Instant Replay Part 3: The Adventures Of Captain Eo At Heaven’s Gate

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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”)

Editor’s Note: Our third installment of “Instant Replay”—a look at posts I briefly published on a “secret blog” last year—focuses solely on the 1986 short film Captain EO, starring Michael Jackson. And by “focuses solely” I mean also focuses on the Heaven’s Gate cult, Greek gods, Lucifer, the Aeon of Horus, and etc.

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The Holy Trinity: Osiris, Isis, And Horus In Popular-Culture

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Do you ever notice how you see the same basic tropes over and over again in TV programs, movies, video games, comic books, and whatnot?

Do you ever notice that you see the same basic tropes over and over again in mythology, folktales, religion, and whatnot?

Now, why is that? Are these writers and mythmakers and so on just really lazy? Is this some sort of conspiracy to promulgate one type of view through the bowels of our pop-culture?

I would suggest that many of these most basic tropes are passed down through the centuries and millennia because they are deeply primal and embedded in the collective human psyche.

And to explore this concept, I’ve decided to take a spotlight that most ubiquitous of comic book tropes, the Man/Woman/Boy Superhero Triad.

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The 3 Great Spiritual Archetypes: Cuckoos, Masters, and Wanderers

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Dr. Stephen Strange: I’m not ready.
The Ancient One: No one ever is. We don’t get to choose our time.
–“Doctor Strange”

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.

There are three distinct hero/heroine archetypes which seem to recur in mythology, pop-culture, and “real-life.” They all seem to push the boundaries of human evolution—but each in their own unique way.

They are: Cuckoos, Masters, and Wanderers.

Simply put:

  • Cuckoos are “born that way”
  • Masters are more or less “self-made”
  • Wanderers “go with the Flow”

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Are We Headed For A Star Trek Or Star Wars Future?

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Entertainment has a funny way of presaging future events, even future worlds. Perhaps it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy sort of thing; I mean, you are raised with a lot of these movies & TV shows and whatnot, and it can’t help but shape your views in some way. Then you grow up to build a rocket or lead a country, and are now in a position to place those sci-fi fever dreams of your youth into practice.

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