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Movies You Might’ve Missed | Forgiveness

Within the eye of the storm is a 2012 documentary by director Shelley Hermon that tells the true story of Bassam Aramin, a Muslim Palestinian, and Rami Elhanan, a Jewish Israeli, who were once sworn enemies engaged in armed struggle against each other. Today the men are friends and allies, working as members of Combatants for Peace to help Israelis and Palestinians understand each other’s narrative. Both are also members […]

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Movies you might’ve missed | Plant intelligence

The Secret Life of Plants is a 1979 documentary made about the 1973 book of the same name by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird. The book created quite a stir with its presentation of research making the case that plants are indeed sentient, despite their apparent lack of a nervous system and a brain. Although mainstream scientists debunked most of the book’s and movie’s claims, current research is reinvigorating them based […]

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Shamanism movies for our times

Healing the Luminous Body: The Way of the Shaman, is an introduction to the work of Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., who walked away from a career in medical research to live and study among the Inka and Q’ero shamans of the Andes and Amazon. Upon his return to the States, Villoldo founded The Four Winds Society and the Light Body School, both of which distill shamanic energy teachings into a framework […]

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Movies You Might’ve Missed | Oh, the shame

Shame and/or humiliation are a driving motivation in hundreds of revenge movies—from horror flicks like Carrie to dramas like The Help. Shame was also on display in last year’s Oscar-nominated Manchester By the Sea, about a young man whose drunken carelessness results in the death of his children, and the appropriately named 2011 movie, Shame, about a sex-addicted man whose encounters bring no intimacy or pleasure, only physical release, followed […]

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