“HUMAN” is an amazing 3-part documentary that you can now watch for free on youtube. It features interviews with people from around the world, from all walks of life, talking about love, relationships, work, money and all these things in human life. It’s really intense at times, very emotional and beautiful. This is a film that can help raise awareness about what other people go through, and the great injustice and inequality that exists among our species.
The Way of the Dream is an in-depth documentary about brilliant psychologist Carl Jung’s work on the significance of dreams. Presented here in four parts, you will get priceless insight into the dream world from Jung’s personal friend and fellow psychologist, Marie-Louise von Franz. The series was filmed in 1987, but this presentation includes new introductions and commentary by Jungian analyst Marion Woodman. The Way of the Dream is truly incredible and it is really sad that people do not realize the importance of dreams. Dreams are truly “the language of the soul.”
“Like all of us, I have the impression that our culture and civilization is in a final stage, that it has entered a stage of decay. I believe that either we shall find a renewal, or else it is the end. And I can only see this renewal coming out of what Jung discovered, namely in our making positive contact with the creative source of the unconscious and with dreams. These are our roots. A tree can only renew itself through its roots. For this reason my message is to urge everyone to turn back to these inner psychic roots because that’s where the only constructive suggestions are to be found — how to come to grips with our enormous dilemmas: the atom bomb, overpopulation. This is the best way of solving all our problems which appear insoluble.” – Marie-Louis von Franz
There is now an amazing new movie inspired by Joseph Campbell and his teachings on spirituality, psychology, and the hero’s journey. This enlightening (and entertaining) film is called Finding Joe (visit the official site). It was directed by Patrick Takaya Solomon and features Chungliang Al Huang, Rebecca Armstrong, Deepak Chopra, Alan Cohen, Tony Hawk, and many others. You can order the DVD here.
Jiddu Krishnamurti was trained by the Theosophical Society to be a great spiritual leader, but he later separated from the organization and declared that the only path to Truth is within yourself. All organized religions and institutions are hindrances to true freedom and enlightenment. This is a wonderful and inspiring documentary about Krishnamurti’s life and teachings.
Fractals: The Colors of Infinity
“Arthur C. Clarke presents this unusual documentary on the mathematical discovery of the Mandelbrot Set (M-Set) in the visually spectacular world of fractal geometry. This show relates the science of the M-Set to nature in a way that seems to identify the hand of God in the design of the universe itself. Dr. Mandelbrot in 1980 discovered the infinitely complex geometrical shape called the Mandelbrot Set using a very simple equation with computers and graphics.”
The Story of God is another excellent scholarly documentary that explores the origins of religion. Professor Robert Winston made the film in 2005 to be broadcast in three parts on TV soon after the release of his book, The Story of God.
Part 1: “Life, the Universe and Everything” – focuses on the origins of ancient animistic beliefs and the eastern religions of Hinduism, Buddhism and Zoroastrianism.
Part 2: “No God but God” – focuses on the three great monotheistic Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Part 3: “God of the Gaps” – considers how the idea of God has been challenged by modern ideas, especially scientific theories and discoveries.
(This is no longer available on youtube, so save the mp4 version for your archive.)