Via Scoop.it – Making Movies
De kortfilm ‘Portal: No Escape’ van regisseur Dan Trachtenberg (More Than You Can Chew) op muziek van Mike Zarin (Inception trailer), is een ode aan het (Kortfilm: Portal – No Escape http://t.co/EhvWc7r…)…
Via Scoop.it – The Dream Of A Shadow
In the Dark Places of WisdomPublished in Parabola, Winter 1999 Peter Kingsley Following are excerpts from the author’s forthcoming book, In the Dark Places of Wisdom: the Forgotten Origins of the Western World. Parmenides, who lived 2,500 years ago in southern Italy, is well known as the father of philosophy and the founder of Western logic. But his real significance for us all has long been forgotten. This book is the story of remarkable new discoveries and old neglected evidence. It describes Parmenides’ connections with the Pythagoreans, and explains the meaning of the poetry he wrote about his journey, guided by girls, to a goddess deep in the world of the dead. Those girls who guide Parmenides on his journey to the underworld are daughters of the Sun. That sounds strange, quite a paradox. For us the sun is up above in the light, doesn’t have anything to do with darkness or death. But this isn’t because we’re any wiser or because we’ve managed to leave the world of myth behind: that would be about as easy as leaving our own death behind. The reason why to us it sounds strange is because we’ve lost any contact with the underworld. The underworld isn’t just a place of darkness and death. It only seems like that from a distance. In reality it’s the supreme place of paradox where all the opposites meet. Right at the roots of western as well as eastern mythology there’s the idea that the sun comes out of the underworld and goes back to the underworld every night. It belongs in the underworld. That’s where it has its home; where its children come from. The source of light is at home in the darkness.