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  1. What’s your favorite movie?

  2. What’s your favorite movie?

  3. What’s your favorite movie? • Lord of the Rings

  4. What’s your favorite movie?

  5. What’s your favorite movie?

  6. The Archetypal Hero What Do Luke Skywalker, Simba, and Moses all have in common? March 24, 2013 Chris Chow, with thanks to Bryan Davis

  7. Jung and Campbell • Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell developed the idea of the archetype • Archetype: A recurring pattern of images, situations, or symbols found in the mythology, religion, art, and dreams of cultures around the world Carl Jung Joseph Campbell

  8. Archetypal Hero Traits • Unusual Circumstances of Birth • Leaves Family and Lives With Others • Traumatic Event Leads to Quest • Special Weapon • Supernatural Help • Proves Himself on Quest • Journey and Unhealable Wound • Atonement With Father • Spiritual Apotheosis

  9. 1. Unusual Birth • Often in danger at birth or born into royalty -Luke w/ aunt and uncle • Simba born a prince • Moses put in basket

  10. 2. Leaves Family • Raised away from his people/home • Luke w/ aunt and uncle • Simba w/ Timon and Pumbaa • Moses flees Egypt

  11. 3. Traumatic Event • A hero’s life is changed forever • Luke’s aunt and uncle’s death • Simba fights Nala • Yahweh appears to Moses

  12. 4. Special Weapon • Only the hero can wield his weapon • Luke’s light saber • Moses’ staff • Simba’s... cuteness or friends?

  13. 5. Supernatural Help • Hero often has spiritual guidance • Luke is helped by Obi-Wan Kenobi • Simba sees Mufasa in the sky and has Rafiki to help him • Yahweh guides Moses

  14. 6. Proves Himself • Hero performs feats while on Quest • Luke blows up Death Star, leads rebellion - Simba returns to fight Scar • Moses perform miracles and leads His people out

  15. 7. The Journey & the UnhealableWound • Hero descends into a hell-like area and suffers wounding from encounter w/ evil • Symbolically goes where normal humans can’t and finds truth about self

  16. 8. Atonement With Father • Hero either redeems father’s evil deeds or reconciles with father over wrongs done by the hero

  17. 9. Apotheosis • Hero is rewarded spiritually at the end of his life

  18. Why does this Archetype matter?

  19. Worksheet

  20. Jesus, the Ultimate Hero- Birth • Born of royalty (Son of King David/Son of God) Matt. 1:1-17, Luke 3:23-38 • Unusual Birth (Virgin birth prophesied, conceived by the Holy Spirit) Matt. 1:20, 23 • Danger at Birth (Herod tried to kill Him) Matt. 2:16

  21. Jesus, the Ultimate Hero-Leaves Family • Left heaven • Left Israel for Egypt until danger passed – Matt. 2:13-14

  22. Jesus, the Ultimate Hero-Traumatic Event • Adam’s sin begins the adventure

  23. Jesus, the Ultimate Hero-Special Weapon • Knows the Word and hearts; heals

  24. Jesus, the Ultimate Hero-Supernatural Help • Holy Spirit, Angels, the Father

  25. Jesus, the Ultimate Hero- Proves Himself • Healings, Miracles, Refutes Scholars

  26. Jesus, the Ultimate Hero-the Journey and the Unhealable Wound • Misunderstanding, Betrayal, Murdered with Nails in hands and feet

  27. Jesus, the Ultimate Hero-Atonement with the Father • Defeats evil and the consequences of sin. Brings atonement to mankind and saves them.

  28. Jesus, the Ultimate Hero-Apotheosis Jesus rises from the dead and ascends back to Heaven, his throne

  29. Evaluate a Biblical character • Pick one: Abraham, Joshua, Samson, Ruth, Samuel, David, Esther, Daniel, Jonah, or another of your choice and write down what you see.

  30. Your Favorite movie • Do the same for your favorite movie • Mulan, Transformers (Optimus Prime), Superman, Batman, Hercules, Percy Jackson, Odysseus, Aeneas, Shrek, Kung-fu Panda, Matrix, Achilles, Spider-man, Cars, Finding Nemo, Madagascar, Happy Feet, Lord of the Rings, etc.

  31. Rise of the Guardians • 1. Unusual circumstances of “birth”

  32. ROTG: 2. Leaves Family

  33. ROTG: 3. Traumatic Event Leads to Quest • Taken by Yeti, summoned as guardian

  34. ROTG: 4. Special Weapon

  35. ROTG: 5. Supernatural Help • Plus Man on the Moon

  36. ROTG: 6. Proves himself on Quest • Gets the children to believe in Jack and defeat their fears of the boogeyman

  37. ROTG: 7. The Journey and the Unhealable wound • Died, cannot become human again

  38. ROTG: 8. Atonement

  39. ROTG: 9. Spiritual Apotheosis

  40. Your Favorite movie

  41. Your life ?

  42. Your life • 1. Born into royalty/usual circumstances of birth

  43. Your life • 2. Leaves family and lives with others

  44. Your Life • 3. Traumatic event that leads to quest

  45. Your Life • 4. Special weapon

  46. Your Life • 5. Supernatural help

  47. Your Life • 6. Proved yourself

  48. Your Life • 7. Journey and the “unhealable” wound

  49. Your Life • 8. Atonement with father/Father

  50. Your Life • 9. Spiritual Apotheosis – becoming like God -“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” – 2 Corinthians -”For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.” – 1 Corinthians 13:12