If you have yet to see the movie AVATAR... NOW is the time...
Poignant and heart felt this movie is an allegory for the millennium!
My dear friend and colleague, David Wolfe, wrote a blog about his thoughts on this movie and what it depicts for our time. Throughout the ages, art has always been the key into the heart of time... a picture into the societal and cultural nuances of our age...
"I just returned from seeing the film Avatar. It was deeply impressive in all aspects: animation, characters, actors, action, including and especially the sometimes maligned story and message. Avatar struck me as a story of great and deep hope as well as inspiration. This past summer I had been reunited with a beautiful friend, Julia Butterfly Hill. The woman who lived in the old-growth Tree Luna for over a year. After our brief reunion and catch-up, the thought crossed my mind — how much has Julia’s stand for the old growth forests influenced our culture. When I saw the giant TreeHome of Pandora and its pending threat, I thought of Julia. Her message reached Hollywood.
The environmental message will of course be distorted by the powers that be into a new form of taxation (e.g. carbon credits) and other scams. Darkness ever glues itself to the light. But the fact that Avatar has and will likely be seen by over 100 million people on Earth before it becomes a classic like the Wizard of Oz is a big deal. The message is environmental. The message is supportive of indigenous peoples and their way of life. The message is one of love and hope. The message is that we can heal ourselves of deep crippling wounds, find love, and become something more than we were before.
Avatar delivered the idea of connection: our connection to all living things. Our connection to the Tree of Souls (Vine of Souls). Our connection to the souls of others. Our connection to the trees and great web of life. From all indications, it appears the Ayahuasca has reached Hollywood. We’ve come a long way since the disturbed Burroughs’ disturbing riff on Yaje (Ayahuasca) back in the 1950s.
And then the consistent evolution of the interplay of reality versus dreaming throughout the film. What is the dream and what is the reality?
The use of military force and technology in combination with environmental degradation in the search for resources in the Pandoran eco-system and its obvious connection to our own oil wars, drug wars, and gold wars was appreciated. And significant questions were raised in the film about these wars: Is it reasonable to change ones’ alliances in the midst of becoming conscious? What if you find out you are on the wrong side? What then?
The allegorical, metaphorical, and literal referencing of alien abduction literature and phenomenon was, to say the least, impressive. I imagine that bashers of the Avatar storyline, are unlearned as it pertains to alien abduction literature and “didn’t get it.”
Hollywood’s relentless bashing amongst the conspiracy theory circles and the far right gives way in Avatar to the glow of shining brilliance. And this brilliance was embodied totally and fully in the visuals. The animation was impeccable. The reality of Pandora…hard to deny. The 3D effects were just right. The blending of real humans with the animation was as good as it gets. The choreography of the jungle and aerial action was dauntingly complex. Coupled with the realistic visions of Pandora as a jungle planet, one is left with one idea: Hollywood is still booming with an imagination that moves the world.
Avatar’s mythological allusions to the mixture of aliens and humans where one becomes the other giving birth to “giants,” “Nefilim,” and demigods (as brought forth in Zacharia Sitchen’s work and the ever-increasing interpretations of Earth-born mythology as being star-born) activated even another angle of depth to this seemingly perfect film.
Hints of Paul Stamets brilliant assessment of the mycelium network of the world’s soils as our very own Inner-net surfaced in Sigourney “Grace” Weaver’s moment of speaking about the Tree of Souls and its inherent biological importance in logarithmic terms.
And what of our hero’s lost twin brother, dead on arrival? I’m sure other allegories will surface, but I thought of Elvis Presley’s still-born twin brother. The lost twin brother was certainly meaningful in ways that continue to cause me to think deeper into the film.
One must be impressed with the team that put this film together. The suspense was intense. I gripped my seat from the opening second all the way to the final credits. Avatar is a science fiction classic for all time."
By: David Wolfe -
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