Friday, October 18, 2019

"Game of Thrones" Journey of Consciousness




Not everyone who has watched Game of Thrones realizes it is a deep and profound journey of consciousness because that journey was masterfully hidden under the surface of the series until the final season. Once we have seen the full arc of the storyworld we can begin to see that this series is, perhaps, one of the moving-image's largest scale efforts to viscerally capture a stage of individual and collective human development and take us on a journey deep inside it's structure of consciousness as it evolves to the next stage of development for many of the characters and for the society as a whole.

The following is a video podcast that Jonathan Steigman and I did on GoT where we take a deep dive into an exploration of this journey of consciousness and how it reveals itself in the series finale and how when we look back at the series after seeing the whole storyworld arc, the journey of consciousness reveals itself hiding just under the surface...a journey about the transition from the Mythic structure of consciousness and the end of feudalism...and the rise and fall of an authoritarian demagogue with the equivalent of weapons of mass destruction.

Why the Game of Thrones finale is BRILLIANT! (TEHNC 26) from TEHNC Podcast on Vimeo.

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And don't forget to join us for our live virtual discussion of Game of Thrones on Tuesday October 22nd. Click here to find out more, register to attend and get the Zoom link for the discussion: https://conscious-good.mn.co/events/game-of-thrones-conscious-movie-of-the-month-virtual-discussion




Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Conscious Media-of-the-Month – October 2019


This month’s Conscious Media-of-the-Month is Game of Thrones (2011-2019).

During the month of October we will be having a special exploration of our first television or streaming series, the Emmy Award-winning internationally-acclaimed HBO cable series Game of Thrones. If you have not watched the series or need to review it again for our exploration and you do not have HBO, you can get a 7-day free trial of HBO Now for a quick review or pay for the full month if you are up to the challenge of trying to watch the whole series. You can also subscribe to HBO on both the Hulu and Amazon Prime streaming services.

We have chosen Game of Thrones for this month’s selection because we believe it is a groundbreaking series in the domain of conscious media and contains valuable lessons for conscious media makers and consumers. The series is groundbreaking because it represents the largest scale attempt at capturing a specific stage of human development and consciousness with the intent on taking us deep inside it and ultimately through it to the next human evolutionary stage. Hauntingly, the evolutionary turning point with which the series has ended also has profound resonance with the evolutionary turning point that humanity now faces in our "real" reality.

One of its most valuable lessons for us conscious media makers and consumers is to remind us that conscious media sometimes has to go into the darkness in order to wake us up. It is that intent for waking up that is the heart of conscious media itself. It is also important for us to realize that for media to wake us up or raise our consciousness, it first must meet us where we are at, and sometimes that means going down in the mud of life with us.

We will be posting various explorations of the series over the month and then as always have a live virtual chat about it at the end of the month. Please consider joining us on this profound exploration of a major work that has a lot to teach us about conscious media.

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Conscious Good Creators Network presents the Conscious Movie-of-the-Month Club with Integral Cinema Project Founder and Executive Director Mark Allan Kaplan, Ph.D., for anyone who wants to use media to raise individual and collective consciousness.