Film & TV

The Effortless Action of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

A perfect example of the Mars archetype on film can be found in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon directed by Ang Lee. It’s an action adventure movie set in a mythical version of ancient China based on a novel in the wu xia tradition about virtuous warriors with supernatural abilities. The spectacular fights play like dances… Continue reading The Effortless Action of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Film & TV

Inception and the Dream of Awakening

Inception is a perfect example of the Neptune archetype on film, not just because of its themes, but also due to its reality dissolving effect on the viewer. It’s a heist movie about dreams – ambitious and visually stunning, especially on the big screen, although not particularly dreamlike. For that you need David Lynch, not… Continue reading Inception and the Dream of Awakening

Film & TV

The Matrix and the Simulation of Truth

I’ve been meaning to write something about this movie for ages so exploring the mythology of Uranus gave me the perfect excuse. The Matrix is a science fiction cyberpunk dystopia that was written and directed by the Wachowskis way back in 1999. Despite being over 20 years old, it may be more relevant now than… Continue reading The Matrix and the Simulation of Truth

Buddhism · Spirituality

Mystic Warrior Practice – Mind

Last time we looked at practices for the emotions and how to deal with negative conditioning that stops you from recognising your true Self. Your emotions get caught up in the stories you tell about yourself and your thoughts fan the flames, often making things worse. So in this post, we’ll explore how to untangle… Continue reading Mystic Warrior Practice – Mind

Psychology · Spirituality

Mystic Warrior Practice – Emotions

Last time we looked at practices for the body, which are also essential for emotional health and wellbeing. There’s a lot of overlap between these practices for obvious reasons: you feel your emotions via your body. So the more grounded you are, the more in touch you’ll be with your feelings and emotions. In this… Continue reading Mystic Warrior Practice – Emotions

Spirituality

Mystic Warrior Practice – Ethics

In the previous post in this series we finished exploring the Collective Context of your life and how society hijacks the spiritual path and leads you astray. From this point on, we’ll get into some actual practices and work our way through the areas listed in the Overview post. And we start with an important… Continue reading Mystic Warrior Practice – Ethics

Spirituality

Mystic Warrior Practice – Overview

Last time we looked at some of the inspiration behind the plan to renew my commitment to spiritual practice. I’ve been examining each area of my life to see what needs to change and exploring practices that might help. In this post, we’ll delve into the details of the plan and how it works… Earlier… Continue reading Mystic Warrior Practice – Overview

Mysticism · Spirituality

Mystic Warrior Practice – Introduction

The Mystic Warrior Practice is a comprehensive plan to transform every area of my life. If you read my last rambling post, you’ll know I reacted badly to a shadow eruption that almost derailed my spiritual practice. Thankfully, I was able see through the ruse and I’m now in the process of sorting myself out… Continue reading Mystic Warrior Practice – Introduction

Film & TV

Pi and the Madness in the Spirals of Reality

Pi is a perfect example of Sagittarius on film. It explores the nature of reality and God through the language of mathematics and spirals. The story follows Max as he searches for patterns in the numbers underpinning reality and slowly loses his mind. It raises interesting questions about the dangers associated with the pursuit of… Continue reading Pi and the Madness in the Spirals of Reality