Tuesday, November 10, 2009
We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth's climate.
The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the effort, and HOME has been conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being.
For this purpose, HOME needs to be free. A patron, the PPR Group, made this possible. EuropaCorp, the distributor, also pledged not to make any profit because Home is a non-profit film. HOME has been made for you : share it! And act for the planet.
Secrets from the dead - DDay
Scientific investigations on the dead to find out what happened on WW2 DDay.
This is Great documentary for History and WW2 buffs.
World War II had barely begun when Allied countries began hatching informal plans to invade Europe. As early as 1940, the British were cooking up a siege against the continental mainland, while the Americans began plotting their own assault immediately after Hilter declared war on the United States on December 11, 1941. The real push came in 1942, when Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin started pressuring U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to open up a "second front" in the west, to complement the Soviets' eastern front and squeeze Hitler's armies in between. The most obvious site for the offensive was the northwest coast of France, where the English Channel separates Britain and France by as little as 22 miles. The idea was that once northern France was captured and secured, the Allies could begin the steady overthrow of the rest of the Nazi-occupied country -- and, eventually, push into Germany. The trick, though, would be to surprise the Germans with a swift and overwhelming onslaught, giving them no chance to mount an effective counterattack. (pbs.org).
Formal planning for the bold maneuver began in 1943. The selected target was the French region of Normandy. In an historic meeting held from November 28 to December 1, 1943 in Tehran, Iran -- the first three-power war conference attended by Stalin -- Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin settled on May 1944 for the invasion, dubbed Operation Overlord. The attack, promised their Declaration of the Three Powers, would be "relentless and increasing."
In January 1944, General Dwight D. Eisenhower was named Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force. He eventually picked June 5, 1944 -- a day with a full moon the night before, and with early morning low tides -- as the date of the largest sea invasion in human history. There were two key initiatives: First, three airborne divisions, two American and one British, employing more than 3,000 aircraft and carrying 195,000 tons of bombs, would drop behind enemy lines and seize exits, capture important communication and transportation hubs, and block German counterattacks. Simultaneously, six infantry divisions (three American, two British, and one Canadian) would rush in by sea. Some 7,000 naval vessels would carry nearly 200,000 tanks and other vehicles, and an assault force of 160,000 men onto five beaches (code named Omaha, Utah, Gold, Sword, and Juno), along a 50-mile stretch of Normandy shoreline, from Caen to Cherbourg -- all in a 24-hour period.
Hitler, of course, fully expected the Allies to make a move. He ordered his forces to build an elaborate series of fortifications (consisting of fortresses, coastal batteries, beach defenses, and beach and near-shore obstacles) along the entire coast of the North Sea, the English Channel, and the Atlantic Ocean -- the "Atlantic Wall." The pace picked up in 1943, under the direction of Field Marshall Erwin Rommel, with most of the defenses concentrated along the English Channel. Hilter and Rommel believed that the Allies would invade at Calais, the narrowest point of the English Channel and therefore the shortest distance between British and French soil. Nevertheless, the obstacles Rommel placed at Normandy were formidable: staked mines, twisted metal spikes, buried landmines, gun emplacements, barbed wire, and more.
The obstacles were intended to take the Allies by surprise, but Allied intelligence had alerted Eisenhower and his commanders to the dangers they posed. In response, they invented an impressive set of countermeasures that, on June 6, 1944 -- a day later than planned, due to a huge storm in the English Channel -- effectively limited their impact.
Wars..... Did you ever wonder why we always have these somewhere around the world? Because there is always someone making profit somewhere.
Iraq For Sale is one of a number of Must see documentaries about how the New World Order is reshaping Human Society, and the way we are Governed by Bankers, Weaponmongers and Warmakers, and how the planet's resources are the key to controlling the political and economic sway of future World Government.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Documentary attempting to prove the existence of the Buddha Sakyamuni.
Evidence is presented and supported by various reliable and trustworthy sources.
The basic concepts behind the Buddha's teachings and what is enlightenment (and how he acheived it) are included in this Documentary Film
This is one of my recommended Documentaries.
Over 2,500 years ago, one man showed the world a way to enlightenment. This beautifully produced Buddhist film meticulously reveals the fascinating story of Prince Siddhartha and the spiritual transformation that turned him into the Buddha.
Watch Documentary; The Life of Buddha
Tibetan book of the dead: a way of life & a great liberation
Watch the full documentary now - The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Death is real, it comes without warning and it cannot be escaped. An ancient source of strength and guidance, The Tibetan Book of the Dead remains an essential teaching in the Buddhist cultures of the Himalayas. Narrated by Leonard Cohen, this enlightening two-part series explores the sacred text and boldly visualizes the afterlife according to its profound wisdom.
A Way of Life reveals the history of The Tibetan Book of the Dead and examines its traditional use in northern India, as well as its acceptance in Western hospices. Shot over a four-month period, the film contains footage of the rites and liturgies for a deceased Ladakhi elder and includes an interview with the Dalai Lama, who shares his views on the book’s meaning and importance.
In the second part, The Great Liberation follows an old lama and his novice monk as they guide a Himalayan villager into the afterlife using readings from The Tibetan Book of the Dead. The soul’s 49-day journey towards rebirth is envisioned through actual photography of rarely seen Buddhist rituals, interwoven with groundbreaking animation by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Ishu Patel.
About the Tibetan Book of the Dead;
The Real name of thie text is "Bardo Thodol"
The Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State (Tibetan: bardo "liminality"; thodol as "liberation"), sometimes translated as Liberation Through Hearing or Bardo Thodol is a funerary text. It is often referred to in the West by the more casual title, "Tibetan Book of the Dead," a name which draws a parallel with the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, another funerary text.
The Tibetan text describes, and is intended to guide one through, the experiences that the consciousness has after death, during the interval between death and the next rebirth. This interval is known in Tibetan as the bardo. The text also includes chapters on the signs of death, and rituals to undertake when death is closing in, or has taken place. It is the most internationally famous and widespread work of Tibetan Nyingma literature.
This text is commonly known by its Western title: The Tibetan Book of the Dead. However, Fremantle (2001: p. 20) states:
...there is in fact no single Tibetan title corresponding to the Tibetan Book of the Dead. The overall name given to the whole terma cycle is Profound Dharma of Self-Liberation through the Intention of the Peaceful and Wrathful Ones, and it is popularly known as Karma Lingpa's Peaceful and Wrathful Ones. It has been handed down through the centuries in several versions containing varying numbers of sections and subsections, arranged in different orders, ranging from around ten to thirty-eight titles. These individual texts cover a wide range of subjects, including the dzogchen view..., meditation instructions, visualizations of deities, liturgies and prayers, lists of mantras, descriptions of the signs of death, and indications of future rebirth, as well as those that are actually concerned with the after-death state. the [sic.] Tibetan Book of the Dead as we know it in English consists of two comparatively long texts on the bardo of dharmata (including the bardo of dying) and the bardo of existence.... They are called Great Liberation through Hearing: The Supplication of the Bardo of Dharmata and Great liberation through Hearing: The Supplication Pointing Out the Bardo of Existence. Within the texts themselves, the two combined are referred to as Liberation through Hearing in the Bardo, Great Liberation through Hearing, or just Liberation though Hearing,....
Documentary film about the battle between Muslims and Christians for supremacy in Malta in 1565. Known as the Great Siege of Malta.
The Knights won the siege, one of the bloodiest and most fiercely contested in history, and one which became one of the most celebrated events in sixteenth century Europe. Voltaire said, "Nothing is more well known than the siege of Malta," and it unquestionably put an end to the European perception of Ottoman invincibility and marked a new phase in Spanish domination of the Mediterranean. The siege was the climax of an escalating contest between a Christian alliance and the Ottoman Empire for control of the Mediterranean, a contest that included Turkish corsair Turgut Reis's attack on Malta in 1551, and the Turks' utter destruction of an allied Christian fleet at the Battle of Djerba in 1560. (Wikipedia)
The Great Siege Events Museum
The Knight Templars of Malta
The Knights Hospitaller (also known as the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, Order of St. John, Knights of Malta, and Chevaliers of Malta; French: Ordre des Hospitaliers, Maltese: Ordni ta’ San Ġwann) is a Christian organization that began as an Amalfitan hospital founded in Jerusalem in approximately 1080 to provide care for poor, sick or injured pilgrims to the Holy Land. After the Western Christian reconquest of Jerusalem in 1099 during the First Crusade, it became a religious/military order under its own charter, and was charged with the care and defence of the Holy Land. Following the conquest of the Holy Land by Islamic forces, the Order operated from Rhodes, over which it was sovereign, and later from Malta where it administered a vassal state under the Spanish viceroy of Sicily.
Watch Documentary; Order of the Knights of Malta
Islam - What the west needs to know (1:38:43)
Packed with direct quotes from the Koran and other reliable sources, along with compelling visuals and tasteful interviews, it will challenge even the experts. Is violence built into the Moslem ideology? (Barnes & Noble)
Everything you've always wanted to know about Islam but were afraid to ask. The feature documentary that discovers the basis of Muslim violence in the Koran and the life of Muhammad. jihad terror Muhammad Koran Quran Fitna
Watch Documentary - Islam - What the west needs to know
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What the West needs to Know
Watch Documentary - Angkor Wat
Saturday, November 7, 2009
The Zeitgeist Movement: Orientation Presentation
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. (Excerpt from thezeitgeistmovement.com)