Werner Herzog’s 2011 documentary The Cave of Forgotten Dreams is a gorgeous and meditative exploration of a 25,000-year-old ceremonial cave in Southern France. In the clip below, the camera crew illuminates the walls and brings the intricate paintings to life, thereby simulating the cave’s likely function as a temple for ritualized mythopoetic imaginings: This prehistorical cinema is […]Read more "The Body Electric: Extending Soul into Cyberspace"
I recommend three more books in three minutes (approximately):Read more "Reading Wednesday: Spacious Mind"
Re-posted from andrewneuendorf.com I didn’t think my children (5 and 3 years old) would make it through Cloud Atlas, so we went to Wreck-it-Ralph instead. The film is yet another Hollywood incarnation of Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, perhaps the most common plot structure employed by screenwriters, especially after Christopher Vogler introduced his famous memo, “A Practical Guide to […]Read more "Wreck-it-Ralph: Dharma for the Digital Age"
In this video, I recommend three books (Solaris, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and the I-Ching) in just over three minutes. I also discuss their mutual theme: interrogation.Read more "Reading Wednesday"
During his interview series with Bill Moyers, Joseph Campbell predicts that humanity will eventually form a “society of the planet” once we realize that the divisions between people are arbitrary and illusory: “When you see the earth from the moon, you don’t see any divisions there of nations or states. This might be the symbol, […]Read more "Toward a Humanities of Global Consciousness"