, but first we must finish this current journey and take some time to rest and reflect.

On a sidenote, I'm now using a fully Linux-based system for all of my writing and production...actually, I've converted almost every system in my house to Linux. Breaking free of the Windows strangle-hold!

I mention that because there are some glitches in this episode that are in part due to software issues and due to using completely new programs for nearly every step of the process.

Anyway, I think this is a fantastic episode and I'm very proud of it. Enjoy!

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Amr asked me a question that I did not answer properly in the comments, so here is a video on the subject because I thought it contained some useful information for all of us.

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Before we dive into Kung Fu Panda 3, we have to examine the Return stage of the Hero's Journey and what could happen if you don't complete the journey.

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The Deeper Meaning of Kung Fu Panda 2 (Part 2 of 3)

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There are many times in our life where we have choices to make and every one of those choices will lead us to different conclusions about how our life has turned out and why it turned out that way.

In Kung Fu Panda 2, Po faces a few of these decisions and it is up to him as to whether he will remain the Hero or take the path of the Villain (or, shall we say, the Victim?).

We all have the capability of being Hero or Villain. We all of the compulsions of both archetypes. It's completely up to us which path to take.

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The Deeper Meaning of Kung Fu Panda (Part 1 of 3)

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Perhaps it's silly that I'm 45 years old and I love animated movies. Perhaps not.

I find that much of the story-telling in animated films tends to be better than many "adult" movies (no, not THAT kind of "adult movie"). I think the writers simply aren't trying as hard to tell something different and are just focused on telling the best story they can muster that also houses some fundamental truth or other.

And, honestly, I think Dreamworks outdid themselves with the Kung Fu Panda series.

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The Deeper Meaning of Sucker Punch (2011)
I think it's one of my favourite experiences to have a movie surprise me with its depth and meaning when I really don't expect it. I expected an anime adaptation or poor comicbook movie from Sucker Punch and what I ended up getting was, very possibly, the most profound movie I've ever seen.

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In this episode of Think Spiritual Podcasts (presented by Movies & Mythology), we look at achieving goals and the prize attained at the end of your endeavors.

Quite often those prizes (boons) are not what you expected them to be.

Movies used as examples in this episode:
Kodachrome (2017)
Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

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Please keep in mind that this is only one possible interpretation of this story.

This video is not intended to be contentious towards any specific denomination of Christianity.

Bible verses being read begins here: 3:52
And ends here: 5:26

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Season 3 of Think Spiritual Podcasts begins this month! Here is a short overview of what kind of content you can expect to see here on the Movies & Mythology YouTube channel.

This is also kind of a new channel introduction video as my previous one was a little over-written/over-produced.

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It's "Spiritual Lessons from Swordporn Movies" time again! Bernardo and Gonzo are back in the Think Spiritual Podcasts Studio. We have beer and we will watch a great movie!

Okay, Ladyhawke is not the best film we have watched to date, but it was very good and it ultimately led us to finally discussing the Thief archetype. Why do thieves often end up becoming kings?

I think we come to a pretty good conclusion.

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I ended up in a movie theatre on Sunday evening to watch the 3-hour finale to the Avengers saga and I have to say that I was surprised at the depth that I found within it. There were some fantastic moments and important lessons. At 2am, I was putting typing the last paragraph of this script.

This is not a super in-depth examination of Endgame, only an overview of some deeper concepts that I will explore on future episodes of Think Spiritual Podcasts. This hastily cobbled together episode is mostly just to get my ideas out there. Some spoilers contained within, but I am somewhat cryptic with a few of them.

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I attempted a little acting and comedy for the first 40 seconds of this video, so if you could indulge me for at least that long it would be greatly appreciated! :-D

Today on Think Spiritual Podcasts I am out to prove that Nancy Adams (Blake Lively) is a more complete Hero than Carol Danvers AKA Captain Marvel (Brie Larson).

Honestly, I expected that The Shallows was going to be a terrible movie and, thankfully, I turned out to be wrong.

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Welcome my Dear Heroes!

Today is half-way day! This is the half-way point of the Hero's Journey! This is the half-way point of the series! This is the abyss! This is the time when you face what holds the most power over you.

I am excited today, Dear Listeners! While Step 10 is my favourite favourite part of the Hero's Journey, Step 9 - Atonement with the Father - is my favourite stage because this step is the entire point of the journey. This is the part where you face the very thing that sent you on your journey and when you make it past this part...oh ho ho! The best parts are still to come!

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The subject of archetypes has been something that I've been wanting to delve into for a while. I did an interview with Beth Martens that was an introduction to the subject, but I think it's about time that I began to discuss them in more detail.

The "Hero" is the most common archetype I talk about on Think Spiritual Podcasts, but all Heroes must eventually mature and the most common path is towards Ruler/King/Queen.

So, let's start at the end as I introduce you to the archetype that is the goal line of almost every Hero's Journey.

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I'm making some moderate changes to how I title new episodes of Think Spiritual, so Examining the Spiritual Elements of will now become The Deeper Meaning of. I think this makes much more sense, is easier to say and perhaps it will draw more interest to my content. Always have to try new things!

In this most recent episode, I want to tackle a very, very new movie - the Netflix film Io: Last on Earth (which I just call Io). I think this was a fantastic story with a great Hero's Journey, a lot of mythological symbolism and an overall thought-provoking message.

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Be your own Hero!

Think Spiritual Podcasts looks at modern stories through the lens of Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey and explains their mythological meaning.

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I have started the Think Spiritual podcast and website because I am going to begin to challenge you to actively think about your spiritual life.

I am going to challenge you to think emotional, think rational, think body, think mind. I am going to ask you to think Self, think wholistic, because all of these things are spiritual in nature.