Dual Ego Hypothesis and Archetypes (Man in the High Castle & Man of Steel)

This unscripted livestream turned out to be surprising. I was very pleased with my thought process and flow. I’ve always wanted to be able to talk off-the-cuff like this. 00:00 Epic Failure Intro02:25 Topics For The Day03:40 My Thoughts On Ego04:10 The Ego Is A Filter05:55 We Have To Have An Ego06:35 My Dual Ego […]

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Existential Nihilism Embodied in 7 Film and TV Characters

Let’s take a look at seven characters from popular film and TV that are various incarnations of Existential Nihilism. Clips from: The Matrix TrilogySee my Matrix analysis here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vZlJLAMp5k Man of Steel She-Ra and the Princesses of PowerSee my take on Entrapta here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVwaQECjmvw The ShallowsSee my The Shallows analysis here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJmRoAznp8o Thor: RagnarokMy Thor: […]

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The Burden of Purpose – I Am Mother – Soul – Entrapta

The BURDEN of Purpose: Spiritual Lessons From I Am Mother, Soul, and She-Ra (Entrapta) (Not an April Fool’s video…I had planned one and then April 1 snuck up on me before I clued in that it was here) I felt that I Am Mother, Soul and Entrapta from Netflix’s She-Ra series all needed to be […]

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Why did Scarlemagne have to die? A Deeper Meaning of Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts (KATAOW)

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts is an absolutely beautiful animated show that is full of depth. In this episode Mark explores the possible reason that Scarlemagne (aka Hugo Oak) HAD to die at the end of the series. Sorry for the spoiler, but there was no way around it. Be your own Heroine! Be […]

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Roy Batty: From Animal to Enlightened Human in 10 Minutes – A Deeper Meaning of Blade Runner (1982)

While Blade Runner may very well be a story of a former cop battling his own inner demons, I choose to believe that the real Hero of the film is the seemingly crazed Roy Batty: an android who develops a soul and attains enlightenment all in the last 10 minutes of his existence. Be your […]

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The Binary Return Journeys of Elsa & Anna – A Deeper Meaning of Frozen 2

What surprises me most about Frozen II is the fact that it wasn’t nearly as popular as Frozen. People didn’t go as crazy for it and it didn’t end up with a song that was covered more times than 9/11. I know that analogy doesn’t fit, but stick with me here. In my opinion, Frozen […]

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How the Hero’s & Heroine’s Journeys Work Together – A Deeper Meaning of Frozen (2013)

With the new season of Think Spiritual begun and the Heroine’s Journey series started, I think it’s important to explain how my Hero’s and Heroine’s Journeys work together. I’m actually going to call them “Binary Journeys” – not only are there two parts, but the parts orbit each other, they entwine and they conjoin in […]

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Neo’s Heroine’s Journey – A Deeper Meaning of the Matrix Trilogy: Take Both Pills

No, it’s not a click-bait title. Today I’m here to prove to you that most of us have probably had an incorrect interpretation of The Matrix films, myself included, up to this point. Ever since the first film came out in 1999 – wow, I can’t believe that’s been 21 years already – anyway, ever […]

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Emotions Are Your Cure – MCU Hulk/Banner’s Hero’s Journey Part 3

We ended the last Hulk episode of Think Spiritual Podcasts with our discovery that Bruce Banner has to be angrier than Hulk in order to keep the beast at bay.   Now, there is nothing wrong with anger or with being angry from time to time. But constant anger? That is not a sustainable way […]

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Two Important Lessons from James J. Braddock – Cinderella Man (2005)

When we fight an opponent of any size, we have to ask ourselves, are we fighting because we hate what’s ahead of us or are we fighting to protect what is behind us? It’s important to know the difference, my Dear Heroes, because the ocean between those two viewpoints is deep and dangerous. As I […]

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