Rescue from Without – Step 14 of Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey

Half of the purpose of every Hero’s Journey is to go down into the depths of your Soul. To unleash your True Self and work your way towards being the best and highest version of you that you can possibly be. And all of this can’t be fully achieved until you begin to make the […]

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The Magic Flight – Step 13 of Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey

This Hero’s Journey series may become quite the mess as we continue this exploration of the Return stage of the journey. Why is that? Because, uh, I’m actually living this portion of the journey. You are witnesses to my fight to bring the Elixir of Life back to, well, you. I’m in the midst of […]

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The Deeper Meaning of Kung Fu Panda 3 (aka How to Attain Enlightenment)

Welcome to my Deeper Meaning of Movies review of Kung Fu Panda 3. If you haven’t watched or listened to my first two Kung Fu Panda videos or podcasts, I highly recommend that you do so. I also suggest that you check out my last Hero’s Journey episode about the Refusal of Return. Kung Fu […]

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Refusal of Return – Step 12 of Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey

On October 3, 2019, we’ll press pause on our Kung Fu Panda series and look at the little-seen Return stage of the Hero’s Journey. Do you have children or do you remember being the type of child who cried and complained whenever your parents took you somewhere. And then, when it was time to leave, […]

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The Deeper Meaning of Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

I’m not sure how to start today’s episode. This is number two of a trilogy. I’ve never done a trilogy before. This is kind of weird. Another episode talking about the same characters on a journey to a place they’ve never been to and while on that journey, the main character deals with some past […]

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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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