Archive for ego

The American Dream (2011)

Posted in Animation, Mystery, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Tad Lumpkin, Harold Uhl
Producer: Tad Lumpkin
Genre: Animation / Short
Country: United States
Language: English /
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Too big to fail.

The American Dream is a animated film that shows the scams by the most basic elements of government system. How money is created? How banking works? Why did housing prices skyrocket and then plunge? What the Federal Reserve System is and how it affects the every single day? The film takes an entertaining but hard hitting look at how the problems we have today are nothing new, and why leaders throughout our history have warned us and fought against the current type of financial system.

~ Moral Hazard ~

Posted in Mystery, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Moral Hazard
Decency is indecency’s conspiracy of silence.
~ George Bernard Shaw ~

The Corporation (2003)

Posted in Documentary, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott
Producer: Bart Simpson, Joel Bakan
Genre: Documentary
Country: Canada
Language: English /
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The pathological pursuit of profit and power.

The documentary shows the development of the contemporary business corporation, from a legal entity that originated as a government-chartered institution meant to affect specific public functions to the rise of the modern commercial institution entitled to most of the legal rights of a person. Taking its status as a legal “person” to the logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist’s couch to ask “What kind of person is it?” What the study illustrates is that in the its behavior, this type of “person” typically acts like a dangerously destructive psychopath without conscience. The film was nominated for over 26 international awards.

~ Price of Civilization ~

Posted in Art, Philosophy, Photography, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Price of Civilization
Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
~ Lord Acton ~

The Cosmic Giggle (2012)

Posted in Alchemy, Documentary, Experimental, Metaphysics, Mystery, Mysticism, Parapsychology, Philosophy, Psychedelic with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Michael Armstrong
Producer: Michael Armstrong
Genre: Documentary / Experimental
Country: United States
Language: English

A personal reservoir of experience unique to each individual.

The Cosmic Giggle is an experimental documentary film that explores the human energy field’s dynamic relationship with our environment. Naturally as human beings, we are connected to a vast network of fluid information inherent to the world around us. When we are children, we are open to this field through simple innocent observance, but because of our collective evolution towards a dominating and fixated worldview, this perception becomes veiled. This film reveals how this process takes place and provides keys for returning to a more primal and authentic experience of our reality.

Balance (1989)

Posted in Animation, Cosmology, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Christoph Lauenstein
Producer: Wolfgang Lauenstein
Genre: Animation / Short
Country: Germany
Language: English / German / None

A meditation on human interdependence.

Directed by German brothers Wolfgang and Christoph Lauenstein, Balance is a remarkable piece of animation. A platform floats in a neutral space. Strange men, identical except for the numbers on their back, appearing as though out of some dystopian future, must work in concert to prevent the platform from tipping and cause them all to fall. This reasonably harmonious understanding is lost when one man pulls up a heavy box. In the ensuing struggle, balance is lost in more than one sense.

Like a story out of Game Theory, if the men were to cooperate they could all enjoy the box together, but it is selfishness that dooms them. The ironic ending of Balance, who is at fault? The men that fail to do what is best for them? Or the system that fails to acknowledge this human quality?

It has won many international prizes, including an “Academy Award” for Best Animated Short.

Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview (2013)

Posted in Cosmology, Documentary, Philosophy, Psychology, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Joseph Ohayon
Producer: Joseph Ohayon
Genre: Documentary
Country: United States / Israel / Norway
Language: English / CN / IT / PT / DE / ES / RO / RU / EN subtitles

Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview is a documentary exploring the depths of the current human condition and the emergence of a worldview that is recreating our world from the inside out.

Weaving together insights and findings from biology, psychology, network science, systems science, business, culture and media, the film reveals the inner workings of the human experience in the 21st century, urging viewers to step out of the box and challenge their own assumptions about who we really are, and why we do what we do.

Crossroads places evolutionary context to today’s escalating social unrest, natural disasters, and economic failures. It illuminates the footsteps of an integrated worldview, penetrating its way through the power of social networks to the forefront of our personal and collective awareness.

A refreshing reality check for all viewers and a clarion call for those who carry the seeds of the emerging worldview.

Scientists and thinkers featured in Crossroads include: Amit Goswami, Neale Donald Walsch, Elisabet Sahtouris, Bruce Lipton, Peter Joseph, Caroline A. Miller, Nicholas Christakis, James Fowler, Michael Laitman, Ervin Laszlo, Dean Radin, Dave Sherman, Annie Leonard, Jairon G. Cuesta, and John St. Augustine.