Spiritual Lessons from Science Fiction : The Doctor

Spiritual Lessons from Science Fiction : The Doctor April 30, 2017
Tardis image courtesy of wikimedia commons.
Tardis image courtesy of wikimedia commons.

In the Science Fiction universe there are many archetypes : Captain, Siren, and the Doctor. Doctors in this context very frequently represent science and technology. The proto Sci-Fi doctor was Doctor Frankenstein, from Mary Shelley. This doctor was made famous in his quest to reanimate. In his desperation he tries to make life from an assembly of parts and a little scientific magick in the form of lightning and machines. In a way this character is above and beyond religion taking life and death in his hands. There are many ways the other doctors from the Science fiction television verse also typify this principle. In Battlestar Galactitca we see Doctor Gaius Baltar  fall in love (or lust) with science and the otherworldly cylons. Star Trek (TOS) has Bones, the doctor who is always the scientific voice of reason. There are also many more.

Then we have The Doctor, for fans of the show Doctor Who he needs no description. Or should I say he defies description. Unlike the doctor in Frankenstein, this doctor has the power to regenerate himself. Listen as we discuss the nuances of this character in the following video. What do you think about the Doctor? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

“The Doctor”

To learn more about the Spiritual Lessons from Science Fiction please join me at my workshop on May 2, 2017 7:30pm at Tarot Society in Bushwick Brooklyn. What does Worf from Star Trek have to do with Africa’s Ogun? What do little green men have to do with Sirius and Amazonian shamanism? How can the pitfalls to your destiny be found in the Twilight Zone? For the answers to these questions and more please tune in to this class! If you can’t make the class feel free to check out our other posts about Spiritual Lessons from Sci-Fi here on this blog. And as always if you have enjoyed what you read here please remember to share, share, share !

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