Saturday, June 5, 2010

Have you seen the films...

Zeitgeist (and its Addendum)... ? ... or heard of THE MOVEMENT?! :D

F.Y.I.: As stated in Wikipedia, the term "zeitgeist" means:

Zeitgeist (German pronunciation: [ˈtsaɪtɡaɪst] ( listen)) is "the spirit of the times" or "the spirit of the age." [1] Zeitgeist is the general cultural, intellectual, ethical, spiritual, and/or political climate within a nation or even specific groups, along with the general ambience, morals, sociocultural direction or mood of an era (similar to the English word mainstream or trend).

The films describe our Zeitgeist... and who we are, who we can be within and beyond it. As a disclaimer: it is quite possible that your current views and "truths" within the world will be modified, expanded- perhaps uncomfortably. I urge, you, though, to give the films a chance if you can "vibe" with them... honestly, it took me 2 days to watch each one for the first time, in portions, in order to maximize my absorption and processing of the materials therein.

I am VERY interested in additional opinions about the films and the movement itself. As an introduction to what the movement is all about (from their website):


The Zeitgeist Movement is not a political movement. It does not recognize nations, governments, races, religions, creeds or class. Our understandings conclude that these are false, outdated distinctions which are far from positive factors for true collective human growth and potential. Their basis is in power division and stratification, not unity and equality, which is our goal. While it is important to understand that everything in life is a natural progression, we must also acknowledge the reality that the human species has the ability to drastically slow and paralyze progress, through social structures which are out of date, dogmatic, and hence out of line with nature itself. The world you see today, full of war, corruption, elitism, pollution, poverty, epidemic disease, human rights abuses, inequality and crime is the result of this paralysis.

This movement is about awareness, in avocation of a fluid evolutionary progress, both personal, social, technological and spiritual. It recognizes that the human species is on a natural path for unification, derived from a communal acknowledgment of fundamental and near empirical understandings of how nature works and how we as humans fit into/are a part of this universal unfolding we call life. While this path does exist, it is unfortunately hindered and not recognized by the great majority of humans, who continue to perpetuate outdated and hence degenerative modes of conduct and association. It is this intellectual irrelevancy which the Zeitgeist Movement hopes to overcome through education and social action.

The goal is to revise our world society in accord with present day knowledge on all levels, not only creating awareness of social and technological possibilities many have been conditioned to think impossible or against "human nature", but also to provide a means to overcome those elements in society which perpetuate these outdated systems.

An important association, upon which many of the ideas of this movement are derived come from an organization called " The Venus Project" directed by social engineer and industrial designer, Jacque Fresco. He has worked nearly his entire life to create the tools needed to assist a design of the world which could eventually eradicate war, poverty, crime, social stratification and corruption. His notions are not radical or complex. They do not impose a subjective interpretation in their formation. In this model, society is created as a mirror of nature, with the variables predefined, inherently.

The movement itself is not a centralized construct.
We are not here to lead, but to organize and educate.


Please feel free to share your thoughts here- promoting debates, building on ideas, etc. I am considering starting a chapter for the state of Virginia, U.S.A., or at least strongly involving myself in such activities/efforts of UNIFICATION and EVOLUTION for our species/planet/Universe/ALL through this movement (and many others)! :D There are a lot of organizations out there with similar goals, guys, and I will be posting more info on such "orgs" in the following days. I will be interested to see how we can all continue along our individual, unique, and yet ONE path(s) towards the future, which we can create to be as grand as we can dream... ;)

NAMASTE, my brothers and sisters... thank you for all that you are! ;)

1 comment:

  1. I still think that any valid points the Zeitgeist movie may have are overwhelmed by the wild theories rooted in fantasy and imagination. It's too bad if anything it says is true and important for the world to hear, because its messages will only be considered by most to be just and annoying clanging gong in the background because its overall message is ridiculous.

    But good luck getting your message of hope out there. Sprinkle in specific recommendations of what you encourage your readers to do to bring about the Utopian world you envision. Challenge us also with examples of your own efforts. A good example is often the greatest teacher.