A friend of mine showed me a video made by Heliofant, a computer animation studio that is “focused on creating experimental and challenging content. Bringing together artists from the fields of dance, music, computer animation and visual arts, the company is very interested in exploring the common ground that underlies many spiritual and philosophical traditions in a lyrical form”.
And I would really like to stress the part on common ground that underlies many spiritual and philosophical traditions, because that has a word, and that word is pluralism:
The most important thing to remember is that this is about the spiritual journey of a particular individual, and it uses powerful symbolism that you may or may not be familiar with, as a form of story telling. Combined with the music, it makes an amazing piece of art that has moved me.
Yet, because of the powerful symbolism, conspiracy theorists of all kinds (not that I have anything against them), have been throwing accusations and interpreting it in many different ways. From the video as a vision of the illuminati taking over the world, to our reptilian over lords from another planet returning. Just search it in google or on youtube and you will see what I mean.
But it never occurred to anyone to just watch the interview with the director…
But I don’t want to talk about all of that. What I want to talk about is the pluralism within. The Inner Christ figure on the Ancient Egyptian boat with the third eye on his forehead, the little Muslim boy who comes back to life and spins like a whirling Dervish of the esoteric Muslims, and even the pagan dancer who momentarily looks like the Hindu goddess Shiva, or the South American worker drowning with his Hammer and Sickle, what could they all possibly have in common? And why does it matter?
It matters because they share common ground in the dark world that is depicted. A world of deception, brainwashing and war. A world that has always been dominated by the elites, whether you want to call them Illuminati or not, there are people who hold immense power and who are using it for their own interests. There have always been these people, it is not recent. Yet with all these religions and ideologies depicted in the video, they all share a revolutionary principle, the turning around or transformation of the societies that they were born in. From Islam in the midst of pagan Arabs to Christianity in Roman Palestine. They all at least try to strike a balance, or completely reject spiritual materialism. They try to emphasise on the notion that personal wealth is either not everything or simply nothing. They acknowledge the singular nature of the origins of humanity. “And I breathed into him of my spirit” God said about Adam in the Qur’an…the Qur’an that is as an “ebb and flow of the Ocean” to the Sufis which leads to spiritual insight, much like the Inner Christ or the Third Eye of spiritual insight.
Watch out when you talk about the third eye though, some people might label you an Illuminati sympathizer!
But it is odd that we look at all these religions and start to obsess over their differences, yet I guess it is easier to focus on the multitude of Gods and Goddesses the Hindus have, the holy trinity of the Christians, the strict monotheism of the Muslims and the complete Atheism of the South American Marxists.
Maybe we should start focusing on similarities, maybe that is a place to start in this interdependent and globalized world?