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This movie is about love and longing; about motherhood and faithfulness; about hate, the “other” and The Shadow, in the case of the British Empire and its early 20th Century manifestations; and it is about God and religion. It is about education, and how the pure rationality of the modern world cannot bring you happiness. Only love can do that! As Jeremy Irons so succinctly puts it toward the end of the film, “There are no proofs that can determine the outcome in matters of the heart.”
Have you ever had a moment in your life that you wish you could take back—a moment which, if it went another way, everything would be different? This movie provides its cast with a mysterious way to do just that. Surprisingly, by the time you get to the credits, you will know how to find that mysterious doorway in your own closet.
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God…” (Rev. 21:1-2).
“Man, like the other animals, is originally simply the puppet of instinct, just as the infant is. Unless he is moved by instinct, he remains passive, even asleep. When instinct is aroused he reacts precipitately, with a characteristic all-or-none type of reaction. He is aware, it is true, of what he does and of what happens around him. But he has no self-awareness: psychic images flit past in his consciousness, leaving little or no trace, no residue as it were, much as a moving picture flits over the screen. As long as the picture is being thrown upon the screen, it dominates the space; when the light goes out the picture disappears from the screen and leaves no trace upon it. Such is man’s consciousness before the ego develops.” ~M. Esther Harding, Psychic Energy, p. 209.
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Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! tells us about Trump-land and how the media is ruining this election.
University of Toronto professor and clinical psychologist, Jordan Peterson, delivers Part 6 of his lecture series entitled Personality & Its Transformations. In this lecture, Dr. Peterson relates Nietzsche and the concept of nihilism to Jung's concepts of depth of meaning on which depth psychology is built.