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Anima mundi & Koyaanisqatsi

My today’s obsession: wordless movies with so much meaning and Philip Glass’s music. Highly recommended. While watching movies you can almost see words spinning around but yet they never appear. Wonder how Freud would verbalize it. My inner landscape is still full of beautiful pics and i am wordless as well.

 Anima mundi (Latin) is the world soul, a pure ethereal spirit, which was proclaimed by some ancient philosophers to be diffused throughout all nature. It was thought to animate all matter in the same sense in which the soul was thought to animate the human.

Therefore, we may consequently state that: this world is indeed a living being endowed with a soul and intelligence … a single visible living entity containing all other living entities, which by their nature are all related. (Plato, Timaeus, 29/30; 4th century BCE

Anima Mundi is a 1991 short documentary film directed by Godfrey Reggio. The film focuses on the world of nature and wildlife, particularly jungles, sealife, and insects

Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance is a 1982 film directed by Godfrey Reggio with music composed by minimalist composer Philip Glass and cinematography by Ron Fricke.

The film consists primarily of slow motion and time-lapse photography of cities and natural landscapes across the United States. The visual tone poem contains neither dialogue nor a vocalized narration: its tone is set by the juxtaposition of images and music. In the Hopi language, the word Koyaanisqatsi means ‘crazy life, life in turmoil, life out of balance, life disintegrating, a state of life that calls for another way of living’, and the film implies that modern humanity is living in such a way.

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March 29, 2008 - Posted by | Daily bites, Movies, Science | , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. There are two additional “-squati” films, the names of which I cannot recall . . . check ’em out . . . they are just as powerful . . .

    Also, check out “Baraka” . . .

    Peace . . .

    Comment by oceanshaman | April 21, 2008 | Reply


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