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Now in Technicolor!

A dear friend and I have started a YouTube channel! Our channel is called Knights of the Reel and it’s a video essay channel centring on film. There will be other stuff like mythology thrown in as well, in fact the first video is a full overview of the hero’s journey using The Matrix as an example. There are lots of hero journey videos but most only outline its structure and never get into what’s really going on in terms of the emotional and psychological meaning underpinning the journey’s steps.

If you’re interested you can find it here 🙂

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The Great Pumpkin

Hoping you all had a great Hallowe’en! I’ve uploaded my 2016 pumpkins into the Pumpkins section. I’ve also uploaded my custom stencil from this year in the Stencils section, so you can download it and try it for yourself next year 🙂 Continue Reading

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Mythology and the Psyche Series

Continuing my posts about Joseph Campbell and the hero’s journey, starting today I’m beginning a series about the role of the psyche in mythology. This is, for me, the missing element that separates stories who use the hero’s journey simply as a plot outline, and mythology (for the gap between the two is often as… Continue Reading

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Happy Hallowe’en

With Hallowe’en over for another year, I have posted my carving pictures in the Pumpkins section. This year’s themes were The Nightmare Before Christmas, and in honour of the release of Spectre, James Bond. Since I’ve felt pretty overwhelmed the past few years, I chose to carve only three pumpkins this year, but I’m very… Continue Reading

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Pumpkin Time!

So I haven’t posted super recently because I’m busy carving my pumpkins for Hallowe’en. I’ll be sure to post pictures and stencils on Monday! Happy Hallowe’en and Happy Carving 🙂 Continue Reading

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The Cosmogonic Cycle

For the next few weeks my series on the hero’s journey will focus on the cosmogonic cycle that Joseph Campbell describes in his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces. This part of his book is often overlooked in discussions of the hero’s journey, but I think it’s absolutely essential to understanding the hero’s journey… Continue Reading

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The Hero’s Journey Series

Today’s post about Joseph Campbell and the hero’s journey will be the first of an extensive series. This first post will cover why writer’s should, and shouldn’t, read Campbell’s work as a guide for their writing. Some of the topics of future posts will cover the psychological model for creating characters, each stage of the… Continue Reading

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All Quiet On the Western Front

So, it’s been quiet around here lately. I haven’t abandoned my little home here, I have been working on an upcoming series of posts about mythology, Joseph Campbell, and his Hero’s Journey. This has been a massive undertaking, and because it is so personally meaningful to me I have been taking my time to get… Continue Reading

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