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Gendün Chöephel was a rebellious Tibetan monk who, through his controversial writing and illustration, inspired radical change in Tibetan culture. Considered to be the reincarnation of a famous Buddhist Lama, he is one of the most notorious Tibetan intellectuals of the 20th century. Born in 1903, Gendün was a man of many creative and intellectual... / READ MORE /
“The Shaman and the Scientist“, a new documentary film directed by Sarah Hutt and featuring Dennis McKenna, will have its world premiere at The PKD Film Festival in New York City. Join Dennis on Saturday, February 24th, from 3-5 p.m. EST. Dennis will follow the film with a live Q&A. Don’t miss it! The Shaman and... / READ MORE /
​THE 2018 PHILIP K. DICK SCIENCE FICTION FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINEUP FEATURING APPEARANCES BY ARMAND ASSANTE, CHARLES BAKER, NANA GOUVEA, MICHAEL IRONSIDE, VINCENT PASTORE, TOM SIZEMORE, MELVIN VAN PEEBLES, CHUCK ZITO, AND MORE SPECIAL GUESTS (New York City, N.Y.) February 7, 2018 — We have film down to a science at The 2018 Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival,... / READ MORE /
Activating the healing powers of the earth’s medicine combined with holistic practices, nomadic filmmaker and photojournalist, Marko Randelovic, has revolutionized his relationship with society which has led to the creation of a cinematic universe of healing and compassion throughout his film, ‘Balian’. Exploring dimensions of the sacred existence of seasoned Traditional Healer, I Gusti Mangku... / READ MORE /
Endless curiosity tends to trigger a human beings inclination toward artistic mediums that portray mind-bending explorations of higher consciousness. Over the past few decades, a variety of divergent directors have used particles from either their personal experiences or hypothetical musings as the soil of cinematic masterpieces that have warped our brains and twisted our thoughts... / READ MORE /
“A FILM SHAPED LIKE A SHAMANIC JOURNEY STEEPED IN A PSYCHOACTIVE BREW EXPLORING FEAR AND DESTINY IN THE JUNGLE OF THE MIND.” Icaros: A Vision is a unique experience in film that takes you on a visionary voyage through the healing power of ayahuasca, and the magic, and wonder of the Amazon. With a powerful... / READ MORE /
The Reality of Truth is a documentary film, which explores the hidden (psychedelic) history of our spiritual evolution. 1.5 million people have now watched this meditation on altered states of consciousness and Ayahuasca! Starring Michelle Rodriguez, Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Ram Dass, and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar – this cinematic exploration of consciousness is not to... / READ MORE /
Halloween is a weird time. I mean that literally. Weird as in wyrd, and weird-ing. Reality loses its fixation on the daylight consciousness as we find ourselves in a sidereal realm of phantasmic entities and pale visages. Halloween is Samhain, a liminal time and the passing over into the cold and dark seasons of Fall and Winter. It... / READ MORE /
Fantastic Planet is a stunning work of visionary filmmaking, directed in 1973 by Rene Laloux and animated by Roland Topor. It is based on a novel, Oms en série (“Oms Linked Together”), by Stefan Wul. It tells the story of a strange world named “Ygam”, ruled by a race of giant, psychically evolved blue humanoids... / READ MORE /
In my first 2015 Twin Peaks piece, we decoded the underlying motifs and images providing a map for interpreting the Lynch lexicon.  Surveying these contours we saw this unique, iconic dark satire described America in microcosm, with its corrupt leaders and oblivious professional class denizens.  From there, we identified indicators of an even deeper subtext involving... / READ MORE /
Lucid dreams are defined as dreams in which the dreamer is aware of dreaming. In a lucid dream it feels as though you are able to navigate a movie within your mind, your consciousness serving as the projector of your imagination. To make the imagination manifest through art is the great work of the creative mind, and film... / READ MORE /
Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ dystopian novel A Clockwork Orangewas definitely due for a full treatment – a full Ludovico Treatment!  I last watched the film some six or seven years ago and, while I knew there were obvious “MK Ultra” themes, there was much I missed.  The same happens with literature too, depending... / READ MORE /
Jennifer Sodini, founder of Evolve and Ascend, recently joined Jay Dyer on his podcast to discuss his new book, Esoteric Hollywood, which she co-wrote a chapter in. In this podcast Jennifer and Jay delve into the many signs and symbols in the biggest films covered in his book. From Blade Runner to Labyrinth to E.T., the two survey... / READ MORE /
“Fire in the Sky” is a 1993 film based off of a book by Travis Walton of the same name, which explains his encounter with an alien craft in 1975. The film depicts a terrifying abduction scene filled with horrific-looking aliens, and a medical procedure which left many theatre-goers with bone-chilling nightmares. Unfortunately, Hollywood took its own artistic license and... / READ MORE /
(Ufoholic) You might have seen documentaries or movies about the Anunnaki, but have you seen this? This is ANUNNAKI – Mensageiros do Vento, the first alternative history rock opera cartoon. Created by Brazilian rock band Mensageiros do Vento (Messengers of the Wind), this miniseries is based on translations of ancient clay tablets found amid the ruins of Sumer,... / READ MORE /
I don’t often utilize the oft-touted term “illuminati” unless I think it is appropriate. In this case, as with my use in relation to Zardoz, it is appropriate. Doctor Strange is an amalgam of Inception, The Matrix and other science fiction-fantasy films of recent note, but unlike most presentations (except for perhaps The Matrix) is one... / READ MORE /
“You must gain balance within yourself, before you can bring balance to the world…” Avatar: The Last Airbender was an American animated television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Set in a world where some people are able to manipulate the elements (earth, air, fire, water) by using psychokinetic variants of Chinese... / READ MORE /
A Clockwork Orange is another installment in the Kubrick canon, and ranks as yet another crucial film rife with deep social and psychological meanings.  The film is adapted from the famous novel that places Alex DeLarge in a dystopian future where society has degenerated into a trashy, concrete mess.  Gangs of thugs titled “droogs” run rampant, and Alex himself is... / READ MORE /