THREE YEARS, THREE MONTHS, THREE DAYS is a French documentary about embracing an extreme way of life. A man in his forties goes on a spiritual journey for four years to perform the "Great Retreat" of Tibetan Buddhism.
A man is caught at a crucial time of his existence as his choice would challenge the whole of his life: either to continue the fulfilled stream of his forties or to decide for the extreme pathway of an ascetic experience, locked away in a 9 square meter cell and cut off from the world during three years, three months and three days. This story is about embracing an extreme way of life.
In moments of peak stress, boredom, or desperation for change, we've probably all shared the same dream: why not just drop everything and travel. Many are lucky do it for a few months, or even a couple of years, but perhaps no modern travelers have been more ambitious than Gunther and
Wisdomkeepers, Paqo Andino is a unique cinematic journey into the ancient, heart-based intelligence and celestially guided lifeways of the Andean Holy Mountain Tradition. Through the film's intimate and expansive content, viewers receive an unmediated, experiential understanding of the animistic relationships, high-altitude environments and prayer-filled ceremonies of one of the planet's few uninterrupted wisdom lineages.
This non-narrated film follows the day-to-day activities of the Andean Paqos (spiritual masters) to help audience members rediscover essential components of personal and collective well-being at a time when unprecedented numbers of people find themselves out of balance with the natural world and seeking a deeper means of connectivity and renewal.
Naomi Klein's new book, This Changes Everything. The book is a wake-up call about the state of the environment. Ms. Klein argues that nothing else matters - war, pestilence, disease, economic collapse - if we don't have clean air to breathe and water to drink. But we seem to be sleep-walking en masse towards a point of no return.
Hacker elf Pavlik, 30, has been living moneyless and stateless for the past four years. But despite his choice to abstain from the money-driven rat race of the global economic system, he lives up to his nickname: "elf" works tirelessly.
I've altered my state of consciousness many times, and listened to a lot of talk about "ego death" and reaching the higher self. But many of us who take psychedelics regularly are altered-state addicts, and the ego is actually a beautiful thing.
"Owen clearly believed a new era in history was at hand. Would he be the chosen prophet to open the door to a socialistic Promised Land? In practical terms, how would the system work? How would free and equal privileges for all be translated into everyday reality? How would the common property be shared according to need? Owen had developed a proposal in England called Rules and Regulations of a Community, which he proposed to adapt to the specific set of circumstances in New Harmony...."
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The Shamanic View of Mental Illness In the shamanic view, mental illness signals “the birth of a healer,” explains Malidoma Patrice Somé. Thus, mental disorders are spiritual emergencies, spiritual crises, and need to be regarded as such to aid the healer in being born. What those in the West view as mental illness, the Dagara…
What would you do with your life if you didn’t have to worry about your source of income? Would you just sit around all day and do nothing with your life? Or would you spend your time following your dreams and doing something meaningful with your life? A 29 year old founder of a tech …
John Humphrey Noyes (1811-April 13, 1886) was an American preacher, radical religious philosopher, and utopian socialist. He founded the Putney, Oneida, and Wallingford Communities and is credited for having coined the term " free love". John Humphrey Noyes was born September 3, 1811 in Brattleboro, Vermont to John Noyes, who worked variously as a minister, teacher, businessman, and member of the U.S.
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In 2006, while he was backpacking in Australia, the French photographer Antoine Bruysigned up with an international exchange program for volunteers who want to work on organic farms. The experience prompted a fascination with self-sufficient life styles, and, in particular, with people who have adopted them after having spent years in cities. From 2010 to 2013, Bruy travelled across a number of European mountain ranges, including the Carpathians and the Pyrenees, to document people who are trying to gain, in his words, “greater energy, food, economic, or social autonomy.” Next year, Bruy plans to continue his project, which he calls “Scrublands,” in the United States.
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