Episode 8

Published on:

21st Mar 2022

David Odorisio, PhD - Integrating Hero and Villain, Senex and Puer

How does the Hero myth necessitate the Villain? What does a post-Heroic myth look like? What's the connection between the decline of patriarchy and the decline of organized religion?

Dr. David Odorisio of Pacifica Graduate Institute shares his own synchronistic journey as we explore hero and villain archetypes in media and culture, as well as how the human potential movement must integrate the Senex and puer in order to outlive the personalities who founded it. Just a few of the topics we cover in this gripping conversation.

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About the Podcast

Meaningful living through the power of myth.
A mythological lens can reveal layers of meaning that usually remain obscured or hidden. In the Mythic podcast, host Boston Blake explores archetypal themes in ancient legends and modern media,

myth and folklore
pop culture
current events
your personal issues

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The Mythic perspective may forever change the way you think about your favorite stories--and yourself.

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Boston Blake

Boston Blake is the host of the Mythic podcast. He does all the other things too--writing, producing, editing, and promotion. This is a one-man operation, folks!

As a counselor, coach, and instructor, Boston helps clients and students discover greater meaning and depth in their lives.

Over the past 20 years, he's been a professional actor, writer, and massage therapist. And like any legit actor, he has worked in nearly every area of service and hospitality. (He'd like you to know he loved it. Well, most of it.)

This varied background has led him to an understanding of a fundamental paradox: We all share a common human experience, but every human's experience is totally unique. He'd like to be "a bridge to a greater understanding." You know, like Wonder Woman. But he'll settle for course instructor.

Boston holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from C.I.I.S. and is a Certified Trainer for Everything DiSC®. He enjoys creative swearing, Wonder Woman comics, and writing about himself in the third person.