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    THE OTHER MAGIC - WORK IN PROGRESS In "THE OTHER MAGIC" we propose to accompany a group of five young men who travel the roads of esotericism and the inner search, not only from the study and introspection, but putting their ideas into practice. These are strange times and which lie ahead are more strangers even; we confuse allied with enemies, heroes with villains, Saints with sinners. There will be no Messiah who comes to rescue us, there will be leader who will lead us to victory. These are strange times, if perhaps we only stay sitting on the terrace to drink a cup of coffee and contemplate the end of the world. Or get up and do something.

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    • AFLUENTES / Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology (2013)


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      LISTED FOR CHANNEL 4 / ONE WORLD MEDIA'S STUDENT AWARD 2013: http://www.dochouse.org/whats-new/One-World-Media-Awards---Longlist/147 'Afluentes' was presented as final work / thesis to conclude my MA in Visual Anthropology and Ethnographic Film with the University of Manchester (GCVA - 2012/2013) Official Festival Selections and Public Screenings: - MAVA Graduation Gala, Manchester (ENGLAND) - SWIFF Festival, London (ENGLAND) - The Wells Hotel, Cardiff (WALES) (2013) - NMIFF / Navi Mumbai International Film Festival (INDIA) - FIFEQ / Festival International du Film Ethnographique du Quebéc (CANADA) - Eyes and Lenses XI: Ethnographic Film Festival, Warsaw (POLAND) - SIEFF / Sardinia International Ethnographic Film Festival (ITALY) - Community Channel UK - American Online Film Awards - 10th «Regard Bleu» Festival of Student Film and Media, Zurich (SWITZERLAND) - One with a movie camera / 3rd Marburg International Ethnographic Film Festival (GERMANY) (2014) - Antropofest, Prague (CZECH REPUBLIC) - FACA - Festa de Antropologia Cinema e Arte, Lisbon (PORTUGAL) (2015) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Ayahuasca é uma bebida psicadélica baseada na mistura de duas plantas. Tem vindo a ser utilizada pelas tribos indígenas da Amazónia desde, pelo menos, o século XVI, por motivos divinatórios e curativos. Há cada vez mais Ocidentais a migrar para o Perú em busca desta experiência xamânica. São conhecidos como ‘turistas espirituais’. Enquanto que os Peruanos já não parecem interessados em continuar com esta tradição arcaica da cura através das plantas, mais curiosos em relação à nova magia da tecnologia. Os protagonistas deste documentário são como afluentes que vieram desembocar ao mesmo rio por diferentes razões: Don Ignacio, um velho xamâ, Sergio, um turista acidental e Osman, um homem desperado em busca de salvação. 'Afluentes' foi parte fundamental da minha tese de Mestrado em Antropologia Visual e Filme Etnográfico com o Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology da Universidade de Manchester (2013), que agora se transformou num documentário de longa duração com o título 'El Espejo del Espíritu' (The Mirror of the Spirit). Não procurei documentar os já especialistas sobre o assunto, mas sim dar voz a todos os que se surgiram acidentalmente nesta minha trajetória observacional de descoberta; para melhor entender os mistérios da medicina tradicional através das plantas, compreender a diferença entre curandeiros e charlatães e estudar a mimesis cultural entre nativos amazônicos e turistas espirituais. Para mais informação favor seguir: - www.facebook.com/afluentesayahuasca - www.facebook.com/mirrorofthespirit 'Afluentes' are small rivers or streams that flow towards a bigger river or lake. 
 This documentary deals with the increase of 'spiritual tourists' in Peru, modern shamanic practices and the healing potentials of traditional plant medicine.
 In this case, the 'bigger river or lake' symbolizes ayahuasca: - a psychedelic brew based on the mixture of two plants that has been used by indigenous tribes of the Amazon since (at least) the XVI century as a religious sacrament. In Quechua, ayahuasca means 'vine of the dead' that every day attracts more Westerners to South America in search for this ancient and mysterious experience. In 'Afluentes' it brought together an old teacher, an accidental traveler and a desperate man to the same place.

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      • Wouter Hanegraaff - Entheogens and Contemporary Religion


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        Prof. dr. Wouter Hanegraaff - University of Amsterdam This lecture was first given under the title "Entheogenic Esotericism" at the First International Conference on Contemporary Esotericism, Stockholm University 2012 (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrIMjjPg7uU). The text has been published in Egil Asprem & Kennet Granholm (eds.), Contemporary Esotericism, Equinox 2013, 392-409. ABSTRACT Contemporary esotericism is replete with references to impressive “mystical” or visionary experiences, which are typically credited with having radically changed people’s lives by bringing them into contact with a “spiritual” dimension of reality. Given the widely acknowledged fact that the contemporary neo-esoteric revival has its historical roots in the 1960s, known for its widespread experimentation with psychoactive substances such as LSD, it is remarkable how rarely specialists in this domain (including the speaker himself, in his 1996 monograph on the New Age) have seen this dimension as relevant at all. In my lecture I will argue that widespread experimentation with psychoactive or “entheogenic” substances is a significant factor in contemporary esotericism and should be given more attention by scholars. With some notable exceptions, such as Terence McKenna, Daniel Pinchbeck, or Alex Grey, esoteric authors and spokes(wo)men have tended to play down or deny this dimension, especially after the beginning of the “war on drugs” around 1970, and on the whole, scholars have been somewhat naïve in taking such emic denials at face value. Especially since “higher knowledge” or “gnosis” is widely seen as an important aspect of Western esotericism, the widespread claim that it may be attained or facilitated by psychoactive substances must be taken seriously in the study of contemporary esotericism. About Wouter Hanegraaff: Wouter J. Hanegraaff is Professor of History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, President of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE; see www.esswe.org), and a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of New Age Religion and Western Culture: Esotericism in the Mirror of Secular Thought (Leiden 1996/ Albany 1998); Lodovico Lazzarelli (1447-1500): The Hermetic Writings and Related Documents (Tempe 2005; with Ruud M. Bouthoorn); Swedenborg, Oetinger, Kant: Three Perspectives on the Secrets of Heaven (West Chester 2007), and numerous articles in academic journals and collective volumes. His forthcoming monograph Esotericism and the Academy will appear with Cambridge University Press in 2012.

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        • BRAHMAN - Teaser 2


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          Travesía ascética de un personaje errático, mestizo de ídolo profético y héroe derrocado, deambulante por un periplo quijotesco en la baldía región de Monegros. http://brahmanfilm.tumblr.com/ www.facebook.com/brahmanfilm https://twitter.com/brahmanfilm

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          • BRAHMAN - Teaser 1


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            Travesía ascética de un personaje errático, mestizo de ídolo profético y héroe derrocado, deambulante por un periplo quijotesco en la baldía región de Monegros. http://brahmanfilm.tumblr.com/ www.facebook.com/brahmanfilm https://twitter.com/brahmanfilm

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            • St. Eiersberg


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              This movie was done in one day during the first "BikeKinoKabaret" in Austria. (check out www.kino5.net) About a Women who thinks an holy Egg can make her rich...

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              • St. Eiersberg


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                This movie was done in one day during the first "BikeKinoKabaret" in Austria. (check out kino5.net, www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kino_(movement)) About a Women who thinks an holy Egg can make her rich... by Julia Sternthal (also on Vimeo)

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                • Duality in GREEN


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                  This is a Musical composition in the context of Esotericism. You may have noticed, the theme is DUALITY. And why the Color GREEN, because I associate GREEN with the Astrological Sign GEMINI. Our World is Dual, in more than one way. Here is an Artistic interpretation on how separation and division can ultimately be resolved when comes ONENESS. More Music from me at : http://soundcloud.com/catherine-armant/ More Philosophy from me at : http://catherinephilosophie.wordpress.com/

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                  • Ka Moon Aeon


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                    Ka Moon Aeon -a Short film as Index -birth date 02/14/2014 in Dallas Texas

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                    • BLUU Teaser 1


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                      A film by Alain Deymier With Eusebio Poncela, Nathalie Corré, Silke and Eric Francès. On a stormy day, Nat, an extrovert woman from Paris arrives by boat on Ibiza, following an invitation from her childhood friend Sandra, a young dedicated esoteric. Very quickly, Nat will find herself surrounded by a group of spiritual seekers, shepherded by a charismatic yet sinister leader who will attempt to direct them towards an apocalyptic end. Realizing the true nature of his plans, Nat and Sandra will take matters into their own hands in order to save the island.

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