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love_book-1152x864Books are food for the mind and they nourish our spirit.  Reading is an immersive activity that expands our creativity, kindles our imagination, and fills us with a sense of wonder and delight.  My own awakening and personal transformation has been greatly accelerated by the fantastic books that I have had the pleasure of reading throughout these last few years.  I have learned so much about life, myself, the world around me, the nature of existence, hidden histories, what’s really going on behind the scenes, and much, much more!   The good news is that there is more empowering, informative, consciousness-expanding reading material available than ever, with many titles now in digital format that can be read instantly.  Let’s make the most of this opportunity and continue to expand our minds with books that greatly enhance our learning and awareness!

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“Knowledge is sacred and the choice to be informed or merely entertained in today’s world is a very revealing test of the times.  Expanding your mind to penetrate the deeper meanings of life is not only liberating, it is crucial to your well-being, for knowledge is power, and how you use your power inevitably determines the course of your personal and collective life.” — Barbara Marciniak

Are you looking for a book that will transform you and the way you see the world?  Are you looking for knowledge that will expand your perspective and remove the veils of ignorance that have plagued mankind for so long?  Or perhaps just another great read to pass the time?  Look no further than this list!

The goal here is the create a comprehensive, user-generated list of profound, life-changing books to share as a valuable resource for all to enjoy.

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What books have had the most powerful effect on you in your life?  What books led you to greater understandings about yourself and about life?

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Please submit the Title/Author of your favorite books that have contributed to your awakening process in the comments below.  We will then add the books to the list here.

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The right books always come to us at the right time.  Trust your instincts when it comes to selecting the next book for yourself.  All of them are game-changers….just pick the one that feels right for you!

We genuinely thank all the authors, editors, publishers, and all of the wonderful beings who helped make these books a reality!  You are all such a blessing.

With Love and Gratitude,
Eliot

P.S. For a powerful list of movie recommendations, please see the CE List: Movies with Truth or Consciousness

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<< My Top 3 Recommendations >>

A-New-Earth-CoverA New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle — this book taught me about the ego and helped me see how it was operating in my own life, highlighting how I was sabotaging myself by fueling self-destructive behaviors and limiting patterns of thinking.  This is the first book that taught me the power of presence and self-awareness , understanding that the most powerful moment we have is always here and now.  Tolle possesses amazing clarity and simplicity in his words that are both highly enjoyable and filled with practical wisdom.

 

 

pathcoverPath of Empowerment: Pleiadian Wisdom for a World in Chaos by Barbara Marciniak — an incredible treasure trove of empowering and revealing insights and information about life, multidimensional existence, energy/frequency, beliefs, sexuality, healing, and our role during these pivotal times of collective transformation.  Channeled by genuine Pleiadian Beings, this is one of the best books I have ever read.  You will not be disappointed.  Filled with so many powerful, direct quotes that can be re-read over and over again.

 

 

conversations-with-godConversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue (Book One) by Neale Donald Walsch — Imagine having a direct conversation with God about the most puzzling questions about existence — about love and faith, life and death, good and evil.  The answers in this book are simple, easily understood, and nothing less than profound.  I highly recommend this series of books for anyone with an open mind and a sincere desire to seek truth.

 

 

(virtually all of these books are available in Used condition for very low prices)

**** Personal Development / Body-Mind-Spirit / Nature of Existence ****

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz

The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship by Don Miguel Ruiz

The Fifth Agreement: A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery by Don Miguel & Don Jose Ruiz

The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav

(Books by Neale Donald Walsch)

Conversations with God Book One: An Uncommon Dialogue

Conversations with God Book Two: Living in the World with Honesty, Courage, and Love

Conversations with God Book Three: Embracing the Love of the Universe

The New Revelations: A Conversation with God

 

**** Law of Attraction / Manifestation ****

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

 

**** New Message / Greater Community / Allies of Humanity ****

(Books by Marshall Vian Summers)

Steps to Knowledge: The New Message Book of Spiritual Practice (eBook or Kindle)

Greater Community Spirituality: The New Message Book of Theology

Life in the Universe: A New Message Book of Revelation (Kindle version)

Wisdom from the Greater Community: Volumes 1 and 2

The Great Waves of Change: The New Message Book of Prophecy

Allies of Humanity Book 1: An Urgent Message About the Extraterrestrial Presence in the World

Allies of Humanity Book 2: Human Unity, Freedom, and the Hidden Reality of Contact (Kindle version)

Allies of Humanity Book 3: A Message to Earth

(All books available at New Knowledge Library)

**** Extraterrestrial / Ascended Master / Channeling ****

<< The Sirian Revelations Trilogy by Patricia Cori >>

The Cosmos of Soul: A Wake-Up Call for Humanity

Atlantis Rising: The Struggle of Darkness and Light

No More Secrets, No More Lies: A Handbook to Starseed Awakening

Bringers of the Dawn: Teachings from the Pleiadians by Barbara Marciniak

Path of Empowerment: Pleiadian Wisdom for a World in Chaos by Barbara Marciniak

Robes: A Book of Coming Changes by Penny Kelly

We The Arcturians: A True Experience by Dr. Norma Milanovich

The Light Shall Set You Free by Dr. Norma Milanovich

A Dweller on Two Planets by Phylos

 

**** Past Lives / Reincarnation ****

Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives by Michael Newton, Ph. D.

Destiny of Souls: New Case Studies of Life Between Lives by Michael Newton, Ph. D.

 

**** Iconic /  Symbolic / Prophetic Fiction ****

1984 by George Orwell

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

 

**** Sexuality ****

The Multi-Orgasmic Man: Sexual Secrets Every Man Should Know by Mantak Chia, Douglas Abrams

The Multi-Orgasmic Woman: Sexual Secrets Every Woman Should Know by Mantak Chia, Rachel Carlton Abrams

 

**** Healing: Emotional, Energy, Sound, etc ****

Healing Sounds: The Power of Harmonics by Jonathan Goldman

Chakra Frequencies: Tantra of Sound by Jonathan Goldman

Your Hands Can Heal You: Pranic Healing Energy Remedies to Boost Vitality and Speed Recovery from Common Health Problems by Master Stephen Co

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman

 

**** Conspiracy / New World Order / Hidden History / UFO ****

The David Icke Guide to the Global Conspiracy (and how to end it) by David Icke

Trance: Formation of America by Cathy O’Brien, Mark Phillips — The first documented autobiography of a victim of government mind control. Cathy O’Brien is the only vocal and recovered survivor of the Central Intelligence Agency’s MK-Ultra Project Monarch operation. Tracing her path from child pornography and recruitment into the program to serving as a top-level intelligence agent and White House sex slave, TRANCE Formation of America is a definitive eye-witness account of government corruption that implicates some of the most prominent figures in U.S. politics. (e-book available via WikiSpooks)

The Illuminati Formula Used to Create an Undetectable Total Mind Controlled Slave by Cisco Wheeler and Fritz Springmeier — PDF version here

The 12th Planet: Book 1 of the Earth Chronicles by Zecharia Sitchin

(Books by Jim Marrs)

Rule by Secrecy: The Hidden History That Connects the Trilateral Commission, the Freemasons, and the Great Pyramids

The Rise of the Fourth Reich: The Secret Societies that Threaten to Take Over America

Alien Agenda: Investigating the Extraterrestrial Presence Among Us

PSI Spies: The True Story of America’s Psychic Warfare Program

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We will update the list in rounds, every few weeks or so.  If it gets too long, we may not be able to add more submissions.

Still, keep those recommendations coming — this is becoming a great resource to share some of the most powerful inspirational material on Earth!

****READER SUBMISSIONS****

**** Personal Development / Self-Transformation / Body-Mind-Spirit / ****

The Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire by David Deida

Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives by Dan Millman

The Light: A Book of Wisdom by Keidi Keitang featuring Neale Donald Walsch, Don Miguel Ruiz, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Marci Shimoff, Janet Attwood, John Perkins, Will Arntz, Julie Chimes, and more!

Reader comment: This recently released book has 22 specially written chapters on the theme of how to awaken to the inner Light. Included are original insights, excercises and stories from the great luminaries of today.  It is one of those books you can read over and over and always find something new,uplifting and thought-provoking.. All net profit is being donated to a group of charities working mainly with children or principles to make this world a better place.

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

Spiritual Partnership: The Journey to Authentic Power by Gary Zukav

The Instruction: Living the Life Your Soul Intended by Ainslie MacLeod

The Transformation: Healing Your Past Lives to Realize Your Soul’s Potential by Ainslie MacLeod

Your Soul’s Plan: Discovering the Real Meaning of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born by Robert Schwartz

Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life by Shakti Gawain

**** Metaphysics / Consciousness / Spirituality / Philosophy / Psychology****

The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life: Volumes 1 and 2 by Drunvalo Melchizedek

My Big TOE: The Complete Trilogy by Thomas Campbell
Reader comment:For the left brained scientific types, the physics of consciousness explained in detail.

The Book: On The Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Alan Watts

This Is It: and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience by Alan Watts

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

The Equation: Yes After Yesterday by James Tarantin

(Books by Robert Anton Wilson)

Prometheus Rising

The Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, Leviathan

Principia Discordia — The Magnum Opiate of Malaclypse the Younger and Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst

**** Investigations / Alternative Research / Conspiracy / New World Order / Hidden History / UFO ****

Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto
Reader comment: Gatto talks about his experience as a teacher in New York and argues that, instead of educating the population, state school does no such thing and instead indoctrinates us into a society of obedience.

The Terra Papers: The Hidden History of Planet Earth (An excellent summary) by Robert Morning Sky

Underground Alien Bases: Flying Saucers Come From Inside The Earth! by Commander X

The Secret of Atlantis by Otto Muck

**** Meditation / Mastery / Great Ones/ Holy Scriptures ****

A Course in Miracles by Foundation for Inner Peace

Autobiography of a Yogi (Re-print of 1946 First Edition) by Paramahansa Yogananda (free on Kindle as of 4/10/13)

Encounter the Enlightened: Conversations with the Master by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Midnights with the Mystic: A Little Guide to Freedom and Bliss by Sadhguru Vasudev and Cheryl Simone

Falling Into Grace and True Meditation: Discover the Freedom of Pure Awareness by Adyashanti

Spiritual Enlightenment: The Damnedest Thing (Book One of the Enlightenment Trilogy) by Jed McKenna

World Beyond World by Woo Myung

Tao Te Ching: A New English Version by Lao Tzu

The I Ching or Book of Changes translated by Richard Wilhelm

Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality by Anthony de Mello

Awakening: Conversations with the Masters by Anthony de Mello

Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh

**** Magick / Occult / Mysticism / Psychedelic ****
Initiation Into Hermetics by Franz Bardon
Reader comment: for all that want to master not only their own microcosmos…

Food of the Gods: A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution by Terence McKenna

DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor’s Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences by Rick Strassman

The Doors of Perception: Heaven and Hell by Aldous Huxley

**** Extraterrestrial / Ascended Master / Channeling ****

Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul by Jane Roberts

The Nature of Personal Reality: Specific, Practical Techniques for Solving Everyday Problems and Enriching the Life You Know by Jane Roberts / Seth

The Oversoul Seven Trilogy by Jane Roberts / Seth

Reader comment: No list of awakening seems complete without the 20+ book series of the channeled Seth material by Jane Roberts, written between 1963 and 1986. They discuss physics and other branches of science and the role of consciousness – all in the most down to earth, entertaining, and comprehensive manner. If you’re looking to read just one, Seth Speaks would be where to start. Every one is startlingly real and revelatory.

The Joseph Communications: Your Life After Death by Michael G. Reccia

(Books by Kryon / Lee Carroll)

The End Times: New Information for Personal Peace (Kryon Book 1)

Don’t Think Like A Human: Channeled Answers to Basic Questions (Kryon Book 2)

The Twelve Layers of DNA (Kryon Book 12)

**** Inspirational /  Iconic / Symbolic Fiction ****

The Enlightened Gardener by Sydney Banks

Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit by Daniel Quinn

**** Past Lives /  Reincarnation ****

Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss

Only Love Is Real: A Story of Soulmates Reunited by Brian Weiss

**** Health /  Healing ****

Cellular Awakening: How Your Body Holds and Creates Light by Barbara Wren

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

All Is Well: Heal Your Body with Medicine, Affirmations, and Intuition by Louise Hay and Mona Lisa Schulz

Red Moon Passage: The Power and Wisdom of Menopause by Bonnie J. Horrigan
Reader comment: Full of insights and new ways of thinking for women going through the menopause – so helpful in understanding the process and coming at it from new and positive angles.

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Let’s keep adding to this list!  Thank you for your suggestions and contributions!

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— Jo Godwin

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Notable Scientist Publishes A Book About ‘Real Magic’ That Nobel Laureates Are Endorsing

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  • The Facts:

    Dean Radin, chief scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, has published a book called "Real Magic." It has received praise from multiple scientists, including Nobel Laureates.

  • Reflect On:

    Despite the fact that controlled scientific experiments have produced significant results, this type of study is still labelled as pseudoscience by many academics, simply because it challenges what they've been trained to believe.

Is magic real? That depends on how you define it, but yes, I believe ‘magic’ is definitely real, and I’m clearly not the only one. Cases of ‘supernormal’ powers and ‘magic’ of all kinds have been reported throughout history and across almost all cultures–at least until religion was invented and these topics were ushered into the realm of the ‘demonic.’

Proponents of what we now call ‘magic’  include nearly all ancient literature from all parts of the world, from the Vedic texts and the yoga sutras, all the way to Moses, Jesus, Milarepa and Mohammed. Donald Lopez Jr., a professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies and the University of Michigan provides a great example in describing the Buddha:

With this enlightenment, he was believed to possess all manner of supernormal powers, including full knowledge of each of his own past lives and those of other beings, the ability to know others’ thoughts, the ability to create doubles of himself, the ability to rise into the air and simultaneously shoot fire and water from his body…Although he passed into nirvana at the age of eighty-one, he could have lived “for an aeon or until the end of the aeon” if only he had been asked to do so. (source)

The crazy thing is there are also modern day examples, but they mostly come from the black budget government programs. In 2016, I published a well-sourced article providing multiple examples from a CIA document that confirms the existence of humans with ‘special abilities’ who are able to do ‘impossible’ things. You can access that here.

‘Real Magic’

A book recently published by the Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Dean Radin, entitled “Real Magic” has received some great reviews. The main premise is the idea that a hidden power resides within every single human being, a power tied to our consciousness, a power that makes phenomena like psychokinesis, remote viewing, and precognition not only possible but something that will perhaps one day be a normal part of all our lives. The book offers a vision of a scientifically informed magic and explains why magic will play a key role in the frontiers of science.

This falls into the realm of a field of study called non-material science. Nikola Tesla was a huge proponent of this, as he had said that the day humanity begins to study this subject matter is the day that humanity will advance at an exponential rate.

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Far From “Pseudoscience”

Dr. Carl Jung once stated, “I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud.” This is something we should all hold in our minds as we examine this or other claims that are not part of our current perception.

The amount of statistically significant results when it comes to this reality, usually dubbed as “parapsychology,” is very significant. We are talking about hundreds, if not thousands of studies that have been conducted worldwide for decades.

There seems to be a deep concern that the whole field will be tarnished by studying a phenomenon that is tainted by its association with superstition, spiritualism and magic. Protecting against this possibility sometimes seems more important than encouraging scientific exploration or protecting academic freedom. But this may be changing. Cassandra Vieten, PhD and President/CEO at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (source)

A lot of the statistical results for parapsychology are just as strong, if not in some cases more significant, than a lot of the results which emerge from hard sciences, like physics and mechanical engineering. The Department of Defense has stated that results in this area are a clear sign that these phenomena are real, despite the fact that they are still somewhat unexplainable. As far back as 1999, a statistics professor even published a paper showing the results dealing with parapsychology and mind-body connection are a lot stronger than the results used to approve some of our medications. That study was done by Dr. Jessica Utts, as statistics professor in California who had this to say about Radin’s book:

Real Magic illustrates the limitations of 20th century science and proposes a more comprehensive view that incorporates ideas that have been associated with magic throughout the ages. Blending history, humor, and plausible hypotheses, Dean Radin illustrates that there is a staggering amount of evidence for a broader view of science that offers hope for the future of humanity.” 

Another review:

“A thought-provoking book. The author makes a convincing case for the reality and significance of magic.” —Brian Josephson, Nobel Laureate in Physics and Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Cambridge

Today, hundreds of scientists are coming together to emphasize that matter is not the only reality. They’ve created a manifesto, and you can find links and access more information about this initiative, which started a few years ago, in an article we published here.

“Some scientists are confident that we already know what is and is not possible. But the truth is that science is very much in its infancy. To advance our understanding requires bold excursions into domains some might consider heretical, including esoteric legends about magic that have persisted for thousands of years. This is what Dean Radin sets out to do with Real Magic. In my judgment, it succeeds in blazing new trails. Well worth the read.”  Kary Mullis PhD, Nobel Laureate (Chemistry)

The Global Elite Use Magic

While talking about magic in this sense, it’s also important to mention the global elite, and the idea that they also use metaphysical/magical ‘knowing’ and concepts. Unfortunately, they do so not for the joy of discovery, or from a place of good intention, but from a selfish, egoic place, a place that is in service to self, and not in service to others. This is a big point to consider when discussing whether humanity needs to take down the global elite in order to evolve. You can read more about my thoughts regarding magic and the global elite in the article ‘How Some of The World’s Elite Use Black Magic Rituals To Conjure Up Entities For More Power.’

I believe that as human consciousness evolves and we become more aware of who we are, and our capabilities, we will also realize that love, compassion, and empathy are all needed for us to thrive. Once we completely grasp this, I believe, these ‘abilities’ that lay dormant within us will begin to show themselves more and more.

The Takeaway

The takeaway here is to keep in open mind, and to recognize that what we think we know is always subject to change. Sometimes these things take a while, even if a sufficient amount of evidence has been provided. This type of study opens up new understandings about the nature of our reality, and would change ‘science’ and the current laws that govern it forever. Non-material science truly represents the next scientific revolution.

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Note To Selfie: Drop The Mask

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  • The Facts:

    On social media, it's common to see pictures that don't truly represent us or the situations we are capturing. In many cases, we photograph ourselves 10 - 15 times before selecting the 'accurate' photo we will use.

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    Why do we spend so much time creating an image of ourselves, even if it is not accurate?

What if we all put down our masks? What if we agreed, that there would be no more disguises? What if we allowed each other to be our authentic self? Imagine the effect on Instagram. It boggles the mind.

Too many people believe the content uploaded on social media is actually showing us truth. Far from it. The material chosen to be uploaded to Facebook, or liked on Instagram, bears little resemblance to true life. Each photo has been carefully chosen after taking a mind-numbing series of retakes.

Each photo must be meticulously studied to ensure the subject looks nothing like the real thing. After all, the real thing isn’t going to garner followers. No one uploads pictures of themselves returning bottles to the beer store in their slippers, or cleaning out the kitty litter. Followers equate to love. More follower = more love.

We are terrified that people will see our true self and our mundane lives won’t be nearly glamorous enough. So we take 12 pictures before deciding one is good enough.

Note to selfie: Make sure you extend your arms and snap the picture from above. You must be looking up. You will look younger. Social media doesn’t like wrinkles … bad skin … or skinny lips.

“Before I started being body positive on Instagram I would’ve posted the photo on the left (sucking in my tummy as much as possible) and said something along the lines of ‘gained a bit of fat this week’ when in reality, what I look relaxed currently is like the photo on the right.”

The harm that has been done to our psyche is profound. Apparently, the psyche is quite gullible. It does believe the stories shown on social media are true. So our psyche starts putting on some pretty outlandish masks to keep up with the Jones’ psyche. It is a constant challenge to keep up with the Joneses. The Joneses can’t even keep up with Joneses. No one can. It’s a sucker’s game.

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What is the result of wearing a mask? – depression, anxiety, frustration, shame. The “Mask-Wearer” knows it’s not true. And they are terrified of being found out. Imagine the fear of being outed as a fraud. And more unsettling is this; if someone falls for that mask you’ve been wearing, don’t believe they’ve fallen for you. They are enamoured with the mask: the image. And the image isn’t real.

Let’s bring a Revolution of Real. Put down the mask. And promise yourself that you will never be anything other than your most authentic self. Masks wear very thin, very fast. Authentic beauty lasts forever.

recommended Read: Instagram User Reveals The Truth Behind Those Fitness Photos

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7 Thought-Provoking Short Films You Can Watch Now For Free Online

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  • The Facts:

    Film has the ability to capture our emotions and move us in what are sometimes very productive ways. We'll show you 7 thought-provoking short films you might love watching.

  • Reflect On:

    How do these films make you feel from watching them? How do they relate to your own life? What action can you take after watching these?

The world of film has always captivated me. Whether it be its ability to present a supernatural reality I’ll never get to experience, or its ability to accurately depict an emotion I can relate to, there really is something surreal about going to or staying in to watch a movie.

And while the subscription numbers to popular film and television streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime certainly suggest that I likely don’t need to sell you on choosing to watch them, I do believe that a pitch needs to be made for the particular variety of them that I’m suggesting within this article.

That variety of course, is short films. The unofficial younger sibling to feature-length films that aside from those that happen to play before a popular Pixar film, or those that are nominated for an Academy Award, often go largely unnoticed by the masses. So I’d like to present a list of 7 thought-provoking independently made short films that you can watch for free online now as part of the Spirit Film Festival until the end of October.

1. Uncaptured

How often do you consciously choose to sit in silence? And better yet, is it even readily available to you? The short film Uncaptured explores the emotional and physical impact that setting aside conscious time to be in silence can have on the thoughts, programs and belief systems we have stored within us.

Through a series of interviews we are given insight in alignment with the famous Thomas Carlyle quote the film presents just after its title card: “Silence is as deep as eternity; Speech is as shallow as time.” WATCH UNCAPTURED

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2. The Nine Billion Names of God

Based on the book by Arthur C. Clarke -most infamously known as to co-writer of 2001: A Space Odyssey with Stanley Kubrick –The Nine Billion Names of God tells the story of a Tibetan monk who seeks to list all of the names of God with the help an automatic sequence computer.

Based in 1957, the short film is beautifully shot and is carried from start to finish by a beautiful score, perfectly setting the stage for a thought-provoking adventure. WATCH THE NINE BILLIONS NAMES OF GOD

3. Leave Of Presence

If you were asked to list what would make you happy in life, a well-paying job and vibrant social life would likely make the list. Yet the presence of both of those elements didn’t stop Sudha Suthanthiram from dropping everything to head to India in search of her true calling.

This short narrative film runs less than 5 minutes in length yet it offers great food for thought for all of us questioning our purpose in life. WATCH LEAVE OF PRESENCE

4. Nectar of Devotion

Nectar of Devotion shares the fascinating transition made by the one-time frontman for an acid rock band into GuruGanesha Singh Khalsa. While his former life offered much of the surface-level pleasures that so many of us fantasize about, GuruGanesha delves into how his new life has created a happiness unlike ever before.

The short film runs under 7 minutes in length and goes into detail on the difficulties associated with making the transition and how his new kirtan rock band is making the type of impact he always desired having on others. WATCH NECTAR OF DEVOTION

5. Graham: A Dog’s Story

Whether or not you consider yourself a dog lover, Graham: A Dog’s Story is a funny and touching short film told from the perspective of a dog. From being introduced into the family, to “letting go” we’re led through so many of the stages that owners and their favorite pets often go through in life without much attention.

While the short film is carried by a comedic voiceover, it delves into many unexpected stages of a dog’s life including the impact that they have on us even long after they are gone. WATCH GRAHAM: A DOG’S STORY

6. Bekia

In just 6 minutes, Bekia powerfully shares the story of Hamdy, a seller of used goods doing everything he can to make a living on the streets of Cairo. Director Alia Adel effectively takes us into a world that most of us would never have otherwise known about.

The short is beautifully shot and well worth 6 minutes of your life. WATCH BEKIA

7. I Am Here

I Am Here is a unique short put together by the National Film Board of Canada that follows a mysterious animated travellers journey to discover the origin of life. Carried by a riveting score by composer duo Menalon, the film delves into themes and subject matter we would all benefit from pondering on.

Running just over 5 minutes in length, I Am Here manages to take a look at a lot of the questions so many of us have buried within us. WATCH I AM HERE

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