Supernatural, Metaphysical, and Spiritual – with Sherry Hursey

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Original air date: Monday, March 31, 2014
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This week, Malayna and celebrity guest Sherry Hursey will talk about the different ways that spirituality can be interpreted and portrayed in the media.

From vampires to angels and shows with a penchant for the positive, we look at TV shows and films that will give you reason to examine your beliefs and also help you find inspiration!

And we even find a way to connect April Fool’s Day and The Hero’s Journey, all with the help of their celebrity guest, actress Sherry Hursey!

 

Sherry Hursey:

o   Sherry Hursey (born in Rutherfordton, North Carolina)[1] is an American actress best known for her recurring role as Ilene Markham on the sitcom Home Improvement and her 1988–1989 stint as Paula Carson on the soap opera Days of our Lives.

Supernatural defined:

1:  of or relating to an order of existence beyond the visible observable universe; especially :  of or relating to God or a god, demigod, spirit, or devil

2

a :  departing from what is usual or normal especially so as to appear to transcend the laws of nature

b :  attributed to an invisible agent (as a ghost or spirit)

Synonyms

metaphysical, otherworldly, paranormal, preternatural, transcendent, transcendental, unearthly

 

Metaphysical defined:

1:  of or relating to metaphysics

2 a:  of or relating to the transcendent or to a reality beyond what is perceptible to the senses

   b:  supernatural

3:  highly abstract or abstruse; also:  theoretical

 

Spiritual Defined:

1:  of, relating to, consisting of, or affecting the spirit:  incorporeal<spiritual needs>

2              a:  of or relating to sacred matters <spiritual songs>

b:  ecclesiastical rather than lay or temporal <spiritual authority><lords spiritual>

3:  concerned with religious values

4:  related or joined in spirit <our spiritual home><his spiritual heir>

5a:  of or relating to supernatural beings or phenomena

 

Supernatural Googled:

The TV Series on CW – The thrilling and terrifying journey of the Winchester Brothers continues with the ninth season of “Supernatural” on The CW. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) have spent the last eight years battling the things that go bump in the night. Over the years, with the help of the fallen angel Castiel (Misha Collins), and the King of Hell, Crowley (Mark A. Sheppard), the Winchesters have straddled the line between good and evil.

http://sidroth.org/ – Sid Roth, a Jewish believer in Jesus, hosts It’s Supernatural! TV. He has spent years investigating the supernatural of God.

Supernatural TV shows:

Believe – Alfonso Cuaron’s new supernatural tale,

Touch – evolved humans

Heroes, Mutant X, – mutated humans

X-Files –

Sci Fi ? Doctor Who, Lost, Twilight

Soap Operas – Dark Shadows, Passions – Passions debuted in 1999 with major fanfare. Creator Reilly had been credited for a large surge in the ratings for Days of our Lives years before, thanks to innovative storylines like that of heroine Dr. Marlena Evans being possessed by Satan that drew new viewers, but also tended to alienate stalwart fans. With Passions, Reilly was able to start with a blank slate and no pre-existing fan base to please.

Check out this article called Writers, Know Your Archetypes: The Fool — here are some highlights:

1. Don’t assume “fool” is interchangeable with “stupid.” While some fool characters may be stupid, that’s not the essence of the archetype. Elizabeth Bennet’s mother in Jane Austen’s novel Pride & Prejudice is a very silly woman, but she’s smart enough to know her daughters must marry to avoid ending up in poverty.

4. That doesn’t mean they never experience fear. Guy Fleegman in the movie Galaxy Quest is in a constant state of terror, but never thinks not to join in with the rest of the characters on their dangerous missions.

7. Fool characters tend to be astonishingly lucky. A perfect example of this would be Forrest Gump. Forrest becomes a football star by accident (a coach sees how fast he can run while trying to evade bullies) and survives

Vietnam unscathed, while others around him are killed or injured. He also becomes an Olympic ping pong player, millionaire and pop culture phenomenon without trying very hard to accomplish any of those things.

12. In spite of causing havoc, fools can be a last resort for problems the main characters can’t solve. An example would be Delly Cartwright from The Hunger Games series. In Mockingjay, Peeta has been so damaged by torture he thinks Katniss is out to kill him. Their childhood friend Delly, who has such an optimistic and honest demeanor it’s difficult not to take what she says at face value, is brought in to convince him otherwise.

15. Don’t be afraid to twist the archetype a bit. Joss Whedon did this for two characters in his TV series Firefly: Jayne Cobb is hardly optimistic or innocent (on the surface, at least) but he fits the archetype in other respects. For instance, he is worshiped by the residents of a town called Canton as a savior when he actually meant to steal from them. On the other hand, the character Kaylee is optimistic, but also competent at her job.

 

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