Archive for cosmology

Contact / Контакт (1978)

Posted in Animation, Cosmology, Metaphysics, Music, Mysticism, Parapsychology, Philosophy, Psychedelic with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 5, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Vladimir Tarasov
Producer: Alexander Kostinsky
Genre: Animation / Short / Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Language: Russian / None

The alien and the human being always can understand each other if there will be a good will.

The film has no dialogue in any language. All communication is made using music, gestures and gazes; the alien also tries to communicate by shapeshifting. Director Vladimir Tarasov explored this theme of universal communication in his other films; he considered animation “the Esperanto of all mankind”.

Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within (2007)

Posted in Alchemy, Cosmology, Documentary, Feature Length, Metaphysics, Music, Mysticism, Parapsychology, Philosophy, Psychedelic, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Rod Mann
Producer: Nikos Katsaounis, Kevin Kohley
Genre: Documentary / Feature Length
Country: United States
Language: English / ES subtitles

Rediscover an enchanted cosmos in the modern world.

Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within is a feature length documentary which examines the re-emergence of archaic techniques of ecstasy in the modern world by weaving a synthesis of ecological and evolutionary awareness,electronic dance culture, and the current pharmacological re-evaluation of entheogenic compounds. Within a narrative framework that imagines consciousness itself to be evolving, Entheogen documents the emergence of techno-shamanism in the post-modern world that frames the following questions:
How can a renewal of ancient initiatory rites of passage alleviate our ecological crisis?
What do trance dancing and festivals celebrating unbridled artistic expression speak to in our collective psyche?
How do we re-invent ourselves in a disenchanted world from which God has long ago withdrawn?
Entheogen invites the viewer to consider that the answers to these questions lie within the consciousness of each and every human being, and are accessible if only we give ourselves permission to awaken to the divine within.

Stan Grof, Marilyn Schlitz, Ralph Metzner, Alex Grey, Terrence McKenna, John Markoff, Daniel Pinchbeck, and Kat Harrison among others, postulate how the disenchantment of the modern world may be remedied by summoning the courage to take the next leap in the evolution of planetary consciousness.