Ratatouille, the 2007 animated film from Disney/Pixar is a story about the hero’s journey and the choices that transform a fated life into a destined one. Remy’s journey from a rat subsisting on scraps to a grand celebrated Parisian chef is a powerful metaphor for our own desires to leave the known world for one that lies beyond.
In order to achieve a destiny the hero must learn to choose intuitive guidance over the ego’s fear of humiliation and failure. This workshop examines these ideas along with a rich experience of Joseph Campbell’s seminal work on the archetype of the hero’s journey.
This course allows you to watch the film and listen to Jim’s commentary on your iPod or other digital player, taking your time to watch and learn. The companion workbook contains a guide to the archetypes in the film, the hero’s journey as well as contemplative exercises to apply to your own journey.
What you will receive:
A digital audio file of the workshop to use in conjunction with watching the film and a free viewers guide / workbook which includes:
• Instructions on how to use the audio workshop with the movie
• Archetypal profiles of the main characters
• A guide to the Hero’s Journey
• Reflections & Study Questions
• Supplementary information to enhance your experience of the course
What people are saying:
"A completely original, instructive, and inspiring look at the hero's journey through the lens of our favorite super rodent. Don't miss it."
~Mark Matousek, author of When You're Falling, Dive
"I know of no one else who could have created 'Archetypes & Movies'. Jim's knowledge of both film and archetypes is breathtaking, not to mention his entertaining style."
~Caroline Myss, author of Sacred Contracts
"I just want to tell you how much I am loving your self-study movies and archetypes-Ratatouille. I particularly love the workbook. The definitions of the archetypes are splendid."
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