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Lost in Religion

“I’d choose Christianity”, Marc’s aunt tells him, her hands moving expressively, her eyes full of earnestness. “Not because I’m Christian myself, but because your child will grow up in this society”. Unfortunately choosing a religion if you are not religious is not so simple, as Marc finds out when he consults Father Lipke of the Catholic Re-entry Office in Munich. “Children can tell if their parents don’t identify with the religion, so parents shouldn’t do that”. That’s just what Marc was afraid of, having to embrace the religion of his children, “Isn’t there an easier way?”

So Marc turns to the rest of his family, looking for guidance on all things spiritual. However, none of them are willing to offer him an easy answer. “If you say all directions are okay, you give them the chance to have one”, his sister the Shaman tells him. How very Zen, but will every direction really be okay for Marc’s children? His Catholic mother-in-law says there is at least one path they shouldn’t take. “That overly pious Catholic attitude is not for me”, she’d prefer them to be Protestant.

Confounded by his family he must turn to the professionals. Pastor Barry Sloan has a simple answer for him, “God gives life meaning”, but for Marc that’s just a little too glib, he wants something more tangible, an experience. “Through Yoga I found a new concept of the divine”, says the Yoga teacher of his sound technician. “Proof of God is bound to your own consciousness, you have to make that shift happen”, he extols but unfortunately for Marc deep meditation proves something of a challenge. “Ten minutes without thinking about daily problems … I can’t manage it”.

Despite his religious journey, Marc can’t quite embrace any god. But he is willing to support his children in whatever faith they choose and hopes they might one day shed light on the mysteries of the unknown. “I’ll refrain from caustic remarks and if my kids ‘get religion’ some day, maybe they can help me get it too”.

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Lost in Religion was originally published on Divine Aim

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Pink Floyd: Behind the Wall

Selling over 200 million records worldwide, Pink Floyd has produced some of the most celebrated music in Rock history. Roger Waters, Syd Barrett, David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason were at the frontier of the progressive rock movement; wielding a unique and revolutionary sound that pushed the boundaries of musical expression, mixing the newest techniques and technology with classic guitar riffs, powerful solos and haunting vocals. Pink Floyd s music was inimitable, psychedelic and utterly astounding. Throughout a career spanning nearly four decades, Pink Floyd have produced innumerable masterpieces, enjoyed tremendous success, suffered great tragedy and endured a bitter and public division which became legendary in its self. This is a tale of the rise of one of the greatest rock bands in the world. The programme includes very personal contemporary interviews with the band which is dispersed between rare footage clips of them on stage and on video. This is the definitive story of Pink Floyd, from The Piper at the Gates of Dawn to The Division Bell and all stops in between.

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Pink Floyd: Behind the Wall was originally published on Divine Aim

Crusty Demons 16: Outback Attack

The Crusty boys are back at it. After traveling around the world and jumping over, in and through some of the most exotic and coveted locations ever discovered, filmmakers Jon Freeman and Dana Nicholson decided to dedicate their new film to the island of Australia! Showcasing the best of the best from this fertile island including Maddo, Jacko, Bilko, Sinclair, Sauly, and the insane new breed following in their footsteps, witness the do or die attitude that catapulted these extraordinary Aussies onto the worldwide stage!

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Crusty Demons 16: Outback Attack was originally published on Divine Aim

The Beatles: A Celebration

A visual and cultural history of the Beatles. Packed with dozens of never before seen film clips, ultra rare photographs and exclusive interviews, John, Paul, George and Ringo come alive in this intelligent, compelling, inside glimpse into the inner-circle of the greatest music group ever. Included in this all-star production are not only the Beatles themselves, but other well known insiders like Lennon Intimates; Frederic Seaman and Yoko Ono. Also lending their exclusive insights are former Beatle Pete Best, The Maharishi and Eric Clapton. Also included is, Beatlemania!, a rare newsreel documenting the Beatles arrival in London after their triumphant U.S. tour. For the casual fan, committed Beatlemaniac or serious student of pop culture, this program is a magical mystery tour of sights and sounds of an era whose incredible force is still being felt today. This program contains no music by the Beatles and is not an authorized product by their firm Apple Corp Ltd. or any of their associated companies or concerns. All interviews and archival material have been processed using the latest digital technology to insure optimal reproduction.

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The Beatles: A Celebration was originally published on Divine Aim

The Beatles: Sgt Pepper & Beyond: It Was Fifty Years Ago Today!

On 1st June, 1967 The Beatles released their ground-breaking studio album…Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Described by Rolling Stone magazine as “The most important rock & roll album ever made”, it marked a pivotal moment in the 60’s and went on to become one of the biggest selling records of all time. Combining firsthand accounts of the events with rare and unseen footage forensically unearthed from mainstream archives and private collectors, this new music documentary by acclaimed director Alan G. Parker, picks up on the band as they end their grueling tour schedule in August 1966 (coincidentally following on from Ron Howard’s Eight Days A Week) to return to the studio to record this landmark album.

This insightful and revealing film journeys through various solo projects to the release of ‘Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane’, touching on Flower Power, John Lennon meeting Yoko Ono, LSD, Meditation, Jimi Hendrix, the death of Brian Epstein, Abbey Road Studios and the Magical Mystery Tour.

Directed by Alan G. Parker, an Emmy nominated music director whose credits include: Hello Quo, Monty Python: Almost The Truth / Who Killed Nancy? / Rebel Truce: The History Of The Clash).

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The Beatles: Sgt Pepper & Beyond: It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! was originally published on Divine Aim

Deep Ocean Impressions: Tranquil World – Relaxation with Music & Nature

Meditative impressions from diving paradises of the Maldives. Enjoy a meditation journey to the colorful Coral Reefs and listen to the mysterious sounds of the seas. Water is a fascinating element, as a sea, always in motion and seemingly unfathomable in its depth with a world of life all its own. Curiosity makes us want to put on flippers, a diving mask and a snorkel and then dive between algae, creepers and fish, to directly experience and be part of a different kind of world. In what seems to us humans like a calm silence, there is a whole lot of lively and busy activity going on under the water. What charm is it that puts man, who was created for the dry land, under the spell of this heavenly underworld? Our love and passion for the nature of a different world, the paradise of an element unknown to us, is in the depths of the sea. We want to experience unknown plants and animals in a totally exotic surrounding. We want to be a part of an exotic symbiosis of wildlife that lives in a harmony we cannot understand. We are touched by the brilliant play of colors, the motions and the acoustic communication which is unintelligible to us. We want to be a part of it, to follow the shoals of fish and to go out and play games with the dolphins. The glowing red of the coral reef is breathtaking. We find it hard to differentiate between the exotic forms of life, animals and plants. Everything seems to be moving aimlessly and in the deepest peace of mind across the untouched bottom of the sea between the algae-colored rocks and stones in the endless depth and breadth of the sea. The happiness we feel and the strange mysticism of this underwater world give us the inner peace of mind that we so long for, allowing us to accept the gift offered by this wonderful spectacle of nature. We struggle to let go and follow the glittering rays of sunlight that penetrates the water and rise to the surface. Diving in Paradise Relaxation Soundtrack.

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Deep Ocean Impressions: Tranquil World – Relaxation with Music & Nature was originally published on Divine Aim

Take It with You

In April 2009, Bryce Lemon and his sister Alyssa departed on what they hoped would be a spiritual journey around the world. But what they found was more human and real. From the Maleku Indians and Ancient Egyptians to the modern world, they discovered that the search for happiness is what unites us. Beautifully shot in 28 countries over a ten month shoot, from Machu Picchu to Siam, Take it with You shows that the most important thing for us all, is finding the beauty within.

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Take It with You was originally published on Divine Aim