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~ Perfectly Silent ~

Posted in Alchemy, Cosmology, Metaphysics, Mystery, Mysticism, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Perfectly Silent
Loneliness is always concerned with others;
aloneness is concerned with oneself.
Your aloneness is your essential being.
~ Osho ~

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At the Ends of the Earth / Au bout du Monde / На краю Земли (1998)

Posted in Animation, Art House Film, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Psychedelic, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Konstantin Bronzit
Producer: Konstantin Bronzit
Genre: Animation / Short
Country: France / Russia
Language: Russian / None

A strange story at the very top of the Caucasian mountains – the apex, pinnacle, vertex.

A family lives in a house that teeters precariously on the very tip of a mountain. The balance of the house is affected not only by the family that lives inside, but also their cow, dog, cat, a passing bird, and a man with a couple of sheep who returns in a car. The slopes of the hill themselves also seem rather slippery at times.

The film was included in the Animation Show of Shows and eventually gathering nearly 70 awards around the film festivals.

Black Sun (2005)

Posted in Alchemy, Documentary, Experimental, Metaphysics, Music, Mysticism, Parapsychology, Philosophy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Gary Tarn
Producer: Gary Tarn, Nicole Stott, Julie Goldman
Genre: Documentary / Music / Experimental
Country: United Kingdom / United States
Language: English

A poetic cinematic meditation on an extraordinary life without vision.

Gary Tarn explores the story of Hugues de Montalembert, a New York-based artist and filmmaker who was blinded by a vicious, unprovoked attack by two young assailants in 1978. After the attack, Montalembert learned to cope with his despair and to go through life a new way, seeking to make ordinary things extraordinary. Defying expectation, this remarkable artist continued to travel the world alone, learning to navigate life in a new and beautiful way. Through creative imagery and philosophical narration, director and composer Gary Tarn creates an expressionist, poetic meditation both on an extraordinary life without vision, and on the idea of perception in general.

~ Being Circular ~

Posted in Alchemy, Cosmology, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Photography, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Being Circular
Carpe diem!
Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think.
~ Horace ~

The Opponent / Lo Sfidante (2009)

Posted in Alchemy, Cosmology, Documentary, Metaphysics, Mysticism, Mythology, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: MareNectaris
Producer: MareNectaris
Genre: Documentary
Country: Italy
Language: English / RO subtitles

What does it stand between us and the Life we desire, the Dreams we want to achieve, the Peace we want to feel?

This movie is about the understanding and the overtaking of the set of forces acting on all human beings in order to make them weak, fearful, doubtful, leading to delay rather than to act. In the movie, we will see how the Opponent dis-empowers us, what kind of means it uses to do it, and a possible way out that leads us to set our-self free from its harmful interaction.

This Binary Universe (2006)

Posted in Abstract Film, Animation, Art, Experimental, Music, Mysticism, Philosophy, Psychedelic, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Brian Transeau aka BT
Producer: Brian Transeau aka BT
Genre: Animation / Music / Soundscape
Country: United States
Language: English / None

A genuine unification of music and visuals.

This Binary Universe is the fifth studio album by composer and electronica artist Brian Transeau better known as his stage name BT. The album features a mix of many genres, including jazz, breakbeats, and classical music. Three songs feature a full 110-piece orchestra. Animated videos were created to accompany each song that includes antique robots, surreal landscape drawings, live action fantasies, and abstract designs.

Track Listings:
1. All That Makes Us Human
2. Dynamic Symmetry (1080p HD)
3. The Internal Locus
4. 1.618 (1080p HD)
5. See You On The Other Side
6. The Antikythera Mechanism
7. Good Morning Kaia

Keyboard Magazine declared of the album, “In a hundred years, it could well be studied as the first major electronic work of the new millennium.”

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.