Archive for relationship

The Soul of the Bone / A Alma do Osso (2004)

Posted in Documentary, Experimental, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Cao Guimarães
Producer: Beto Magalhães
Genre: Documentary / Experimental
Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese / PT / ES / EN subtitles

Loneliness and the relationship between man and nature.

A alma do osso is an experimental documentary about  Domingos Albino Ferreira (also known as Dominguinhos da Pedra), a 71-year-old man who has lived alone for 41 years in caves in the countryside region of Itambé do Mato Dentro, Minas Gerais (Brazil). He survives on a meagre pension from the Brazilian government.

It starts with an epigraph by Guimarães Rosa: ‘Loneliness is too much for ourselves’. There are no dialogues or interviews in this documentary, and almost no speech. Practically all the information we receive comes from the images and sounds that characterize the countryside: beautiful landscapes of green hills and the sea, the man’s cave and the sounds of nature.

~ 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 ~

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.

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.

Man after Man: Mother Mirra / Человек после человека: Мать Мирра (1989)

Posted in Alchemy, Cosmology, Documentary, Independent Film, Metaphysics, Mysticism, Parapsychology, Philosophy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Pavel Zorin
Producer: Natalia Hotuleva
Genre: Documentary / Independent Film
Country: Russia
Language: Russian / EN subtitles

A philosophical doctrine on the transformation of human nature.

The film expresses the concept of Human Unity which is being developed in the experimental city of Auroville, founded on principles of shared leadership, sustainable development and new consciousness. The driving force behind the manifestation of it was Mirra Alfassa, known to her followers as The Mother. Auroville is meant to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. Under the shaping influence of the Mother’s and Sri Aurobindo’s dual philosophies, Auroville emerges as a unique, multi-cultural confluence where matter and spirit, the individual and the collective meet in the search for a higher consciousness.

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.

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”.

The Global Brain (1983)

Posted in Cosmology, Documentary, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Psychology, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Peter Russell
Producer: Peter Russell, Chris Hall
Genre: Documentary
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

The idea of the Earth as an integrated self-regulated living organism.

Based on the themes in the book The Global Brain, this moving audio-visual presentation explores the “Gaia hypothesis.” It points to the fragile regulating system that exists between all living and non-living things with the aim of showing people that recognizing the interconnectedness of all things, helps us to become more conscious of our daily actions and ultimately discover a more peaceful way to live with ourselves, each other and the planet. Well ahead of the internet and information and communications technologies’ boom, Peter Russell observed “if Earth is a collective, self-regulating living organism, what then is the potential of humanity as seen through the eyes of the planet?”

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.

~ Re-Earthing ~

Posted in Art, Metaphysics, Mysticism, Parapsychology, Philosophy, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Re-Earthing

Nature is not human hearted.
~ Lao Tzu ~