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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Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey #9: Atonement with the Father

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 […]

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The Archetype of the Ruler/King/Queen

This subject has been on my mind for quite a while and this last week I just felt compelled to write/talk about it: MP3 Link:Right Click-->Save As to save MP3 to your device. Today on Think Spiritual I’m going to delve into a topic that I intellectually understand a little and that I emotionally understand […]

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What is Spirituality? with Andrew Jasko

Good day Spiritual Seekers! Alright, I know. Right off the bat the title of this podcast may have you wondering where I'm heading here, because if you're a long-time Listener you probably know that I'm not going to hard-label a subject like Spirituality and tell you exactly what it is. Every single guest I've had […]

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The Deeper Meaning of Io: Last on Earth

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 […]

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Mongol (2007): Be King of Your Life

Bernardo and Gonzo wanted to leave the 80s for a short time and show me the amazing, Russian-produced film Mongol from 2007. Based as closely as possible (within 2 hours) on The Secret Life of the Mongols, this movie portrays Temudjin's (Genghis Khan) early life before his rise to power. The ensuing conversation winds through topics of […]

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Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey #8: Temptation

This episode of Think Spiritual was such a struggle to produce that it became a Hero's Journey of it's very own! It just never seemed to turn out right. Something was always off and I even had to ask myself if it was "supposed to be" produced at all. There was genuine Temptation to quit! […]

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An Introduction to Archetypes with Beth Martens

Two months ago I said to myself, "I need to start learning more about archetypes" and the next day I found Carol S. Pearson's book, Awakening the Heroes Within. As I read (half of) that book and reread portions of King, Warrior, Magician, Lover, I also continued my own research and scoured Twitter for other users that […]

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Master of Two Worlds: Lady in the Water (2006) & Aquaman (2018)

I enjoy watching YouTube movie reviews from such content creators as Nostalgia Critic, Brad Jones, Say Goodnight Kevin and Cinemassacre. There was a time, quite a while ago now, when I thought I might try my hand at reviewing movies: I wanted to talk about movies that I love and everyone else hates. Apparently I […]

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Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey #7: Meeting With the Goddess

Well, Dear Listeners, I have to admit that this particular step of the Hero’s Journey had me confused for a while. I had no idea where to start with it and I didn’t understand what it was about. After a lot of thinking and studying and watching and listening, I figured out at least a […]

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