Calcine is a process of purification by extreme heat to reduce matter down to its base element. In this short film, we journey into psychic transmutation through the 7 core principles of hermetic philosophy, unlocking the immutable laws of the nature and the secrets of consciousness.
Hermeticism is the origin of alchemy, a subject rarely understood by mainstream thought and usually believed to be a pseudoscientific process of changing base metals into gold. But as we come to find, alchemy has very little to do with the material world at all, and is instead a set of principles in harmony with the laws of nature pertaining to a human's mental activities for the purpose of affecting his overall environment. Throughout time, such practices have been outlawed or dubbed heretical by much of the worlds political and religious leaders, all hungry for power and dominance over populations, and thus forced these teachings into obscurity for thousands of years.
“The ALL is mind and the universe is mental.” The Kybalion writes that once this is accepted as the absolute reality, a man then possess the creative force of the entire universe within himself. In this lies mankind's true potential despite much of human history being shrouded in brutality and suffering. Today, as our modern world accelerates ever faster into the chaos and uncertainty, these teachings serve as a guide and reminder that in order to create a better world we must first make the darkness within ourselves conscious.
Actors: East G Lee, Zora
Music by: Billy Eyeball, Jose Santiago, Mohammed Ali Ensemble
VFX and Sound Design: Factory East
Director: Daniel LeMunyan
Based on the Kybalion: amazon.com/Kybalion-Centenary-Three-Initiates/dp/0143131680/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=Y12K5DE5BCSB0PS1YY36
Jose Santiago: soundcloud.com/iamjosesantiago
Billy Eyeball: soundcloud.com/user-409898107
Additional footage provided by Mitch Martinez : mitchmartinez.com