The Deeper Meaning of Kung Fu Panda (2008)

Alright, it’s time. I’m finally doing it. For the past couple of years there have been three trilogies of movies that I’ve been wanting to tackle on this podcast: The Matrix Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Series Kung Fu Panda It’s a lot of movie watching, a lot of analysis and a lot of writing. It’s […]

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The Deeper Meaning of Sucker Punch (2011) – The Ultimate Archetypes Movie

All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, Yes, those are the words of the immortal William Shakespeare from the play As You Like It, and these words epitomize the action that takes place […]

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Hero’s Journey 11 – The Ultimate Boon

I had this whole very nice and “welcome back” and “thank you new subscribers” introduction all planned and written out and then I had to go and wreck it by writing a whole new third season, first episode script. Way to waylay my own plans! Now I have no idea how to introduce this episode […]

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The Bible as Mythology 1 – The Garden of Eden & the Fall of Man

As some of you may know, I used to be an Evangelical Christian, but in July 2007, I left that faith and began my real spiritual journey, which has ultimately led to the production of this podcast. If you want to hear more of my story, you can find references to it throughout my Hero’s […]

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A Re-Introduction to Think Spiritual Podcasts

We’re back! While this particular “episode” was specifically written for the Movies & Mythology YouTube channel, it is also a great new Season 3 Introduction to Think Spiritual Podcasts in general. Hi, my name is Mark and welcome to season 3 of Think Spiritual podcasts. But, wait a minute. Isn’t this YouTube channel called Movies […]

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Ladyhawke (1985) – The Archetype of the Thief

Well, here we are once again! Bernardo and Gonzo are back in the Think Spiritual studio and this time we’re watching and analyzing Ladyhawke. Honestly, this movie didn’t give us a whole lot in terms of Swordporn action and adventure. There definitely was some deeper meaning to it, but what it mostly opened us up […]

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Apotheosis: Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey Step 10

Look at you! The Hero of your own life! Fighting your way through your Road of Trials. Meeting your inner god or goddess in order to become whole. Facing and overcoming Temptation. And finally coming through the Abyss and Atoning with what had the most power over you. And now my dear Hero, comes the […]

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The (Preliminary) Deeper Meaning(s) of Avengers: Endgame

I ended up at the movie theatre on Sunday evening and the new, 3-hour Avengers adventure was far deeper than I expected. A lot of of setting suns and rising stars on the horizon. MP3 Link: Right Click–>Save As to save MP3 to your device. This episode of Think Spiritual Podcasts wasn’t planned. The ideas […]

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Personal Spiritual Journeys – Andy Grant (@RealMenFeelOrg)

https://theandygrant.com/ I found out about Andy Grant a couple of months ago when he did an episode of his podcast Real Men Feel on the Hero’s Journey. I became fascinated with the title of his podcast as I believe that men (and women) accessing and dealing with their deep emotions is the true meaning of […]

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The Deeper Meaning of The Shallows (2016) – AKA How to Battle Existential Nihilism

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. MP3 Link: Right Click–>Save As to […]

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