Archive for December, 2013

All Alone in the Night (2011)

Posted in Cosmology, Documentary, Music, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2013 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: David Peterson
Producer: David Peterson
Genre: Documentary / Short / Web
Country: United States
Language: None

Time lapse footage of the Earth as seen from the ISS.

Many wonders are visible when flying over the Earth at night. A compilation of such visual spectacles was captured recently from the International Space Station (ISS) and set to rousing music. Passing below are white clouds, orange city lights, lightning flashes in thunderstorms, and dark blue seas. On the horizon is the golden haze of Earth’s thin atmosphere, frequently decorated by dancing auroras as the video progresses. The green parts of auroras typically remain below the space station, but the station flies right through the red and purple auroral peaks. Solar panels of the ISS are seen around the frame edges. The ominous wave of approaching brightness at the end of each sequence is just the dawn of the sunlit half of Earth, a dawn that occurs every 90 minutes.

Sequences:
– North-to-south down the western coast of North and South America.
– North-to-south over Florida, the Bahamas and other Caribbean islands.
– South-East Asia, approaching the Philippine Sea.
– Western Europe, from France through Italy, Greece, Turkey and the Middle East.
– Aurora Australis, over the Indian Ocean, approaching Australia.
– Aurora Australis, over the Indian Ocean.
– Aurora Australis, unknown location in the Southern Hemisphere.

~ Unus Mundus ~

Posted in Alchemy, Cosmology, Metaphysics, Parapsychology, Philosophy, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2013 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

~ Unus Mundus ~

There is only one Soul in the Universe.
There is no ‘you’ or ‘me’; all variety is merged into the absolute unity, the one infinite existence – God.
~ Swami Vivekananda ~

1 Giant Leap (2002)

Posted in Art, Documentary, Music, Philosophy, World Cinema with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2013 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Duncan Bridgeman, Jamie Catto
Producer: Duncan Bridgeman, Jamie Catto
Genre: Documentary / Art
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost.

1 Giant Leap is a collaborative dvd project for the 21st century, which fuses music, words, sounds, rhythms and images from over 25 locations in 20 countries around the globe to celebrate diversity of musicians, story-tellers, authors, filmmakers, artists, entrepreneurs, artists, and thinkers from many different cultures.

1 Giant Leap is a title, a philosophy, a leap of faith that sprung from the minds of visionary UK musicians/visual artists Jamie Catto (Faithless) and Duncan Bridgeman. It is the embodiment of the unity in human diversity and a cross-cultural exploration of universal truth that is a global journey unto itself.

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~ Impressed Force ~

Posted in Alchemy, Metaphysics, Mysticism, Parapsychology, Philosophy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2013 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

~  Impressed Force ~

Within us is the soul of the whole, the wise silence,
the universal beauty, the eternal One.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

1 Giant Leap: What About Me? (2008)

Posted in Art, Documentary, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, World Cinema with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2013 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Duncan Bridgeman, Jamie Catto
Producer: Duncan Bridgeman, Jamie Catto
Genre: Documentary / Art
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

One World Music.

One Giant Leap have created a unique music, TV and film project. What About Me? is the culmination of 4 years work visiting 50 global locations collecting wisdom and musical jewels. It’s an inspiring and alarming look at our collective insanity: how we are ego-driven, needy in relationships, insatiable in desire, addicted to status, wounded by childhood and unable to stop thinking, but how we still manage to be inspired and creative.

The backbone of the project is the music that One Giant Leap make. They start with pre-composed backing tracks in a laptop studio. The music grows as each layer is added, seamlessly mixing international stars like Alanis Morissette, KD Lang and Michael Franti, with Bedouin Musicians, Chinese rappers, Gabonese Pygmies, Tuvan throat singers, Egyptian folk musicians, Japanese taiko drummers. In addition, they manage to capture a unique take on the collective human condition, helped along by contributions from, among others, Noam Chomsky, Eckhart Tolle, Stephen Fry, Will Young, Maxi Jazz, Tim Robbins, Billy Connolly and Michael Stipe.
1 Giant Leap: What About Me? (2008)
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~ Unmoved Mover ~

Posted in Alchemy, Cosmology, Metaphysics, Mysticism, Parapsychology, Philosophy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2013 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

~ Unmoved Mover ~

Music…gives wings to the mind, a soul to the universe, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, a life to everything.
~ Plato ~

The Spectre of Hope (2001)

Posted in Art, Documentary, Philosophy, Photography, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2013 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Paul Carlin
Producer: Paula Jaifon, Colin MaCabe, Adam Simon
Genre: Documentary
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

What globalization really looks like and what it is doing to the Earth.

This powerful film brings together art critic John Berger, author of “Ways of Seeing”, and world-renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado for a discussion about the power of photographic images to inform and inspire. As they peruse Salgado’s book, “Migrations”, a project that took him to 43 countries in order to document the experiences of people pushed from their homes and traditions to cities and their margins – slums and streets and refugee camps, their intimate and wide-ranging conversation, inter-cut with Salgado’s photographs, explores the deeper meanings of Salgado’s images, addressing both their artistic and emotional qualities and their political function as a critique of globalization.