Archive for rebirth

~ 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 ~

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AYA: Awakenings (2013)

Posted in Alchemy, Documentary, Experimental, Metaphysics, Mystery, Mysticism, Parapsychology, Philosophy, Psychedelic with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Timothy Parish, Rak Razam
Producer: Timothy Parish, Rak Razam
Genre: Documentary / Mystery
Country: Australia / Peru
Language: English

We who solve mystery, become mystery.

AYA: Awakenings is a documentary journey into the world and visions of Amazonian shamanism, adapted from the cult book ‘Aya: a Shamanic Odyssey’ by Rak Razam. As Razam sets out to document the booming business of Amazonian shamanism in the 21st century, he quickly finds himself caught up in a culture clash between the old world and the new. Braving a gringo trail of the soul, he uncovers a movement of ‘spiritual tourists’ coming from the West for a direct experience of the multidimensional reality shamanism connects one to.

Hoblio – The Path to Freedom (2013)

Posted in Alchemy, Animation, Metaphysics, Mystery, Mysticism, Parapsychology, Philosophy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Piero Tonin
Producer: Piero Tonin
Genre: Animation / Short
Country: Italy
Language: English / None

The end of the journey is just the beginnings.

A little pilgrim carrying a heavy weight. A long path leading from a deep, dark forest to a boundless, radiant valley. Along the way, four mysterious characters.

Who is that pilgrim, and where is he going? Is that path just a connection between two physical places or rather a metaphor of a personal journey? And those characters, who are they, really? Are they real or are they avatars of supreme beings? Follow serene but determined Hoblio in his quest for enlightenment and spiritual freedom.

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.

The Holy Mountain (1973)

Posted in Alchemy, Art House Film, Experimental, Metaphysics, Mysticism, Mythology, Parapsychology, Philosophy, Psychedelic with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Producer: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Genre: Art House / Fantasy
Country: Mexico / United States
Language: English / Spanish

The psychedelic masterpiece about Jesus searching for enlightenment.

The Holy Mountain gives the omniscient view of what social engineering caused by greed has done to the modern world, but shows us how to live and not give into a material world.
Alejandro Jodorowsky’s flood of sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism is a spiritual quest for enlightenment pitting illusion against truth. The Alchemist assembles together a group of people from all walks of life to represent the planets in the solar system. The occult adept’s intention is to put his recruits through strange mystical rites and divest them of their wordly baggage before embarking on a trip to Lotus Island. There they ascend the Holy Mountain to displace the immortal gods who secretly rule the Universe.

The Meatrix (2003)

Posted in Animation, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Louis Fox
Producer: Louis Fox, Jonah Sachs
Genre: Animation / Short
Country: United States
Language: English / CN / DE / FR / ES / PT / IT / RU / EN subtitles

A four-minute animation that spoofs the Matrix films and highlights the problems caused by factory farming and industrial agricultural practices.

The films are humorous and creative satires that use pop culture and entertainment to educate viewers about the food they eat and where it comes from. All the films feature three superhero farm animals including Leo, the young pig who wonders if he is “the one”, Chickity, the feathered family farm defender, and Moopheus, the trench-coat-clad cow with a passion for green pastures as they expose the problems with factory farming while making the world safe for sustainable family farms.

It was made by the green messaging firm Free Range Studios and Sustainable Table in 2003 as a commissioned project for GRACE Communications Foundation, and two sequels were released in 2006, titled The Meatrix II: Revolting, and The Meatrix II ½.