Warm Your Heart and Stir Your Soul

Written by John Cali

Hi Everyone,

This weekend thousands aroundrepparttar world are enjoyingrepparttar 122171 premiere ofrepparttar 122172 sensational new feature film, Indigo. Following inrepparttar 122173 footsteps of films like Whatrepparttar 122174 Bleep, Indigo is already creating an excitement thatís spreading like wildfire.

Itís not often I recommend to you anything not directly related to my work with Chief Joseph. And then only if I believe what Iím recommending is ofrepparttar 122175 highest quality and integrity. The Spiritual Cinema Circle fits that requirement perfectly.

I heartily endorse The Spiritual Cinema Circle, as I know it will make a huge difference in your life. It already has in mine.

Membership in The Spiritual Cinema Circle is growing at an incredible rate. You'll see why when you take a peek at it.

Please read on for a special message from Stephen Simon, producer ofrepparttar 122176 films Somewhere in Time and What Dreams May Come. Stephen is alsorepparttar 122177 producer and director of Indigo, and co-founder of The Spiritual Cinema Circle.

In Joy, John



Before now, hardly anyone got to seerepparttar 122178 best movies made each year. Now, by joining The Spiritual Cinema Circle, you'll see movies that will warm your heart, expand your mind, and stir your soul -- without leaving home.

I invite you to join me, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Neale Donald Walsch, James Tywman, Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks, Sylvia Browne, and others in a very special program: The Spiritual Cinema Circle.

The program is very simple!

Here's how it works:

Each month you receive 3 to 5 features and shorts on DVD. The movies are personally selected by me and my team. These movies representrepparttar 122179 best of spiritual cinema and art.

The movies are new films you're unlikely to see anywhere else.

The DVDs are yours to keep. You don't have to return them. In fact, you're encouraged to share them with friends and family, to help broadenrepparttar 122180 worldwide Spiritual Cinema community.

The cost ofrepparttar 122181 service is kept deliberately low, sorepparttar 122182 maximum number of people can participate. If you join now, instead ofrepparttar 122183 regular $29 fee, you payrepparttar 122184 new member rate of only $21 per month (plus $2.95 shipping, and a bit more outsiderepparttar 122185 USA).

There's no risk -- you may cancel your membership any time. And remember, you never have to return any of your DVDs, even if you cancel your membership.

If, like me, you love movies, but you find it harder and harder to go to theaters because ofrepparttar 122186 violence, emptiness, and overall lack of quality and imagination that most ofrepparttar 122187 current crop represents, The CIRCLE is a wonderful opportunity.



I loved these films, and felt grateful that so many people got to enjoy them. There are many films as beautiful as WHALERIDER and as thought-provoking as WHAT THE BLEEP made each year, but almost nobody gets to see them.

Remember how you felt when you saw FIELD OF DREAMS, GHOST or TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY? I want you to seerepparttar 122188 hidden treasures,repparttar 122189 films that are just as moving as those classics of spiritual cinema.

As a result of my connections inrepparttar 122190 film industry and my talks at film festivals and venues aroundrepparttar 122191 world, every year I get to see wonderful movies that hardly anybody else gets to enjoy. I'm not exaggerating when I say that some ofrepparttar 122192 best movies made every year go virtually unseen.

The major distributors won't touchrepparttar 122193 most heartfelt, soul-satisfying movies because they don't think there's enough money in it for them. Even independent distributors often overlook quality films.

Remember,repparttar 122194 mainstream movie business literally runs as much on popcorn sales as ticket sales. Big, violent action movies bring in audiences that eat those huge $7 boxes of popcorn and those 32-ounce $4 cups of soft drinks. That's why theater owners want these movies, and that's why Hollywood makes them.

The movies you'll see as a member of The CIRCLE are made with love and passion. They're not made to sell popcorn.

Here's how you can give yourself hours of wonderful entertainment every month, make a statement about what kind of a world you want to live in, and make a real difference in how spiritually empowering entertainment is distributed by demonstrating how bigrepparttar 122195 worldwide spiritual cinema community really is.

Rock of Ages

Written by Robert Bruce Baird

William Jennings Bryan said: "Christians desire that their children shall be taught allrepparttar sciences, but they do not want them to lose sight ofrepparttar 122170 Rock of Ages while they studyrepparttar 122171 age of rocks."

It may seem incredible to those who do not know thatrepparttar 122172 Churchians createdrepparttar 122173 Devil as a means of keeping their flock in fear - who also thinkrepparttar 122174 Devil is a Pagan concept. The fear of death was not a Keltic concept and they weren't moved to assign all their wealth to some rich church when they approached death in order to avoid joiningrepparttar 122175 Devil. Some Christian fundamentalists sellrepparttar 122176 idea thatrepparttar 122177 age of rocks was a way thatrepparttar 122178 Devil sought to lead Christians astray and these same people would have you teach your childrenrepparttar 122179 "Rock of Ages" has more veracity thanrepparttar 122180 geology that proves we've had a long time on this earth to develop and learn what kind of Divine soul we are blessed with.


In other books I have exploredrepparttar 122181 Dolmen and Round Towers ofrepparttar 122182 ancient megalith Builders which resemblerepparttar 122183 symbolism of Man as represented inrepparttar 122184 steeple. They are part ofrepparttar 122185 era afterrepparttar 122186 truly great megaliths were built in places like Stonehenge and Poverty Point. The real meaning behindrepparttar 122187 form and structure may be similar though. Mircae Eliade was one ofrepparttar 122188 Eranos Conference attendees with Jung and Campbell who I draw much insight from, in my studies. His scholarship is open and elucidative for me and I sincerely hoperepparttar 122189 reader will enjoy taking a journey with him to Barabudur. It is not easy for those of us inrepparttar 122190 present intellect-focused or faith oriented theology to integrate all aspects of how we might learn. Perhaps a simple suggestion to leave all preconceptions aside will suffice. So take off your 'thinking caps' and put your heart and soul onrepparttar 122191 front burner whilerepparttar 122192 rose-coloured glasses of ego or faith diminish intorepparttar 122193 distance.

"Onrepparttar 122194 subject of Barabudur,repparttar 122195 famous temple onrepparttar 122196 island of Java andrepparttar 122197 most beautiful monument in Asia, whole libraries have been written. Purely technical explanations have been attempted taking account only ofrepparttar 122198 laws of architecture; endless controversies have been joined overrepparttar 122199 religious and magical meanings hidden in that colossal monument. Dutch Orientalists and architects have published overrepparttar 122200 past fifteen years books of great value on Barabudur. The names of Krom, Van Erp, and Stutterheim must be mentioned. The last of these, in a work of 1927, laidrepparttar 122201 foundation for a true interpretation ofrepparttar 122202 temple: 'Barabudur is nothing less than a symbolic representation ofrepparttar 122203 Universe'. From this intuition Paul Mus's investigations start. The beginning of his book consists of a history ofrepparttar 122204 controversy, an exposition ofrepparttar 122205 principle hypotheses, and a critique of methods. Examined in turn are theories ofrepparttar 122206 most illustrious India specialists, art historians and architects. Then Mus undertakes to discussrepparttar 122207 problem. It must be remembered that this gigantic volume is preceded by an 'avant-propos' of 302 pages in whichrepparttar 122208 author establishesrepparttar 122209 validity of his methodology. In order to justifyrepparttar 122210 symbolic function ofrepparttar 122211 Javanese temple, Mus emphasizes a truth often remarked by Orientalists: that ifrepparttar 122212 Buddha was not represented iconographically for several centuries, it was not due to incapability onrepparttar 122213 part of Indian artists, but torepparttar 122214 fact that a type of representation superior to images was essayed. 'That would not have been a defeat of plastic art, but ratherrepparttar 122215 triumph of a magical art.' When an iconography ofrepparttar 122216 Buddha was adopted,repparttar 122217 symbolism was poor by comparison. The 'aniconic symbol' of Enlightenment (the wheel, etc.) was much more powerful, more 'pure', thanrepparttar 122218 statue. Ananda Coomaraswamy also has published evidence for this thesis in his 'Elements of Buddhist Iconography'. (12) The conclusion to be drawn from this is that Buddhists, as well as Hindus (and Asians in general) {As well asrepparttar 122219 Sauk Indians we showed are fromrepparttar 122220 area ofrepparttar 122221 Great Wall and were Buddhists beforerepparttar 122222 loss of magic represented byrepparttar 122223 change to graven images or iconography.} before Buddhism, used symbolism more effectively, precisely becauserepparttar 122224 symbol was more comprehensive and 'Active' inrepparttar 122225 magical sense than plastic representation. Ifrepparttar 122226 Buddha was considered to be a god (as he was, in fact, immediately after his demise), then his magical 'presence' was preserved in anything emanating from him." (13)

A human statue or even a Gothic building representingrepparttar 122227 Temple of Solomon such asrepparttar 122228 Templars built into European cathedrals, does not conveyrepparttar 122229 same representation ofrepparttar 122230 'Universe' or cosmos that runs throughrepparttar 122231 veins of all living things. Many ancient beliefs were aware that spirit was within minerals and plants too: we are not this attuned and it is hard for us to seerepparttar 122232 vectors and lattices of energy in all things. Those who have readrepparttar 122233 'Tao te Ching' or 'I Ching' understand a little of these energies that interact and CHANGE or grow with purpose. The 'Wheel of Life' inrepparttar 122234 Tarot is meant to capture some of this magic just asrepparttar 122235 dreams of North American Indians have been captured inrepparttar 122236 circular artistic wheels that sell in all so many souvenir stands. But it will be a long time before man again understands his exquisite interconnectiveness. We know too much to see such elegant simplicity ofrepparttar 122237 spirit that is all around us. The Buddhists say 'All is Within' andrepparttar 122238 completion ofrepparttar 122239 phrase is "the UNIVERSE!" I honour all myths that assistrepparttar 122240 'oneness' in respect ofrepparttar 122241 creative or intelligent design that so many insist is GOD. Here is an excerpt from my book Cherokee People (will return) to consume or cogitate upon.

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