Friday, 15 November 2013
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Many thank you's and much reverence from me to everyone involved on this website, instructors and students, and the V.M. Samael Aun Weor. I find myself on this website more and more and am thankful to be here, on this path, learning and working for God.

Many are the movies that are egoic. Likely 97% or perhaps even higher.

But like in any art form there are some that are laden with esoteric symbolism and inspired by God thus helping us recognize, and walk towards, the Truth within.

Do the instructors know of any movies as such, esoterically motivated and/or divinely inspired?

A friend told me that movies like Gladiator, the early Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and the Matrix all point out the hero's journey that we need to take. They all point out the system, the collective ego, and the need to transcend it. The Gladiator fights his way through the faceless warriors of the Colosseum, Luke must find the Force within to redeem his Father, Frodo overcomes the tempting darkness with help and guidance, and Neo must defeat the many forms of Mr. Smith in order to transcend the system.

Clearly, these movies can inspire us to do work but will not provide inner insight. We must do the work ourselves. Nonetheless, they are at the very least reminders of our call to the journey and to do Inner Work.

Are there movies that are esoterically driven that you know about? What is your opinion of the movies above stated, should they be avoided, or do you think them positive?

Profound Peace,
Miguel
8 years ago
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#4862
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Those movies are entertaining, and some have positive values that can correlate with esotericism. I would say that Gladiator, while captivating, is mostly fascination with violence. The Lord of the Rings has symbols taken from the great world mythologies, but is not an accurate representation of esotericism, since its story was not a deliberate exposition of initiation. The Matrix is also entertaining, but inextricably linked with degenerate practice, since the sequels blatantly express the fundamental axioms of black magic, which is the animal orgasm in sexual trance (in the copulation scene with Neo and Trinity in The Matrix Reloaded).

The original Star Wars are classic, yet the newer films are childish and nauseating, personally. George Lucas did take and utilize some powerful themes through his original three films, which originated from Joseph Campbell's teaching on mythology. However, this is imitation, not initiation.

It's rare to find films that completely correlate the teachings of esoteric doctrine. However, there are innumerable operas which do. You can refer to this list to help orient you in esoteric, operatic studies, which are pure teachings of alchemy and Kabbalah.
    Mozart
  • The Magic Flute
  • Don Giovanni

  • Wagner
  • The Ring of the Nibelungen
  • Parsifal,
  • Tannhäuser
  • The Flying Dutchman
  • The Master Singers of Nuremburg

  • Puccini
  • Turandot
  • Madame Butterfly
  • La Boheme

  • Verdi
  • The Force of Destiny
  • Aida
  • Othello
  • Nabucco

  • Arrigo Boito
  • Mefistofele

  • Gounod
  • Faust

  • Berlioz
  • The Damnation of Faust

  • Beethoven
  • Fidelio
There are really countless operatic pieces with pure Kabbalah and esotericism expressed therein. As for some conventional movies with beautiful themes that correlate with esoteric doctrine (although not composed by initiates):
    Hayao Miyazaki (animated films)
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Spirited Away

  • Shakespearean Dramas (packed with Kabbalah!)
  • Titus (with Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange, extremely dark piece!)
  • The Tempest (same director as Titus, Julie Taymor, visually stunning!)
  • Hamlet (various versions, I own the one with Kenneth Branagh)
  • Henry V (also by Branagh)
  • Much Ado About Nothing (probably Branagh's best)
  • Coriolanus (Shakespeare's Rambo, with Ralph Fiennes)

  • Other live motion pictures:
  • Groundhog Day (the eternal return and recurrence of Buddhism and Nietzsche)
  • Ben Hur, A Tale of the Christ, with Charlton Heston (Beni Ha-Aur, Son of the Light)
  • The Last Samurai with Tom Cruise (Bushido and the Way of the Warrior)
  • Krull (an 80's fantasy movie with some pretty cool symbolism)
  • Legend (again with Tom Cruise... not that I like him or anything!)
  • Gandhi (this epic classic stars Sir Ben Kingsley, a tremendous work!)
If I come up with more, I will add them!

Joyful in hope, suffering in tribulation, be thou constant in thy prayer.

Benedictis, qui venit in nomine Domini. Osanna in excelsis.

"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!"

8 years ago
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#4871
Thank you Benedictis!

Quite a list.

I will start looking for these operas and movies soon and grab a bunch of popcorn too! :) I'm very much looking forward to it.

I've seen a few of these but am looking forward to watching them again as now I will be watching from a different perspective.

It always struck me that Groundhog Day was in some sense spiritual due to the fact that it wasn't until Bill Murray's character learned to live with Love in every moment that he was freed from his personal hell. It wasn't greed or lust or personal gain that freed him but living from his Heart. Very nice teaching!

Thanks again!

P.S. I'd mark this as being an Accepted Answer but I don't know if it will stop the answers from coming in so I'll leave it as such.
8 years ago
·
#4862
Accepted Answer
Those movies are entertaining, and some have positive values that can correlate with esotericism. I would say that Gladiator, while captivating, is mostly fascination with violence. The Lord of the Rings has symbols taken from the great world mythologies, but is not an accurate representation of esotericism, since its story was not a deliberate exposition of initiation. The Matrix is also entertaining, but inextricably linked with degenerate practice, since the sequels blatantly express the fundamental axioms of black magic, which is the animal orgasm in sexual trance (in the copulation scene with Neo and Trinity in The Matrix Reloaded).

The original Star Wars are classic, yet the newer films are childish and nauseating, personally. George Lucas did take and utilize some powerful themes through his original three films, which originated from Joseph Campbell's teaching on mythology. However, this is imitation, not initiation.

It's rare to find films that completely correlate the teachings of esoteric doctrine. However, there are innumerable operas which do. You can refer to this list to help orient you in esoteric, operatic studies, which are pure teachings of alchemy and Kabbalah.
    Mozart
  • The Magic Flute
  • Don Giovanni

  • Wagner
  • The Ring of the Nibelungen
  • Parsifal,
  • Tannhäuser
  • The Flying Dutchman
  • The Master Singers of Nuremburg

  • Puccini
  • Turandot
  • Madame Butterfly
  • La Boheme

  • Verdi
  • The Force of Destiny
  • Aida
  • Othello
  • Nabucco

  • Arrigo Boito
  • Mefistofele

  • Gounod
  • Faust

  • Berlioz
  • The Damnation of Faust

  • Beethoven
  • Fidelio
There are really countless operatic pieces with pure Kabbalah and esotericism expressed therein. As for some conventional movies with beautiful themes that correlate with esoteric doctrine (although not composed by initiates):
    Hayao Miyazaki (animated films)
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Spirited Away

  • Shakespearean Dramas (packed with Kabbalah!)
  • Titus (with Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange, extremely dark piece!)
  • The Tempest (same director as Titus, Julie Taymor, visually stunning!)
  • Hamlet (various versions, I own the one with Kenneth Branagh)
  • Henry V (also by Branagh)
  • Much Ado About Nothing (probably Branagh's best)
  • Coriolanus (Shakespeare's Rambo, with Ralph Fiennes)

  • Other live motion pictures:
  • Groundhog Day (the eternal return and recurrence of Buddhism and Nietzsche)
  • Ben Hur, A Tale of the Christ, with Charlton Heston (Beni Ha-Aur, Son of the Light)
  • The Last Samurai with Tom Cruise (Bushido and the Way of the Warrior)
  • Krull (an 80's fantasy movie with some pretty cool symbolism)
  • Legend (again with Tom Cruise... not that I like him or anything!)
  • Gandhi (this epic classic stars Sir Ben Kingsley, a tremendous work!)
If I come up with more, I will add them!

Joyful in hope, suffering in tribulation, be thou constant in thy prayer.

Benedictis, qui venit in nomine Domini. Osanna in excelsis.

"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!"

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