(Exploring Your Mind) Superheroes are very popular. There are many films about them at the moment. From the classic Superman and Batman, through to movies that are bringing superheroes to the big screen for the first time, such as Wonder Woman, and also movies that bring together several superheroes, such as The Avengers. But why do they attract us so much? Surprisingly, one answer lies in superheroes’ morals.
(Gary Z McGee) Governing the precept that the self is masks all the way down, perceiving delusions all the way up, it stands to reason that one of those “masks” would embolden the self to question all delusions and break all masks. Indeed, one of those masks should embolden the self to the extent that it thinks it has nothing to lose. That mask is the mask of the trickster.
(Mickey Megistus) When I think back on all the times I watched Masters of the Universe as a nine-year-old—and the several times I watched it as an adult for nostalgia’s sake—it’s a small wonder that my favorite character was never He-Man, but was always Skeletor, by far. He really stole the show in my eyes. At that time, he captivated me like no other villain.
(Explore Your Mind) The heroine’s journey, like any archetypical hero’s journey, is a process of individuation. The traveler sets off on an adventure out of her ordinary world to face enemies and dragons. The hero overcomes obstacles with the help of a mentor (real or supernatural) who prepares her to face her challenges.
(Traci Pedersen) Now is your chance to to see yourself as the hero of your own tale.
(Luke Miller) The hero’s adventure is a term popularised by Joseph Campbell based upon his 1949 work “The Hero with a Thousand Faces”. The late Campbell was an American Professor of Literature and a philosopher who described the adventure one must embark upon to fully realise who he/she is.
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(David Nova) NOTE: Our corporate-controlled media is completely saturated with comic book super heroes. The article below is an interesting, well-researched exploration of the occult origin of these comic book figures.