“The first thing that happens is the cleansing of the former character. I don’t think a lot of actors talk about it, but there is usually a process where you essentially purge yourself of the character played prior to the movie. Then you want to think about what the character represents, and you write down all of the elements about this character and then take the time to find some synchronicity and start breathing the character.”
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.
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.