Movies & books, picks not pans

Stevo and I don’t go to the movies anymore, since the movie theater experience can be a bit much for two energy sensitives. Luckily, there’s Netflix and our local video store, the latter which unfortunately tends to stock slasher movies and Mormon love stories. We tend to look for movies that have some kind of spiritual growth or message of love or hope. It’s just not worth our time to endure the majority of movies that focus on hate, horror and negativity – there’s enough of that in the world already. We have an agreement that either one of us can nix a movie choice once we’ve started watching. Life is too short to endure a bad movie.

With that in mind, here are a few of our recent finds:

Zeitgeist: “Peter Joseph explores the controversial links between organized religion, the global financial markets and the international power structure in this thought-provoking documentary that probes several well-known conspiracy theories.”  – Okay, the beginning is a little weird, but once they get into the meat of the movie, it’s a great overall summation of what is going on in the world and the people controlling events. They put it all together in an easily understandable way.

I AM: “In this contemplative documentary, filmmaker Tom Shadyac conducts in-depth interviews with prominent philosophers and spiritual leaders — including Archbishop Desmond Tutu — about what ails the world and how to improve it.” I was leery about this movie because the title sounded like a Theosophy nightmare, but it’s actually quite interesting and not filled with New Age dogma. I was pleasantly surprised by the overall content.

The Botany of Desire: “While visiting places like Peru, Kazakhstan and Amsterdam, learn from author Michael Pollan as he explains the natural history of apples, tulips, marijuana and potatoes and describes how common plants such as these deftly manipulate human desires. Based on Pollan’s best-selling book, this documentary encourages viewers to look at the world from a vastly different perspective and improve their relationships with nature.”  – This is a very interesting movie that will make you think differently about some very common areas of our culture.

We do watch other things than documentaries. :-) We like movies that are funny, irreverant and even campy (think “Caddyshack”). We like movies that make us think, such as “Mind Walk” and we like movies that make us cry, such as “Field of Dreams”.

I read a lot too, mostly fiction, and recently a patient of Stevo’s brought us her copy of “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle. She also brought the next two books in the series, but after reading the first book I was hooked and bought all five in the series on my Kindle. These books deal with time travel and the mysteries of the universe, right up my alley. :-)  Here are a few quotes that I found particularly meaningful:

“What can I tell you that will mean anything to you? Good helps us, the stars help us, perhaps what you would call light helps us, love helps us. Oh, my child, I cannot explain! This is just something you have to know, or not know…We look not at the things which are what you would call seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporal. But the things which are not seen are eternal.”

And….

“I place all Heaven with its power
And the sun with its brightness,
And the snow with its whiteness,
And the fire with all the strength it hath,
And the lightening with its rapid wrath,
And the winds with their swiftness along their path,
And the sea with its deepness,
And the rocks with their steepness,
And the earth with its starkness.
All these I place,
By God’s almighty help and grace
Between myself and the powers of darkness!”

Personally, I’m using the prayer against darkness from now on. :-)  I think it’s important to have things in your life that inspire you. People, places, books, art, etc. I even get inspired by food! :-) What inspires you?

~ Dooney

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17 Responses to Movies & books, picks not pans

  1. NoFairwheatherFriend says:

    In 2010 I borrowed “A Wrinkle in Time” at the library following a singular inspiration. At the time I thought maybe something higher than me (higher self?) was the source of this prompting. I even named my email after the title.

  2. Frode says:

    I’ve started to collect movies in earnest, but I can’t bring myself to get the Jason Bourne series because of it’s references to mkultra type mind control.

  3. Darin K says:

    I’ll have to watch these films soon. I was wondering Dooney, if you have watched “Grounded”, from Steve Kroschel? He is the guy who directed the documentary about the Gerson method. This new documentary is all about our connection to our planet and how people need to reconnect to her. You can watch it for free here:

    http://www.kroschelfilms.com/grounded

    I love your blog posts. Visit quite a bit.

  4. Carlos Silva says:

    “A Wrinkle in Time” is a lovely, engaging book. It’s very easy to visualize what’s going on and I couldn’t really put it down until I was done with it.
    The fact it deals with the spiritual war and the multidimensional nature of reality is a very big bonus. I’ve never had a fiction book deal with this stuff and Madeleine L’Engle does it very well. In fact, sometimes it doesn’t even seem like fiction at all :-)
    So thanks for the tips, Dooney!

    • dooney says:

      Thanks Carlos….the woman who told me about the book said that the author considered it to be a true story that she sold as fiction. :-) I felt there were many parallels to my own etheric experiences.

      Dooney

  5. Edu says:

    Another tougth. I just watched your interview with Carol Croft. I was thinking exactly the same that hollywood movies offers great intel about the enemy methods of controll! After many years without apreciating the same cliche unintelligent stories, I recently started watching movies again, but now with an aditional dimension of understanding as the otherwise uninteresting histories gain a new meaning in our world context. Villains gain a special importance now. The good guys a usually non spetacular and spiritual unaware cliche, nothing really helpfull, but the bad guys give out all game!

    Like in Conan the Barbarian (1982), which is, despite being, well, barbaric, FULL of black magic and mind controll references and how it works. See:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyAnvzty0BE

    • dooney says:

      Yeah, we find that we get a lot of Intel from some of these TV shows and movies, especially the ones involving the CIA and the FBI, you know, the “good guys”, ha ha.

  6. Matt says:

    Frankly, I feel as though any film of a professed ‘spiritual’ nature, is going to contain an agenda of some kind or another. Whether it is peddling New Age claptrap, or the dogma of organised religion, or subtle doubt attacks (see ‘Life of Pi’ ending that infers that belief in ‘God’ is just wishful thinking.)

    Heck, even outside of the corporate/syndicated Satanic machine, you have alternative researchers, such as Chris White referenced above, trying to sell you their own preferred dogma (in White’s case, it’s his brand of fundi Christianity.) If anyone wonders as to that claim, regarding White, try posting some comments on his videos mentioning orgone, or some ideas of God/Christ that run contrary to the more superficial interpretations of the Bible. You’ll receive nothing but allegations of witchcraft and threats of eternal, torturous torment for your trouble. They openly revel in the latter, of course…

    I’d say that true love, and a love of truth, are one and the same. I also maintain that there is such thing as absolute truth, and that we are able to find it and live it, if we truly choose to drop the illusions of life and take the time to look, wisely and honestly. Shouldn’t the sincerity of one’s heart be the true test of character?

    Seems so to me.

    All around, I note supposed adherents to various religious systems, that nevertheless actually follow paths of irresponsibility, wilful ignorance, arbitrary authority over others, egoistic self-aggrandisement and self-indulgence, and so on. They will wear the robes and traditional clothing items, as per the dictates of some absurd religious dogma, and yet will literally spit on the young homeless guy they step over on the street. They will hoard substantial sums of money for themselves. Or they will willingly go along with deceitful sophistry and lies that harm thousands, or even millions, working for some arm of the Satanic Network (as ‘DB’ so accurately calls it) in the pursuit of wholly selfish, materialistic aims that often literally come at the expense of the lives of others, in total violation of what remains of their own soul. I don’t just refer to the so-called ‘elite’ either… I refer to the heart choices that people make at ALL echelons of the pyramid. The enablers, the apologists, the deceivers, and the general rank and file of Evil.

    I’m not so innocent that I’m confused as to why many may choose these ways, but really, to what end? Why create more pain, more suffering, and feed the transient at the expense of the real and the lasting? How can one sacrifice those beautiful, reflective, heartfelt moments of love, connection, gratitude and wonder, for those flimsy and short-lived foundations of money, ego, power, and carnal considerations?

  7. Kristian says:

    I just watched the movie called The Celestine Prophecy the other day. I decided to get the DVD after somebody said that it shows various ways in which people parasite on other people’s energy fields.

    That is definitely part of the movie, but it shows a lot more also for those who are ready to walk on a spiritual path. Very well presented movie and does not lack an adventure!

    • dooney says:

      Thanks Kristian,
      The Celestine Prophecy was a very popluar book in America about 20 years ago and I did watch thte movie. I thought it was a great primer on how to sense and use your own energy. I was happy to see that so many people were caught up in the information. It’s kind of newagy at times but there’s a lot of good information in there.
      Dooney

  8. Edu says:

    Hehehe… …you may want to watch this video about Zeitgeist and Peter Joseph

    “Zeitgeist, History Rewritten – Chris White”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hbvfqa_mzLw

    • dooney says:

      Thanks Edu, I guess people will always be arguing over this stuff. I think as more and more truth comes out in the mainstream media a lot of folks will be surprised to find out what has really been going on all this time. It does make life interesting, doesn’t it? :-)
      Dooney

  9. Matt says:

    I’m going to potentially humiliate myself and ‘fess up to enjoying the animated film of Dr Seuss: The Lorax. It’s a cute, touching little tale, at least I thought, with an underlying theme of taking accountability for one’s actions, and the resulting redemption/atonement. There is a strong environmental message, but it’s not of the ‘Mother Gaia needs to whack out the humans’ variety. It’s also pretty funny, and though it gets slightly more serious in tone, towards the end, it never feels ‘preachy.’

    The Lorax symbolises the Divine, and really acts as the Christ, for all intents and purposes. Intervening and rectifying the imbalance caused by the selfish distortions/expressions of Love that are exhibited by humanity. Allowing free will, but guiding, prompting, outlining a higher path, and confronting the humans with the consequences of their actions. Indeed, the Lorax is seen to descend directly from the Sun, in the film, with a Divine Light about him, and the Light of God in his eyes.

    People may call me ‘childish’ for enjoying the film, but whatever. I never did the whole ‘growing up’ thing well anyway. I’d recommend a watch. ^_^

    ‘Unless someone like you cares an awful whole lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.’

  10. Ewok says:

    Your Blog always inspires.Reading Don’s postings on EW, Ctbusters blog.I would Love to read more from Carol Croft.

    The Chat reports are one of the most inspiring.The more far out the better too.I always knew that world was real and to hear the reports of what it’s like,what happens etc. is just amazing and i have no doubts about what is said.

    • dooney says:

      Thanks Ewok! I was just thinking today how the reality of people who gift and are aware of energy differs so widely from what is accepted as “normal life”. I’m also glad to have a community of people who understand. :-)

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