OK, I saw "The Master." Now I know what the fuss is about. I don't pretend to know the film's "message" but I walked out afterward seeing/feeling the world from its point of view, writes Jean Claude van Italie.
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In the 60's I assigned myself the meditation of walking extremely slowly down 14th Street, Greenwich Village's northern border, to Union Square, allowing my senses to notice acrid smells, loud sounds, crowded store windows - but not letting my mind grab for any of it, says Jean Claude van Itallie.
One year from today is the end of the Mayan calendar, the predicted "end of history," as the late brilliant ethnobotanist and art historian Terrence McKenna called it, says Jean Claude van Itallie.
What happened to considerations of good and evil? This is the question that Jean Claude van Itallie ponders.
Jean Claude Van Itallie shows how a recent crackdown on Occupy protesters in the US will only bring more people out into the streets, as the 99% realise they have the power.
Jean Claude van Itallie gives an update on the Occupy Wall Street campaign
Jean Claude van Itallie reflects on the recent occupation of Wall Street
Jean Claude van Itallie tells how the state of Georgia callously executed an innocent man, Troy Davis.