Archive for sustainability

~ Integrity of Beauty ~

Posted in Aesthetics, Alchemy, Art, Metaphysics, Mystery, Mysticism, Parapsychology, Philosophy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Integrity of Beauty

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life,
the whole aim and end of human existence.
~ Aristotle ~

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~ Dignity of Man ~

Posted in Alchemy, Metaphysics, Parapsychology, Philosophy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Dignity of Man
Four things support the world:
the learning of the wise, the justice of the great,
the prayers of the good, and the valor of the brave.
~ Muhammad ~

~ Land Ethic ~

Posted in Cosmology, Philosophy, Psychology, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Land Ethic

Trees are the Earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
~ Rabindranath Tagore ~

~ Great Transition ~

Posted in Alchemy, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2013 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Great Transition

It is not life and wealth and power that enslave men, but the cleaving to life and wealth and power.
~ Gautama Buddha ~

Surplus: Terrorized Into Being Consumers (2003)

Posted in Art House Film, Documentary, Independent Film with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2013 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Erik Gandini
Producer: Johan Söderberg, Erik Gandini
Genre: Documentary / Art House Film
Country: Sweden
Language: Swedish / Spanish / English / EN / ES / RO / RU subtitles

The consumerism totally consumed us.

Surplus: Terrorized into Being Consumers from 2003 is a film odyssey about the destructive sides of consumer culture and described as “a global doomsday satire set to music”. It used the language of music video, propaganda and commercial advertising as a response to the forces of globalization.

Why is the lifestyle of consumerism a source of such rage today? How come the privilege of buying goods does not automatically lead to happiness? Why all this emptiness despite our wealth? Surplus’ approach is to portray this issue from an emotional rather than a factual perspective.

~ One-Dimensional-Man ~

Posted in Philosophy, Psychology, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2013 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

One-Dimensional Man

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need,
but not every man’s greed.
~ Mahatma Gandhi ~

The Story of Stuff (2007)

Posted in Animation, Philosophy, Psychology, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2013 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Louis Fox
Producer: Annie Leonard, Erica Priggen, Jonah Sachs
Genre: Documentary / Animation / Short
Country: United States
Language: English / AR / CN / DE / ES / PT / FR / IT / RO / RU / EN subtitles

A short polemical animated documentary about the life-cycle of material goods.

The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more just world. The animation is critical of excessive consumerism and promotes sustainability.

The documentary is being used in elementary schools, arts programs, and economics classes as well as places of worship and corporate sustainability trainings.