“It–it..the f–, it–flame…flames…flames on the side of my face, breathing, breath… heaving, breaths…heaving.”
–Mrs. White, “Clue”
We’re takin’ over
We have the truth
This is the mission to see it through
–“We Are Here To Change The World” (not to be confused with “We Are The World”)
Technically, the 1986 3D sci-fi production Captain EO is not a movie. Rather, it’s a 17-minute Michael Jackson video that just happens to be directed by Francis Ford Coppola, co-written by George Lucas, and shown exclusively at the Disney theme parks. (Now there’s a rather interesting combination of factors!)Continue reading
Introduction: First, if you are new to this blog, please be advised that it is generally a synthesis of esoteric ideas, pop-cultural analysis, and a bit of my own life. I may jump from one idea to another quite frequently and/or without warning; this type of narrative may-or-may-not be of interest to you.Continue reading
[Arcanium is a stream-of-consciousness feature that may-or-may-not have any meaning to you.]
Reading up recently on the Trickster archetype.
There is a term in dream-study called Big Dreams: these aren’t like kinda sketchy super-symbolic vague wisps of dreams, nor are they nightmare-filled anxiety dreams, or even yummy sort of wish-fulfilling dreams. No, Big Dreams are, as it the name suggests, BIG DREAMS. Archetypal dreams. Dreams that change your life. Dreams that you sometimes can bring back to the village and maybe tell the others over a fire or perhaps turn into a video game or something.
Dr. Stephen Strange: I’m not ready.
The Ancient One: No one ever is. We don’t get to choose our time.
On your journey of spiritual development, you might find it helpful to have role-models—archetypes—to pattern yourself after. While the annals of “real-life” esotericism are filled with possible heroes & heroines to emulate, you could just as well take the pop-cultural route.