Love Powers the World


On the March 17, 2014 show (Click here to listen!):


Stacy and Malayna discuss how LOVE is the force that makes the world go ’round, and is the proverbial pot of gold at the end of every rainbow. Stacy shares the five redeeming lessons she learned from watching the TV show The Bachelor, and Malayna shares the messages she gleaned from an international wedding and media that entertained her on her long journey home.  Let these Pop Conscious pals be your leprechauns and guide you to find your own magic!

Show Notes:  Had an exciting technical difficulty where we were off the air for a few minutes, but we still packed a lot in!

Stacy Finds Redemption in The Bachelor in 5 Life Lessons:

  1. Do what is right for you despite social pressure…
  2. Listen to your instincts…
  3. Everyone wants love and companionship…
  4. Family and Faith are important for the length and stability of a relationship…
  5. There are lots of beautiful places in the world to visit.

Malayna shares music from the international wedding she conducted:

Messages Malayna gleaned from the movies and TV on the way back from Sri Lanka (via Dubai):

    • In Dubai – on BBC – documentary Divine Women by Bettany HughesWhen God Was A Girl looks at the evolution of the goddess in Turkey, Greece, Rome and India. Drawing on cutting edge scholarship and archaeological evidence, she reveals what her favourite women in religion tell us about the lives of the real flesh and blood women of their day.   The series tells the story of the relationship between women and religion from 9000 BC onwards. The female of the species has always formed 50% of the population but has never occupied 50% of human history.  Yet the connection between women and the divine has been so strong in all societies that when we follow the stories of ‘divine women’ we uncover new evidence for the character of humanity and a fuller, truer history of the world.
    • Goddess – Ronan Keating (Irish, Boyzone, Notting Hill Soundtrack – “WHEN YOU SAY NOTHING AT ALL”) + Laura Michelle Kelly (played Mary Poppins on stage, and the Tim Burton movie Sweeney Todd) – Brit Aussie musical comedy about a woman who moves far away from home for her husband’s job, but is left alone a lot with only her computer and webcam for company.
      • According to Wikipedia, Goddess was filmed, in part, in Sydney, Australia and Tasmania. The film is based on the original stage play Sinksongs, written and performed by Joanna Weinberg with music for the film written by Joanna Weinberg, Bryony Marks and Jude Morris.
    • Not Another Happy Ending – When a struggling (French) publisher discovers his only successful (Scottish) author is blocked he knows he has to unblock her or he’s finished. With her newfound success, she’s become too damn happy and she can’t write when she’s happy. The only trouble is, the worse he makes her feel, the more he realises he’s in love with her. – CROWDFUNDED!!  (The film was financed in part by a crowdfunding campaign on the website Indiegogo.)
    • Byzantium –(directed by Neil Jordan –High Spirits, Interview with the Vampire ) A British vampire movie with the actress who starred in The Host by Twilight author Stephenie Meyer (as well as Atonement with Keira Knightley and James McAvoy, and The Lovely Bones) Saoirse Ronan (In traditional Irish, the name Saoirse is pronounced “seer-sha”, and that is the way she pronounces it when she’s in Ireland. When she’s talking to people from North America she pronounces it “sur-shuh”.)  AND gorgeous Gemma Arterton, who I first fell in love with in RocknRolla, but has since been  in Quantum of Solace, Clash of the Titans, and Prince of Persia as well as Hansel & Gretel.  Theme – a mother sacrifices for her daughter.
    • Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries – 3 episodes of this Aussie TV show-  wealthy lady sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920’s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit.  (Much like The Artful Detective – CSI in the 1890’s Canada “Forensic sleuthing in the age of invention.”)
      • The series is based on author Kerry Greenwood‘s Phryne Fisher Murder Mystery novels.
      • All episodes worked toward catching a killer whose victims were born on Dec 21st.  Eeek!  Winter Solstice (Summer Solstice in Aus?) (Other Dec 21st movie – Beautiful Creatures)
    • Mortal Instruments – She learns that she descends from a line of angelic warriors who protect our world from demons. She joins forces with others like her to save her mom and claim her destiny – 2nd movie where a mother protected her daughter. Starring Lily Collins – Snow White from Mirror, Mirror w/Julia Roberts. And Jamie Campbell Bower – Caius of the Volturi from Twilight and the young Grindelwald from Harry Potter, also in RocknRolla and Sweeney Todd). Lena Headey from Game of Thrones (Circe Lannister) and Jared Harris who was a very bad guy in Fringe.
      • Cassandra Clare has written a series of prequels called The Infernal Devices set in the same universe as The Mortal Instruments, but in the Victorian era. Sales rivaled The Hunger Games and Percy Jackson and The Olympians.

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