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~ Great Doubt ~

Posted in Alchemy, Art, Metaphysics, Mystery, Mysticism, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Great Doubt
What is the sound of one hand clapping?
~ Hakuin ~

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.

The Gurdjieff Movements presented by Jeanne de Salzmann (1981)

Posted in Documentary, Metaphysics, Mysticism, Parapsychology, Philosophy, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Jeanne de Salzmann
Producer: Jeanne de Salzmann
Genre: Documentary / Meditation / Sacred Dance
Country: France / United States
Language: English / JP subtitles

A visual record of the sacred movements and dances by Gurdjieff’s devoted pupil Jeanne de Salzmann.

The Gurdjieff movements is a series of sacred dances authored by G. I. Gurdjieff and taught to his students as part of the work of self observation and self study. The student, even from the beginning, through the high degree of sustained attention required to perfect himself in the movements, is using one of the specific means of self-knowledge, and of attaining the cognition and comprehension of reality.

The music for the movements was written by Gurdjieff and Thomas de Hartmann.

~ Many Eyed Ones ~

Posted in Alchemy, Cosmology, Metaphysics, Mysticism, Mythology, Philosophy, Psychedelic with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Many Eyed Ones
Wheel in the Middle of a Wheel

We are symbols, and inhabit symbols.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

Man with a Movie Camera (1929-2003)

Posted in Art House Film, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary, Independent Film, Philosophy, Pure Cinema with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2012 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Dziga Vertov
Producer: Dziga Vertov
Genre: Documentary / Independent Film / Avant-garde
Country: Russia
Language: None / RU / EN subtitles

Dziga Vertov’s Man With A Movie Camera is considered one of the most innovative and influential films of the silent era. Vertov proclaimed the primacy of camera “Kino-Eye” over the human eye. The camera lens was a machine that could be perfected infinitely to grasp the world in its entirety and organize visual chaos into a coherent, objective picture.

Startlingly modern, this film utilizes a groundbreaking style of rapid editing and incorporates innumerable other cinematic effects to create a work of amazing power and energy. This film is famous for the range of cinematic techniques Vertov invents, deploys or develops, such as double exposure, fast motion, slow motion, freeze frames, jump cuts, split screens, Dutch angles, extreme close-ups, tracking shots, footage played backwards, stop motion animations and a self-reflexive style.

The film was released with a soundtrack composed by Jason Swinscoe and performed by the British jazz and electronic outfit The Cinematic Orchestra.

In the 2012 Sight and Sound poll, film critics voted Man with a Movie Camera the 8th best film ever made.

~ Déjà Vu of Foundling-Seeker ~

Posted in Mysticism, Philosophy, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2012 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Déjà Vu of Foundling-Seeker

Am I real, or am I fake? How to be everywhere and nowhere at once?
The multiplicity is only apparent. No self is of itself alone.
~ Erwin Schrödinger ~