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~ 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 ~

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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 ~

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.

~ Illusory Psychalgia ~

Posted in Alchemy, Art, Metaphysics, Mysticism, Parapsychology, Philosophy, Psychedelic with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Illusory Psychalgia
You cannot be both unhappy and fully present in the Now.
~ Eckhart Tolle ~

Earthlings (2005)

Posted in Documentary, Feature Length, Independent Film, Philosophy, Psychology, World Cinema with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Shaun Monson
Producer: Shaun Monson, Maggie Q
Genre: Documentary / Feature Length
Country: United States
Language: English / CN / DE / FR / ES / PT / RU / EN subtitles

A powerful and informative documentary about society’s treatment of animals, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix with soundtrack by Moby.

Earthlings is a feature-length documentary about humankind’s absolute economic dependence on animals raised as pets, food, clothing, entertainment and for scientific research. Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices at some of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit. Powerful, informative and thought-provoking, Earthlings is by far the most comprehensive documentary ever produced on the correlation between nature, animals and human economic interests.

I, Pet Goat II (2012)

Posted in Alchemy, Animation, Metaphysics, Mystery, Mysticism, Mythology, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Louis Lefebvre
Producer: Louis Lefebvre
Genre: Animation / Short
Country: Canada
Language: English / None

A story about the fire at the heart of suffering.

I, Pet Goat II is an animated surreal, sociopolitical motivated short film brimming with silent messages, conspiracy allusions and cryptic esoteric symbolism. While the movie has no dialog, each symbol tells a piece of a story that covers the fields of history, politics, war, occultism and spirituality. The movie explores the common ground that underlies many spiritual and philosophical traditions in a lyrical form.