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Winning in Las Vegas

Original air date: Monday, July 21, 2014
Vegas, Baby!

This week Stacy is in Las Vegas to speak to our guest, Shad Groverland, Spiritual Leader at Unity of Las Vegas, who is also a longtime sound professional for film and live productions. Together we’ll be examining the mysterious allure of Las Vegas, its checkered past and current illusions, its connection to Ancient Greece and Rome, and how winning may look different

than you might think!
Shad turned out to a master of on-the-spot metaphysical interpretations of Vegas symbols!  Listen to find out what spiritual message the Vegas Strip has for you!
Pre-Show Notes:

What Does Las Vegas Represent?

  • Do whatever all no restriction – good to visit, shake up expectations, wouldn’t wanna live there
  • Normal Rules Don’t Apply –
  • Too real in the day time, night time, illusion
  • London Eye, rollercoaster , pirates (Treasure Island), Volcano and Dolphins, (Mirage) , circus, (Excalibur) castle
  • Wedding chapels, quickie divorce if resident
  • Easy, fast, cheesy – live gross to try it – as a lark hilarious dive bar, bowling
  • Lack of laws concept — like the wild west
  • Gambling – mob
  • What happens in Vegas stays there
  • Debauchery

Movies and locations:

  • Hangover – 3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Leaving Las Vegas – Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue Honeymoon in Vegas is a 1992 comedic movie which was directed by Andrew Bergman. Jack Singer, played by Nicolas Cage, encounters a group of “Flying Elvises” (skydiving Elvis impersonators) while trying to reunite with his fiancee. Also Bruno Mars cameos in the film as a young Elvis impersonator.
  • Last Vegas (2013) – Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman,
  • Ocean’s Eleven (2001) – Bellagio Casino & Hotel – 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; The Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Get Him to the Greek (2010) – Hard Rock Café; Liberace Museum & Foundation; McCarran International Airport; Planet Hollywood Resort and ; Plaza Hotel & Casino
  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
  • Casino (1995) – Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci
  • Bugsy (1991) – The story of how Bugsy Siegel started Las Vegas. – Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel
  • Viva Las Vegas – Elvis!

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God, Jesus, and the Bible in the Media


Click to listen to this episode on Unity Online Radio: God, Jesus, and the Bible in the Media

Original air date: Monday, April 07, 2014

Steve Carell as a modern-day Noah in Evan Almighty

Stacy and Malayna look at the creative ways in which the entertainment industry depicts Biblical characters and the stars of the Big Book: God and Jesus. From the flood with Russell Crowe as Noah or Steve Carell in Evan Almighty, Jim Caviezel as Jesus, or his animated South Park counterpart, to George Burns and Morgan Freeman as God, they’ll compare and contrast and look for the metaphysical Truth behind it all.
About the movie NOAH:


The cast includes representatives from the best of mythological and symbolic films!
Russell Crowe    …            Noah     (Gladiator)
Jennifer Connelly …        Naameh (Labyrinth)
Ray Winstone    …            Tubal-cain (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Beowulf, Hugo)
Anthony Hopkins …        Methuselah (Thor, Beowulf)
Emma Watson   …            Ila (Hermione in Harry Potter)
Logan Lerman    …            Ham (Percy Jackson)
Douglas Booth   …            Shem (Romeo & Juliet — with the girl from True Grit)


·         Charlton Heston – 10 Commandments as Moses, Ben-Hur as a Gladiator, The Greatest Story Ever Told as John the Baptist – a lot of Caesar related films too.
·         Steve Carrel in Evan Almighty Read the rest of this entry