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Hero Wisdom

Articles probing popular fiction for embedded wisdom from a Campbellian/Jungian perspective.

Black Panther: It takes a false myth of millions to hold you back

In this article I discuss the Black Panther phenomenon and suggest the ways in which, despite some legitimate criticism towards it, it is a profound and beautiful example of what I call a 'counter myth' which can inspire people who feel excluded from dominant myths or threatened by destructive myths.

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The ‘Blade Runner 2049’ replicant’s guide to being human in an inhuman world

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We are all replicants. Or rather, sooner or later we all likely to become replicants just by virtue of living in this world. In this article, I will discuss the journey of Officer K in 'Blade Runner 2049' as an allegory for a path out of slavery towards personal liberation.

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Why Mark Millar’s Huck is the superhero we need (and the one we can be)

Huck, from the comic of the same name by Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque, is the hero we so desperately need right now. Here are the qualities that make him such a hero as well as how and why we can emulate those very qualities in our own lives and, in so doing, make our world a better place.

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