Tag Archives: video

Water: The Great Mystery

I’m excitedly rewatching a Russian documentary called Water: The Great Mystery on the recommendation of the renowned consciousness pioneer Ralph Metzner, who called it on his blog “amazing and beautiful…perhaps the coolest documentary I have ever seen.” (Metzner is best known as … Continue reading

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Pablo Neruda’s “Ode to the Sea”

I like this homemade video by Laura Jean Northern: grainy, moody home-movie shots of the California coastline, set to an excerpt from Pablo Neruda’s “Ode to the Sea” as read by Ralph Fiennes, with music by Luis Enrique Bacalov (from the … Continue reading

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Guest artists: Jean-Dominique Gautier and Jean Ortiz

Caimanes: The Without-Waters In the village of Caimanes (population: 2,000) in the Valley of Choapas in Chile, the transnational mining company Minera Los Pelambres has privatized the community’s water and allegedly poisoned it with toxic tailings dust.  (This is a direct outcome of Chile’s … Continue reading

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The second HOLY WATERS homemade video fest

As the dog days of summer come to a close, I am soothed by these renditions of “Cool Water,” the country-western song written by Bob Nolan in 1936 and made a hit by the Sons of the Pioneers in 1947-48. … Continue reading

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The Laughing Heart

A one-minute dive into numinousness, courtesy of Charles Bukowski, Tom Waits and videomaker Travis Carr. Video © 2011 by Travis Carr, from Vimeo.com.

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Guest artist: Lyla Johnston

The Endangered Sites of the Winnemem Wintu For more than 8,000 years, the Winnemem Wintu tribe has inhabited the central waterway that feeds into the Sacramento River in northern California. Their name is translated as “Middle River People,” so critical … Continue reading

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Wordless in water

The New York City-based modern dance duo Eiko & Koma have worked with many raw elements–sand and leaves, earth and naked human flesh, water and…water. Water has been one of the most important and frequent elements in our work. For … Continue reading

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Video of Dr. Masaru Emoto’s July 25 ceremony posted

On July 25, Dr. Masaru Emoto, the “Messenger of Water,” conducted a ceremony at Fukushima, Japan, to send thanks to the waters and to pray for world peace. Previously he had sent out a global call for people to join … Continue reading

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Philip Larkin’s “Water”

“Water” by Philip Larkin If I were called To construct a religion I should make use of water. Going to church Would entail a fording To dry, different clothes; My liturgy would employ Images of sousing, A furious devout drench, … Continue reading

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Guest artists: The Water Back Project

“Water Back” is a song. It’s also a grassroots project in collaboration with the Green Bus Tour aimed at getting artists involved in spreading the word about the dire need for us all, individually and as a species, to protect our … Continue reading

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