Films Can Be Called Living Dreams…

They reflect a world just beyond the one we live in–real and unreal at the same time.  A movie can transport us to other times and places…break our hearts or make us laugh out loud. They are a wonderful example of what can be accomplished with collaborative effort.

Picture and sound meld and become more than the sum of their parts. We’ve all felt emotions being elicited by images but that can be greatly enhanced by music. Talkies changed the world, but even before people were talking on screen the music was adding its own flavors.

When we head to the cinema, we have expectations. We want to be entertained, uplifted, amused. Sometimes we need a good cry.  Or, maybe we’re looking to have our minds blown with some out-of-the-box ideas. No matter what motivates us, it’s worth consideration that the film began as someone’s dream. They are taking us on their journey and that can be quite a ride.

Tolkien and the White Ship


. . . in the minds of the thousands of lovers of J.R.R. Tolkien.  Perhaps this is as it should be.  Frodo departs with the Elves.  We see Gandalf & Galadriel there too and it all seems just.  Without being aware of it, J.R.R.Tolkien’s Fae’re has subtly adjusted all of our misgivings about death.

Everybody deals with death in their own deeply personal way.  Lord Dunsany hardly kills off anybody but then, he’s interested in an entirely different set of approaches unto Fae’re.  There’s plenty of room for everybody, including The Brothers Grimm and Ridley Scott’s “LEGEND” style of making movies.

The White Ship is definitely a symbol for students of this genre.  A ship that sails westward and eventually ends up sailing perpendicular to the planet’s circumference?  Land appears and it’s definitely this planet but more, a blessed land that was once approachable but is no longer accessible–these authors were Christian, indeed!  But Beowulf was not really Christian.  The Mahabharata is not Christian either but flows & weaves its elaborate tales as did Tolkien.  So, there is something about Fae’re that speaks “all things to all men”.  

Great stories transcend time.  By overcoming the 4th dimension, the writers of Beowulf can be simultaneous with J.R.R. Tolkien & synchronous with Ganesh, in the land where the White Ship docks.

The White Ship resolves everything.



. . . and stretch your consciousness.  It’s true we tend to spin around on about 10 synaptic pathways. Enjoying them as old friends who require no thought — ah, the simplicity of repetition!

Wake up! Start the motor going. Read something new. Study something you don’t know. Delve deeper.  Ask yourself the hard questions. The world of spirit is all around you. . . waiting for you to say ‘Good morning. How can I be of service?’

Somebody is always telling us an inner truth. It’s our duty to figure that out. Be constant, be gentle, be persevering.

Always remember you are a great soul.