1. Job through Song of Songs (KJV).
2. Isaiah through Daniel (KJV).
3. Prophets and Kings (E.G. White).
4. 1928 Book of Common Prayer (and Liturgy).
5. Sacred Classical Music.
This is sort of a Psalms-Centered Royal-Model Middle-Way which emphasizes the Presence of Christ in the Wisdom-Books and Major-Prophets. If this were a religion -- I'm not sure what it might be called!! I have no idea what all the religions and churches would think and say!! What Would Martin Luther Say?? What Would Monseigneur Bowe Say?? What Would Sherry Shriner Say?? There is a logic and internal-consistency which might not be immediately apparent to the casual-observer!!
Should the RIGHT kind of censorship occur in this sick and screwed-up world?? Should the RIGHT kind of purification occur in this sick and screwed-up world (wherein no one got hurt or killed in the process)?? Is the Book of Deuteronomy ethical or not?? Can the basic Ten Commandments be divorced from the rest of the Book of Deuteronomy?? Should every man, woman, and child be forced to Keep the Seventh-Day Sabbath Holy from Sundown Friday to Sundown Saturday -- or be executed?? Would this not be consistent with the Book of Deuteronomy?? Is acceptance of the Ten Commandments an endorsement of the Book of Deuteronomy?? Does David Teach Deuteronomy?? Does Solomon Teach Deuteronomy?? Does Isaiah Teach Deuteronomy?? Does Jesus Teach Deuteronomy?? Does Paul Teach Deuteronomy?? Does Paul Teach the Red-Letter Teachings of Jesus??
Are we dealing with a Loving Creator God in conflict with an Angry and Jealous God?? Are we dealing with a Pro-Human God in conflict with an Anti-Human God?? Are ALL of us Ancient Angels (at the soul level)?? Is Humanity Perfectible?? Does the Message of Matthew match the Message of Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, or Protestantism?? What is the Cream of the Old Testament?? What is the Cream of the New Testament?? What is the Cream of Christianity?? Should we positively reinforce the past -- or should we just start over?? Should the Boys with the Most Money, the Biggest Guns, and the Biggest Dicks make the rules?? I'm losing patience with the insanity. I've been advised that we need to start over in this solar system. I have a somewhat more optimistic and cautious view -- yet I am still really, really pissed-off -- to say the least...
I love the idealistic parts of the Bible -- and the best of my SDA experience -- but the worst parts of the Bible and the SDA Phenomenon really bother me -- especially the Elitism, Intolerance, Inconsistency, Blindness, Lying, and Rationalizing of the True Believers. I guess my present view is to work outward from the word RESPONSIBILITY -- In ALL Areas of Life -- Including Politics and Religion. I have attempted to provide a context for the word RESPONSIBILITY in this thread. Unfortunately, in real-life I am becoming more and more irresponsible as I descend into madness -- down the drain -- down the damn rabbit-hole. This is a HUGE part of the reason why I am going silent at the end of August 2013. I have NO idea what will happen to me, at that point. I perceive that to be a successful Politician or Clergyperson one must think and act like an Attorney -- and basically LIE -- or be destroyed by the bosses and the people. Honesty is NOT necessarily the best policy if one wishes to remain employed. "Trust and Obey -- For There's No Other Way -- To Avoid Unemployment -- One Must Trust and Obey!!" "Dare to be a Daniel!! Dare to Stand Alone!! Dare to Think of Something New!! Dare to Make It Known!!" Sorry -- I just couldn't resist...
Is there legitimacy to the Reptilian v Human theory -- or is that just a bunch of scary Internet BS?? I really don't know -- despite everything I've posted on this thread. Should I rename this thread "The Reptilian Brief"?? I suspect Angels v Demons -- but I certainly don't know the details. I'll continue studying this thread -- but I will never take the show on the road -- so to speak. I might write some sort of a watered-down novel -- but it certainly would be MUCH different than this thread. I still think that SOME of what I've posted would be cool in the RIGHT kind of science-fiction movie or series -- but I have NO idea what might work financially or responsibility-wise. I've been mumbling -- and soon I will shut-up and shut-down. I'll try to keep thinking about all of the upsetting stuff -- but I'm NOT going to talk about it. I've said too much already. However, I will keep reposting and editing till the end of the month.
Once again, I'm sorry for whatever I did to make everyone stop talking to me. Actually, hardly anyone talked to me, right from the beginning! I'm still looking for humans, reptilians, and greys to talk to. Should I make this thread more complex and scholarly? Should I make it more down to earth? Should I place the United States of the Solar System in disaster and crisis mode? The doom and gloom threads seem to be doing quite well lately! Should I discuss the likely aftermath of an all-out interplanetary war? Should I produce my own version of 'When War Comes' or 'On the Beach'? Perhaps I should really pull out all of the stops, open the swell-shutters, and produce a complete thread-page of written material, each and every day, with no pictures, but with ample footnotes and big words. Should I do a play by play of the international news? Should I imitate Alex Jones, but in a more esoteric manner? Should I rant and rave about Bill and Kerry? Should I kick Dick? Should I get everyone on the Mists to start fighting with each other? Should I do an abraxasinas imitation? Should I eat my dragon, and join the Council of Thuban? Should I start a flesh-eating and blood-drinking cult or religion, even though there's already a glut in this market? Should I tell dirty jokes, and post soft porn? Should I just give everyone what they want, and tell them what they want to hear? Should I go through the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, preaching and teaching the Truth of God from the Word of God? Or, should I just smoke a joint and get laid? I really like interviews, documentaries, and science-fiction. I like posting on the internet, but I really do need to lower my expectations. I also need to stop posting, and get serious about writing something which might actually pay my bills. Then I might get enough money to fix-up and redecorate my house, get a new car, get a bong, and seduce a beautiful young woman to discuss the interrelationship of psychology, ethics, politics, and religion in the context of the Old World Order, the New World Order, and the New Solar System - in a Post December 21, 2012 Solar System - with a special emphasis on control of the startgate system and the advanced ancient technology. After that, we could discuss what's REALLY underneath the Vatican. When we get everything all figured-out, then we might smoke pot and get laid. But perhaps we should wait until we get married. But why get married, and spoil a beautiful relationship? We'll compromise, and wait till the second date. "You gonna make me wear one of those rubbers Mildred? You know the church says it's a sin!" What would Joseph Fletcher say? What would Bishop James Pike say? Those backslidden Episcopalians! What? Pass the Port Tawny!
I continue to be interested in the ethics of how money is made - from fractional reserve banking, to selling people things they don't need and which aren't good for them, to day-trading the heck out of a security, to insider-trading, to tobacco and alcohol sales, to illegal and legal drugs, to taxation, to war blood money, to bank robbery, and on and on and on and on. Does competition and money-making usually involve some sort of deception and ill-intent? Do really nice, loving, and trusting people do well in business and athletics? Get out there and win, win, win - and make lots and lots of money! Should there be some sort of an ethics-rating connected with the GNP and the S&P Rating? Does one make money by loving their neighbor as themselves, and doing unto others as they would have others do unto them? Think about it, and be honest. Why prevent an illness or injury which could make our hospitals and doctors 100K - free and clear?! No margin? No mission! Wanna go for a ride in my new Ferrari? Ethics? What's ethics? What are you? Some kind of a nut? Just take the money and run? Screw the competition and your secretary! Right? Worrying about right and wrong all the time will put you in the poor-house and the nut-house! Right? Greed is good! Right? Did I miss anything? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWshPH_jsjQ Don't get me wrong, I think the human race needs challenges and game-playing. I'd just like to see us take a higher road regarding the games people play. BTW, I'd love to go for a ride in an Enzo Ferrari, without taking anyone for a ride. One more thing. I was once in an audience of around 500 people, listening to Kenneth L. Woodward, Religion Editor for 'Newsweek', and people had been asking various questions. Well, I raised my hand, and asked a question about Christians and Money. I received a fairly generic answer, and then I noticed that no one had any more questions. Mr. Woodward commented on this, and closed the Q&A. As I previously mentioned, I asked Dr. Charles Windom (C. Everret Koop's boss) what percentage of the national healthcare expenditures were for prevention? A moderator intervened with 'That was a complicated question', and I didn't get an answer. The room was filled with medical doctors, and none of them said a word about this question and the lack of an answer. Should I turn my quest into a busines, or should I just keep casting my pearls for free? What Would Loki Do? I envision a Responsible Free-Enterprise where Responsibility is Rewarded and Irresponsibility is Punished. I really do want the good guys and gals to win in business, athletics, and in all areas of life. It seems to work in just the opposite manner presently. I will continue to conceptualize the most idealistic United States of the Solar System that I possibly can, in the context of real-world catastrophies and horrors. This concept would take a HUGE amount of time and effort to properly develop and implement. I still like the idea of a University of Solar System Studies and Governance, with campuses throughout the solar system, being at the core of a U.S.S.S. Peer review, study, research, graduate-student questions, etc. would help to keep things on the up and up -- but it would obviously not be a guarantee. I really do need a lot of help in developing this concept. This is just a brain-storm and a study-guide. This is the Dawning of a Brave New Solar System. Don't be frightened. I mean no harm. I am of peace. Always.
The following is a rephrasing of what I have already posted. Are we dealing with a Sirius A v Sirius B Civil War - Distally? Are we dealing with an African (Sirius A) Old World Order v European and American (Sirius B) New World Order continuation of the hypothetical Sirian War in Heaven - Proximally? What were, and are, the issues in Sirius? What were, and are, the issues here? I have issues with the Pope, the Queen, the Queen of Heaven, and the God of This World -- but I don't know what the real issues have been -- going back thousands or even millions of years. We know that Adolph Hitler and Pope Pius XII did some questionable things in the 1930's and 1940's -- but who were they taking orders from -- and did they REALLY know what was going on?? I think that sorting this out could be VERY confusing and dangerous. What if Michael / Horus / Jesus is both a friend and an enemy of BOTH sides? What if he (or she?) has been both a peace-maker and a brutal-warrior? What if he or she is not even close to being perfect? What if Earth was supposed to be Paradise for the Orion Group from Sirius -- but turned out to be Purgatory and Hell? I don't think that physical and spiritual existence began on Earth. I don't think our problems began on Earth, and I don't think our problems will end if we get talked into going somewhere else. My immediate concern is to prevent the extinction of the human race, and to improve Purgatory. I might be aiming too low, but it's a start. One more thing. Xylanthia, which supposedly orbits Sirius C, has no night, because of its proximity to Sirius A and B. Revelation 22:5 speaks of no night in Heaven or the New Jerusalem. Some say that we are from Xylanthia. Check this out. http://xylanthia.com/ Interesting...
XI. "Thou Shalt Not Talk to Orthodoxymoron!!"
I'd still like to know what happened 2-4 months ago, relative to me and my views. I would appreciate articulations, pro or con, regarding what I have posted. I continue to be sluggish and passive, even though I hate being this way. I'm really easy to deal with, at this point, but I'm firming up my views, slowly but surely, so now would be an optimal time to debate me, and possibly change my mind. It might not be quite so easy in a year or two, although I intend to always remain open and honest. Take another look at 'Star Wars', 'Battlestar Galactica' (I typed this 5 seconds before BSG was mentioned on the Alex Jones show!), 'The Event', 'V' (old and new), 'Avatar', and the Alex Jones documentaries. This all fits together. Once again, I am trying to be on everyone's side, rather than circling the wagons and closing my mind. I don't relish trench-warfare with anyone. Continue to use my work as a study-guide, rather than being the last word. (although I doubt anyone has done that!) I am defining areas of study, and I am posing questions, which will hopefully lead to some of the solutions we need. I'm hoping to become a better live and in-person debater, but I certainly have a long way to go in this regard. I have a burning desire to be a Master-Debater. I'm still a back of the room observer and commenter. But, really, perhaps that's the way it should stay. They say that it takes all kinds, and perhaps I fill some sort of a void. Who knows? Unrelatedly, perhaps I should spend a lot of time studying Sirius from both a scientific and a non-scientific perspective. Even the original 'V' in the 80's revealed the Visitors as being from Sirius. Old 'Dr. Who' episodes dealt with ET's from Sirius. Have there been any suggestions that Nibiru is Sirius C? If so, is a planet orbiting with it? What would happen to the motion of Sirius A and B if Sirius C were removed? It seems strange that the huge Sirius A would orbit the very small Sirius C dwarf-star. Any thoughts? Perhaps I should spend some quality time with Patricia Cori. Finally, is Zeus really Michael / Horus / Jesus? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuFhWvU1nbQ What do you think of the reincarnating archangel hypothesis? What if the mythologies and religions revolve around very real rival archangels? The myths and religions might be 90% fabrication, but might still contain 10% absolute truth ( plus or minus 5%). The various religions and myths might be different versions of the same things. A minor deity might create a myth of a major deity. In the beginning god created God? Perhaps both the fundamentalists and the atheists are wrong. God might not exist - but there might be a very real god. I suggest this with the deepest respect for the Universal Powers That Be. If God did not exist - it might be necessary for god to invent God. Perhaps the Figure of Jesus as the God/Man is a reasonable representation of a very real Divinity - as a Human Body with an Archangelic Soul. Perhaps God really is One of Us. Remember in 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' the ET said that his body was human. Perhaps all of us are ET's on the soul-level. Perhaps all of us are angelic at the soul-level. Once again, watch this Stargate SG-1 compilation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b365_qJEpDg It's somewhat sacrilegious, but it helps to illustrate my point. Think about it, and then talk to me. One more thing, I have a Bible I really like, although I suspect that many Christians would object to it, and I would understand why. It is the 'Remnant Study Bible - with E.G. White Comments'. It is a Red-Letter Edition, New King James Version of the Holy Bible, with Ellen White Quotations Throughout. I like the idea of studying Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John - and looking up the referenced texts throughout the Bible which are in fine-print. You might like to try this approach while listening to sacred classical music. I am not a big fan of Fundamentalist Innerrantists -- or of Backslidden Liberal Scoffers. I like the idea of alternating between liberal and conservative -- rather than being one or the other. Don't try to pin me down or pigeon-hole me. I won't cooperate...
I worry about who REALLY controls ALL of the WMD's in the Solar System. What if they are ALL controlled by a single organization, or even a single individual? My bias is that a New World Order Solar System Government has existed for thousands of years, after defeating an Old World Order Solar System Government, but this is mostly intuition and speculation. When UFO's shut-down a missile silo, it might be a staged show, wherein the Secret Government uses the Secret Space Program to appear to shut-down part of the Secret WMD Program. Are the WMD's currently in the Best of Hands or the Worst of Hands? Who knows? I know who knows, but they're not talking. Has anyone thought about the Crystal Cathedral or St. Mary's Cathedral (or both) as being the symbolic headquarters of a hypothetical Responsibility-Based United States of the Solar System, with the University of California system being the foundation of a University of Solar System Studies and Governance, tied into Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Area 51, the Mag-Lev Train System, the DUMB's, and the Secret Space Program -- throughout the Solar System? Remember, this is a conceptual test. This is only a test. I get really nervous and uneasy whenever I think about this sort of thing. When I post this sort of thing, probably others do as well. The Cathedral Idea is really for glory, grandeur, pomp, and circumstance - with perhaps 2,000 of the 10,000 U.S.S.S. Representatives in attendance. If both Cathedrals were used, one could serve as the House, with the other as the Senate. All representatives would be united by a very secure and encrypted InterPlaNet SuperLuminal Internet System (Patent Pending). I keep wondering what the Pentagon, the Russians, and the Chinese would think of such a development? Would this result in a safer, or a more dangerous solar system? Lots of eyes would prevent corruption and megalomania -- but would this result in WMD Mass Confusion? All of this is VERY frightening for me to think about. Is it helpful for the general public to think about this subject? What do you think? I think this might be the crazy-stage in my thought process. Probably the DUMB's located throughout the Solar System would be where the 10,000 U.S.S.S. Representatives would reside. I'm nervous about having all of them in one location, or even having all of them on one moon or one planet. Perhaps the University of Solar System Studies and Governance would simply exist to provide an education to prospective Representative Candidates. I don't want corruption. I don't want incompetence. I don't want confusion. I don't want any bullshit whatsoever. Any questions? What would Dr. Strangelove say?
THE UNITED STATES OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM REPRESENTATIVES. SOLDIERS OF REASON OR SOLDIERS OF CIRCULAR-REASONING?
A Thousand Representatives (a thousand points of light?) in a single location would be a lot simpler, wouldn't it? Circular-seating for a thousand at St. Mary's? Or how about Mt. Weather? But how would they be chosen? How would they be kept safe? How would they be kept uncorrupted? How would they be hired and fired? What if one of them went rogue? What if they all went rogue? What would Percy and Nikita say? What if they suddenly all became demon possessed? I just think it would be cool to be around the 1,000 genuinely best and brightest beings in the solar system, for an extended period of time. The trouble is, the best ideas and intentions often turn to ashes. I like really, really smart and wise people who don't talk a lot, but when they do, they have a helluva lot to say, with very few words. Sometimes one sentence in one hour is more than enough. 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgSSRE27GQ0 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It0Dtm1gFFQ&feature=related Imagine a roomful of people like Rachael (Angela Bassett) in 'Contact'. I have spoken to individuals who were like this, on very rare occasions. Is anyone following this thread? If so, are they keeping up with this madness? No matter how one puts things together, it always seems wrong somehow. Perhaps that's the way it is. What would Walter Cronkite say? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj0bwLBckkI What if the most competent individuals in the solar system are a roomful of Kabbalists, Nazis, and Dracs? The solar system might be stranger than we can possibly imagine. I'm frankly preparing myself for just about anything. Who do you think Mr. Hadden is in real-life? Did Mr. Hadden live on a UFO/JET which rarely landed for anyone? Who is Rachel in real-life? Who is Palmer Joss in real-life? How does one keep the best and the brightest at the top of the heap, at all times -- rather than having the most corrupt and powerful at the top of the pyramid? Those who have the ability to make it to the top, might not do the best job at the top. So, how many individuals should be at the top of solar system governance? Where should they meet? What should they do?
Would a Theocratically-Implemented, Responsibility-Based, United States of the Solar System, with 10,000 PhD Representatives, keep the best and the brightest at the top? Who would compose the Theocratic aspect of this formula? How would they be chosen? What would they do? Would a theocratic aspect even need to exist? Does there need to be an authority of last resort? Or, should we just have a God or a Trinity of Gods run the whole solar system? Can a Good God become a Bad God? What if 95% of the solar system hates God? If there were no theocratic interaction whatsoever, what would be the fate of humanity in this solar system? Are we about to find out? It makes me wonder. It really makes me wonder. They supposedly had the best and the brightest at the Rand Corporation, but read 'Soldiers of Reason'. It'll scare the hell out of you. Then, read 'Family of Secrets'. When you're done with that, read 'The Secret Plot to Make Ted Kennedy President'. I keep getting the sinking feeling that things will always be a mess, no matter what we do. One incompetent and corrupt team replaces another incompetent and corrupt team replaces another incompetent and corrupt team replaces another incompetent and corrupt team. Everyone is an expert, and thinks they can do a better job, until they get their chance, and fall flat on their faces. "Spin-Doctors to the War-Room for Damage-Control! STAT!!" "Forget the economy!! It's appearances, STUPID!!" Imagine there's no idiots! It's easy, if you try! If there is a solar sytem war in progress, can all of you evolve just a little bit more? "Peace! Be still!" Take some Ex-Lax. Smoke a joint. Get laid. Do what you have to do to calm-down. Try really, really hard to think and behave rationally. How much of an Iron-Fist and a Titanium-Backbone is necessary to keep this Solar System from self-destructing? All we need is love? Why didn't I think of that? The rich and the clever always seem to profit from whatever situation exists. The good are often naive. The bad are often clever. How can we make sure that the best and the brightest run things, and continue to do the right thing, regardless of the temptations to do otherwise? One more thing. In 'Contact', why did the blind-guy tell the National Security Advisor, "It's nice to smell you"? I guess the bottom-line is that the fun never ends. We just keep going 'round and 'round in circles with our circular-reasoning and endless-fighting. World without end or reason. Amen Ra. Isis? Both? I know there are millions or even billions of people who are smarter than me, but how many people think like I do? Probably not very many. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? I continue to experience a tremendous sense of dread, combined with my incurable optimism and unyielding despair. Am I too good, or am I not good enough for you? Which is it? Both? Would you like me to hold your coats? You know where I live and work, if you'd like to talk to me. You even have my phone-number and email-address. On the other hand, perhaps I should just get out of Dodge...
I have mixed feelings about reptilian humanoid beings. If they were loving, kind, and ethical - I'd be willing to deal with them in kind - but I keep hearing horror stories. I really get the feeling that most of them don't like human beings one little bit. I don't doubt that there are exceptions, and I have stated repeatedly, that if I absolutely knew that I would not be harmed in any way, and that I wouldn't be kidnapped, I would hitch a ride on a Draconian Mothership or Queenship. Strange appearance and behavior wouldn't make me hate them. But if they enslaved, tortured, killed, and ate humans - the party would be over. I keep wondering if reptilian humanoids have the same type of soul as mammalian humanoids? I keep wondering if the human race has reptilian roots? Instead of being created by the reptilians as a slave race, what if we were the reptilians who created ourselves, so to speak, in a hybridization program? I know that 'Creating Ourselves' sounds strange, but I think we should consider all possibilities, no matter how ridiculous they might seem to be. I keep thinking that evil lurks behind Nibiru, Elenin, and Fukushima. I want this nasty madness to end. I'm not really sure what I'm doing on this thread. It really is a strange mix! What should this sort of thing be called, other than madness? I'm not representing myself as being any sort of authority or insider. I'm not selling anything, yet. I don't do channeling or regression. I've had some strange experiences, but I haven't gone looking for them, other than passively researching and being open to a wide variety of possibilities, including the possibility that bad guys and gals can become good guys and gals. I have been somewhat political, but I don't get involved in politics as usual. I see eye to eye with Alex Jones and Ron Paul, but my style is completely different than theirs. I speak of religion, yet I am a strange mixture of conservative and liberal, orthodox and heretic. I engage in fantasy and science-fiction, yet I try to make it as reality-based as possible. I think I might have an interesting reincarnational past, for a variety of reasons, yet I don't know what that past is. I chickened-out about doing an FOIA inquiry. Sometimes ignorance is bliss. One more thing. What is the relationship between North-Africa, the Vatican, the Nazis, the Persians, and Teutonic-Zionism? The answer to this question might have everything to do with the alleged Vatican Slush Fund Accounts, and with who owns the Presidents, Congress, Treasury, and the Supreme Court. There seems to be an underlying current of the Ancient Raiders of North African Civilization, which might've included the Lost Ark. I wonder if the Vatican and the Secret Government are reformable. I think there is a way to do it right, but what are the chances of this happening? Would a Vatican-Based, Namaste-Constitutional, Responsible-Freedom United States of the Solar System have a chance of properly cleaning things up, and setting this solar system on a proper course, going forward for thousands or millions of years? I tend to think that those who know the most about what's really going on in this solar system are at the highest and deepest levels of the Vatican, both figuratively and literally, if you know what I mean. I will continue to imagine myself as being a Renegade French Jesuit Organist. What a tangled tale I weave...
Don't be frightened. I mean no harm. Continue to watch everything and listen to everyone, without placing too much weight or trust in anyone or anything. Each day is a new day. Be prepared to start over every day. Today, I'm listening to an audio-version of the 'Book of Enoch'. Here is the printed version. http://www.sherryshriner.com/books/complete_book_of_enoch.htm This thread is only a study-guide. It's only the beginning, and it just scratches the surface. The more I learn, the less I seem to know. Just keep researching and asking questions. Never stop, but this won't be easy. Things might be unimaginably difficult, but never give up. Namaste and Godspeed. I am of peace. Always.
The Indian Way is probably a valid and beneficial one, but I'm addicted to a pluralistic internet path, which is reflective and meditative, yet which is just the opposite of emptying one's mind. I wouldn't mind being a Renegade French Jesuit Organist living in a French Catholic Monastery with a Cray Supercomputer and a Sport-Model UFO! Imagine what I'd be like if I took drugs. Nestled deep in the postcard-perfect French Alps, the Grande Chartreuse is considered one of the world's most ascetic monasteries. In 1984, German filmmaker Philip Gröning wrote to the Carthusian order for permission to make a documentary about them. They said they would get back to him. Sixteen years later, they were ready. Gröning, sans crew or artificial lighting, lived in the monks' quarters for six months—filming their daily prayers, tasks, rituals and rare outdoor excursions. This transcendent, closely observed film seeks to embody a monastery, rather than simply depict one—it has no score, no voiceover and no archival footage. What remains is stunningly elemental: time, space and light. One of the most mesmerizing and poetic chronicles of spirituality ever created, INTO GREAT SILENCE dissolves the border between screen and audience with a total immersion into the hush of monastic life. More meditation than documentary, it's a rare, transformative theatrical experience for all.