Avatar: A Remembrance

Both Avatar movies are visual masterpieces. But they are more than mere entertainment. They serve as a remembrance of our connection to Nature. They also recount our past placing a mirror in front of us. They tell an old story set in the future and dare us to watch it from another perspective.

Yes, Sensei!: The Teachers that Made Us

To prepare for the fourth season of Cobra Kai, I rewatched the whole series again and I have been thinking on the figure of the Sensei in this modern sequel to the 80s Karate Kid films.
The word sensei 先生 (せんせい) has been used to mean teacher. In fact, this word means “born before” so it is meant to refer to someone who was born before and therefore has the experience to impart knowledge and wisdom. Sensei, then, is not only a word reserved for schoolteachers, or karate masters, it’s also for someone who imparts knowledge and wisdom as a result of their experience and years.

Demons Within: Eckhart Tolle’s Pain-Body in Marvel’s Venom (2018)

The film Venom (2018), based on the character of Marvel Comics, hints at the concept of the pain-body introduced by spiritual master Eckhart Tolle in his world-renowned book The Power of Now.