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PumpkinAle

(1,210 posts)
Thu Jan 16, 2014, 08:52 PM Jan 2014

Does anyone know of any

films that have to do with Spirituality?

I would like to be able to sit down and watch a nice film without it being all about ghosts and things that go bump in the night.

Feel free to post films about astrology and alternative healing if you know of any.

Thanks.

Love and light to all.

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Does anyone know of any (Original Post) PumpkinAle Jan 2014 OP
Resurrection Berlum Jan 2014 #1
Thank you! PumpkinAle Jan 2014 #2
That was lovely PumpkinAle Jan 2014 #5
Little Buddha icymist Jan 2014 #3
Wow, I didn't know he could act :) PumpkinAle Jan 2014 #4
Couldn't watch until this weekend PumpkinAle Jan 2014 #7
My favorite movie. Manifestor_of_Light Jan 2014 #6
You might enjoy this one agent46 Jan 2014 #8
Sounds very interesting PumpkinAle Jan 2014 #10
A modern-day version of the Quest for the Holy Grail: DeSwiss Jan 2014 #9
That is a lovely film PumpkinAle Jan 2014 #11
I liked that movie a lot. Thanks for reminding me to watch it again. japple Jan 2014 #12

Berlum

(7,044 posts)
1. Resurrection
Thu Jan 16, 2014, 09:10 PM
Jan 2014

It's probably 20 years old - film stars Ellen Burstyn. Its out on tape and DVD, I believe, and may be on netflix...

Also, check out GAIAIM TV...lots of options...

PumpkinAle

(1,210 posts)
2. Thank you!
Fri Jan 17, 2014, 12:08 AM
Jan 2014

I am going to track that down and watch over the weekend.

Will also be checking out Gaiaim tv

 

Manifestor_of_Light

(21,046 posts)
6. My favorite movie.
Sun Jan 19, 2014, 01:49 AM
Jan 2014

Concerned with spirituality but about keeping family traditions.

The Keeper:The Legend of Omar Khayyam (2005) starring Vanessa Redgrave.

A movie made by a Persian, Kayvan Mashayekh, about the life of Omar Khayyam of Naishapur, that shifts between his time and the present day people of Persian descent in Houston.

Omar is childhood friends with Hassan. Hassan grows up and becomes a religious fanatic. His followers were the Hashashin, where the words "hashish" and "assassin" come from. (This is historically verified.)

Omar is court astronomer to Sultan Malikshah.

Hassan urges Omar to join his crusade because he has religious authority.
Omar says, "And just WHO.........has......absolute.....religious......authority?

Omar also says, when Hassan asks him to join his jihad, "The Holy Koran says that the most excellent jihad is conquest of self."

Check it out at www.greatomar.com

The guy that plays Omar (Bruno Lastra) is quite handsome)!!

Omar Khayyam was an astronomer, mathematician and poet, author of the famous Rubaiyat, a book of four-lined stanzas.


agent46

(1,262 posts)
8. You might enjoy this one
Sun Jan 26, 2014, 09:50 PM
Jan 2014

Into Great Silence

In this contemplative documentary from filmmaker Philip Gröning, the Grande Chartreuse monastery opens its doors to the public for the first time since being founded by St. Bruno in 1084 to offer an intimate look at a lifestyle rarely experienced by those outside of the brotherhood. Located in the remote regions of the French Alps, near the Dauphiné Alps, the Grande Chartreuse is the top monastery of the Carthusian order.


http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/into-great-silence/

It's available for live streaming on Netflix.

I got a lot out of it. Hope you enjoy.

 

DeSwiss

(27,137 posts)
9. A modern-day version of the Quest for the Holy Grail:
Mon Jan 27, 2014, 04:46 AM
Jan 2014
- It's from the movie ''The Fisher King'' with Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Mercedes Ruehl and Amanda Plummer, three of my favorite actors - together. And I don't watch many movies, as a rule.

It's not a spiritual move per se, only maybe to the extent that all movies (as with all works of art) could be seen as spiritual movies -- in their own way:





''You create your own reality.'' ~Seth
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