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Below are a range of video resources that support a transformation in human consciousness.

Films and documentaries  top^

Acting on Faith: Women's New Religious Activism in America

A documentary that offers an intimate look at the lives and work of three American women – one Buddhist, one Hindu, and one Muslim – for whom faith, activism, and identity are deeply intertwined. Their stories help us to consider the compatibility of feminism and religion, and the tension of being a voice of critique without alienating one's community or inviting outside prejudice.
Center on Religion & the Professions website, linked 08/16
http://www.religionandprofessions.org/244/film-acting-on-faith/

Burning Times

An in-depth look at the witch-hunts that swept through Europe just a few hundred years ago, with false accusations, massive torture and burnings at the stake, which led ultimately to the destruction of an organic way of life. Part two of a 3-part series on women and spirituality.
National Film Board of Canada, linked 08/16
http://www.nfb.ca/film/burning_times

FLT films

Makes documentary films which explore the ethical and spiritual dimensions of contemporary life, focusing on issues such as inter-religious dialogue and cross-cultural encounter, reconciliation and conflict resolution, social and cultural renewal after war.
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.fltfilms.org.uk/index.html

Focus on Film

Reviews on 38 films; some would be classified as 'spiritual' while others may need more reflection to find the spiritual underpinnings.
Explore Faith website, linked 08/16
http://www.explorefaith.org/resources/film/index.php

For the Next 7 Generations: The Grandmothers Speak

A full-length documentary about the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers from around the globe - the Arctic Circle, North, Central and South America, Asia and Africa - who have come together because they were told in prophecy that their ancestral ways of prayer, peace-making and healing are vitally needed in the world today.
Film website, linked 08/16
http://www.forthenext7generations.com/

FORA.tv Films

FORA.tv Films offers free, and paid-membership, and fee-based video viewing of live events, lectures, and debates of the world's top documentary programs, presenting films that offer compelling analysis of important social issues, great thinkers, and mind-bending, big ideas. Free trailers to sample some films.
Website, linked 08/16
http://fora.tv/

Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate

In the PBS film Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate, acclaimed writer, producer and director Helen Whitney explores a compelling range of stories, from personal betrayal to global reconciliation after genocide. One preview clip available on the site, approx 11 minutes long.
PBS website, linked 08/16
http://www.pbs.org/show/forgiveness/

Full Circle

Part three of a 3-part series on women and spirituality. Drawing on the customs, rites and knowledge of the past, the film envisions a sustainable future where domination is replaced with respect. At the centre of these discussions is a reverence for the Earth-a sacred circle which we must protect. No longer in the NFB library. S&P provide a film review.
S&P website, linked 08/16
http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/films/films.php?id=6371

Global Oneness Project

A web-based video initiative that seeks to inspire dialogue about new ways of working in our interconnected world by filming interviews with people from a variety of disciplines as they share their stories and insights about ways of approaching life from a non-dualistic perspective.
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.globalonenessproject.org/

Goddess Remembered

A documentary salute to 35,000 years of "pre-history," to the values of ancestors only recently remembered, and to the goddess-worshipping religions of the ancient past, linking the loss of goddess-centred societies with today's environmental crisis. Part one of a 3-part series on women and spirituality.
National Film Board of Canada, linked 08/16
http://www.nfb.ca/film/goddess_remembered/

Grandmother's Tribe

A documentary film that casts an unobstructed and compassionate lens onto the lives of two Kenyan grandmothers - village and urban - who find themselves in the riptide of the African AIDS pandemic. It is a story of love, tenderness, loss and courage.
Film website, linked 08/16
http://www.agrandmotherstribe.com/

Journey of the Universe

This film project and companion book is a collaboration of evolutionary philosopher Brian Swimme and historian of religions Mary Evelyn Tucker. They weave a tapestry that draws together scientific discoveries in astronomy, geology, and biology with humanistic insights concerning the nature of the universe. This project includes both a companion book and a 13-part educational series. (fee)
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.journeyoftheuniverse.org/

Link TV: Global Spirit

Global Spirit: an inquiry into the universe of human consciousness. A wealth of archived interviews, films, documentary trailers, and film synopsis including: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, spirit healers, the ecstatic state, the concept of Oneness, Fierce Light and more.
Link TV website, linked 08/16
http://www.linktv.org/globalspirit

Mother Wove the Morning, History of

A one-woman play in which Carol Lynn Pearson performs sixteen women throughout history in search of the female face of God. History of 'Mother Wove the Morning' - introduction from book.
Carol Lynn Pearson, linked 08/16
http://www.women-at-heart.com/divinefeminine.html

Neti Neti Media

Neti Neti Media's mission is to create products that inspire and empower people to live fully expressed lives.
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.netinetimedia.com/

People v. The State of Illusion Movie

View a movie trailer and read background. The documentary questions what is reality and reveals how our perceptions can actually create reality. The film includes some of the nation’s leading thinkers in the fields of neuroscience, biochemistry, psychology, quantum physics, sociology, and consciousness theory, including Dr. Thomas Moore, Dr. Candace Pert, Debbie Ford, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Dr. Robert Jahn, Dr. Peter Senge, Brenda Dunne, and Dr. Michael Vandermark. It is an inspiring and compelling movie that will enlighten your mind and elevate your spirit.
Website, linked 08/16
http://thestateofillusion.com/?s=People+v.+The+State+of+Illusion+Movie

Requiem for a Faith

A 1979 documentary of Tibetan Buddhism including the Tibetan belief system, the lavishly colorful artwork and dance, the monks engaged in lively debate, the role of the Dalai Lama and the many methods used in the journey towards enlightenment.
Hartley Film Foundation, linked 08/16
http://hartleyfoundation.org/requiem-faith

Sacred Land Film Project

Earth Island Institute’s Sacred Land Film Project produces a variety of media and educational materials — films, videos, DVDs, articles, photographs, school curricula materials and Web site content — to deepen public understanding of sacred places, indigenous cultures and environmental justice.
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.sacredland.org/

Shift-A Movie

Trailer for 'The Movie Being Made by a Movement,' six minutes in length. Other video shorts available at end of trailer.
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.theshiftmovie.com/

Short Cut to Nirvana

An award-winning documentary about the Kumbh Mela spiritual festival that takes place near Allahabad, India, every 12 years, attracting 70 million pilgrims. From this incredible event comes a powerful and uplifting message of harmony, unity and peace for all humanity. 3 minute trailer available for view.
Nete Neti Media website, linked 08/16
http://www.netinetimedia.com/films_shortcut.shtml

Signs Out of Time

A documentary on archeologist Marija Gimbutas, who found that Europe’s origins lay in a cooperative, peaceful, neolitihic Goddess culture. Her theories challenge conventional archaeology, spirituality, theology, and religious studies, while inspiring artists, feminists, environmentalists and activists. Short video clip available.
Archaeology Channel website, linked 08/16
https://www.archaeologychannel.org/events-guide/international-film-and-video-festival/165-archived-festival-pages/tac-fest-2007-pages/786-signs-out-of-time-the-story-of-marija-gimbutas

Spiritual Cinema Circle

Provides members with entertaining, soulful movies that awaken a sense of joy and wonder, inspire love and compassion, and evoke a deeper sense of connection with the universe around you.
Website, Linked 08/16
http://www.spiritualcinemacircle.com/

Radio and TV  top^

30 Good Minutes

A collection of inspirational videos and text featuring religious thinkers from America, stories of personal faith, and reflections on spiritual topics, gathered from television broadcasts of 30 Good Minutes, a weekly ecumenical and interfaith program on WTTW 11 (PBS) in Chicago.
Website, linked 08/16
http://schedule.wttw.com/series/4301/30-Good-Minutes/

BBS Radio

A media portal, primarily encompassing Internet and Radio, dedicated to sharing information and inspiration in the pursuit of understanding, awareness, and peace. Live talk shows, music, and thousands of archived programs (access fee to archives).
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.bbsradio.com/

Big Ideas

Lectures featured on the program expose us to the differing ways of defining what matters and how that affects our understanding of the world as it is and as it is likely to be. Audio and video podcasts available.
TVO website, linked 08/16
http://bigideas.tvo.org/

Bioneers Radio Series

The Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature is a 13-part radio and audio series. Great social and scientific innovators of our time celebrate the genius of nature and human ingenuity. The scope covers biomimicry, ecological design, social and racial justice, women’s leadership, ecological medicine, indigenous knowledge, spirituality and psychology.
Website, linked 08/16
http://media.bioneers.org/radio-series/

CBC Radio - Tapestry

Tapestry deals with the more subtle news of life - a thoughtful consideration of what it means to be human. Hour-long sessions in which rabbis and poets get equal time on the topic of faith, science-fiction writers and physicist-priests ponder the great creation myths, athletes explore the hero's journey as a spiritual metaphor, and architects examine the idea of space for the soul. A wealth of archived talks.
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.cbc.ca/tapestry/

Explore Your Spirit with Kala

Mind, body, and spirit talk radio hosted by Kayla Ambrose, with a wealth of archived interviews.
Website, linked 08/16
http://exploreyourspirit.com/radio/

Gaiam TV

Gaiam TV is now Gaia and is an online community dedicated to providing transformational media. By subscription (fee). Providing new perspectives, collective wisdom and tools to make real-life changes.
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.gaiamtv.com/

Hay House Radio

An on-line radio with live and archived broadcasts covering a multitude of soul-related subjects.
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.hayhouseradio.com/

Interfaith Voices

A US-based religious news magazine on public radio and an independent resource for religious and secular listeners on 62 stations nationwide.
Website, linked 08/16
http://interfaithradio.org/

New Dimensions Foundation

A broadcast radio educational organization supported by listeners whose primary activity is the independent production of broadcast dialogues and other quality programs that explore creative solutions to urgent challenges facing humankind.
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.newdimensions.org/

Oasis TV

An innovative cable network and independent content provider of branded Body-Mind-Spirit video programming. Its content encompasses the following broad range of topics: Health & Healing, Metaphysics & Spirituality, Earth & Environment, World Peace, Visionary Arts, and Personal Growth.
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.watchotv.com/

Odyssey Networks

Odyssey Networks is a coalition of Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith groups dedicated to achieving interfaith understanding through the production and distribution of media that affirm the highest values of the human spirit.
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.odysseynetworks.org/

On Being

Public radio programs about religion, meaning, ethics, and spiritual ideas. What does it mean to be human? What matters in a life? What matters in a death? How to love? How to be of service to each other and to the world?
Website, linked 08/16
http://onbeing.org/

Unity Online Radio

The Unity Online Radio Network is a platform for spiritual and New Thought discussions. Now a Facebook page with links.
Website, linked 08/16
https://www.facebook.com/unityfm/

What We’re Thinking About

What We’re Thinking About Tuesdays at 6 PM, CST. A cutting-edge show about living a more positive and Spiritual life. Whether it is tools for transforming your life or techniques to deepen your Spiritual practice, Ken Ludwig always has guests that present you with something to ponder long after the show is over!
Co-Creator Radio Network website, linked 08/16
http://www.co-creatornetwork.com/hosts/thinkingabout/host_bio.htm

Webcasts  top^

Ageless Wisdom, The

An Esoteric site offering various videos under the headings of Astrology, History, Psychology, The Reappearance, Philosophy, and The Unbounded. Also offers a 4-part video presentation based on esoteric teachings; inspired by the books of Alice Bailey.
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.theagelesswisdom.net/

Animating the Golden Rule

Four-part series (24 min total). The DVD features students in three Toronto high schools embodying golden rule values by way of skits, artwork, interviews, music, dance & rap. The film eloquently demonstrates how character education can be engendered in young people using play, creativity and the arts. This 23-minute movie is very useful for teachers and youth leaders because of its themes of youth, global citizenship, multiculturalism, ethics, diversity and the arts.
Scarboro Missions website, linked 08/16
http://www.scarboromissions.ca/Golden_rule/animating_gold.php

Big Picture TV

Streams free video clips within 16 categories of leading experts, thinkers, and activists in environmental and social sustainability offering analysis and commentary from a growing number of world leaders including scientists, journalists, economists, businessmen, designers and politicians.
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.bigpicture.tv/

Conscious Media Network

One of the largest multi-media libraries serving the global conscious community with resources focused on evolution, the pursuit of personal development, and the application of individual responsibility within our global community
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.consciousmedia.co/home.htm

Consciousness Matters

This 9 minute video was produced for IONS' 2011 Conference in San Francisco, CA, "Noetic 2.0: Tools & Technologies for a World Transforming". It features Edgar Mitchell, Deepak Chopra, Marilyn Schlitz, Dean Radin and Cassandra Vieten in an exploration of the mysteries of inner space and the questions and values that drive the work of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. For almost 40 years the Institute of Noetic Sciences has explored the fundamental powers and potentials of consciousness using the tools of basic science.
Vimeo website, linked 08/16
https://vimeo.com/27269555

Consider Forgiveness

26 short video clips on forgiveness presented by the Fetzer Institute. Consider Forgiveness features interviews with leaders and scholars from the Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, and Christian traditions. View these clips to learn more about each faith's approach to forgiveness and how it relates to justice, love, compassion, retribution, revenge, and empathy.
Fetzer Institute website, linked 08/16
http://www.fetzer.org/resources/resource-detail/?resource_id=1000011

Cutting Edge Consciousness

The Cutting Edge Consciousness Podcast Series examines new ideas, exploring new ways to think of, and view, the world. There is a special emphasis on the link between Science and Spirituality, exploring new thoughts and groundbreaking discoveries in the emerging fields of quantum physics, cell biology, neuroscience and psychology. Now a Facebook page with links to podcasts.
Website, linked 08/16
https://www.facebook.com/Cutting-Edge-Consciousness-142039075807389//

Dalai Lama in Vancouver: 2004

Webcasts: "Universal Responsibility" (1:26:25), "Good Heart - Full Life" (2:02:06), "Balancing Educating the Mind with Educating the Heart" (1:58:57)
The University of British Columbia, linked 08/16
http://events.onlinebroadcasting.com/dalailama/042004/index2.php?page=launch

Dropping Knowledge

Dropping Knowledge invites you to question yourself and the world around you, and provides various videos (including the Table of Free Voices), dialogues, and answers from the Table of Free Voices which took place in September of 2006.
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.droppingknowledge.org/bin/home/home.page

Fetzer Institute Video Resources

Over 150 video resources for viewing. An online library of the Institute's projects, partners, videos, publications, talks, research, and more.
Fetzer website, linked 08/16
http://www.fetzer.org/resources/resources-search-results/?type=media&resource_type_id=6

Forum Network

Features thousands of lectures by some of the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policy makers, and community leaders, available to citizens of the world for free. The Forum Network is a PBS and NPR public media service in collaboration with public stations and community partners across the United States.
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.wgbh.org/programs/Forum-Network-1694?

International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, Part 1

An overview of the history of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, profiling the 13 women on the Council. Parts 2 and 3 are also available on YouTube.
YouTube website, linked 08/16
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=ASE0Ri_0F8g

Karen Armstrong TED Prize Wish: The Charter for Compassion

A 22-minute video of Karen Armstrong's wish for the launch and propagation of a Charter for Compassion at a TED talk in Feb of 2008. The Charter was launched in Nov of 2009. http://charterforcompassion.org/
TED website, linked 08/16
http://www.ted.com/talks/karen_armstrong_makes_her_ted_prize_wish_the_charter_for_compassion.html

Kindness Videos

Videos that inspire kindness in the classroom, around town, in the workplace and in your community. Over 28 videos available for viewing.
Random Acts website, linked 08/16
https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/learn-about-kindness

New Earth Web Event

Ten classes by Oprah Winfrey and Eckart Tolle to move through through "A New Earth" chapter by chapter. Watch the webcasts on Oprah.com or download them.
Oprah Winfrey website, linked 08/16
http://www.oprah.com/oprahsbookclub/A-New-Earth-Syllabus

New School at Commonweal, The

An archived wealth of podcasts, 'Conversations from The New School at Commonweal'. The New School at Commonweal is a learning community of almost 2,000 people dedicated to learning what matters; the school is part of Commonweal, a health, environmental and educational center in Bolinas, California. The New School presents conversations, book signings, art, and other collaborative events.
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.commonweal.org/new-school/TNS_Library.html

New Story, The

A 10-part streaming video documentary. A very well presented documentary with Brian Swimme positing that we need a new story to go forward.
Youtube website, By Brian Swimme, linked 08/16
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEAE66D74118D75D5

No Separation

A 5-minute video clip exploring the questions "what does spirit mean to you?" and "how do you bring spirit into work?" Spirit at Work, Creative Video Contest
Website, by Cathy Zheutlin and Wendy Russel, linked 08/16
http://vimeo.com/groups/spiritatworkcreative/videos/38669842

Rotating Golden Rule Texts in 13 Religions

A slide series of the Golden Rule texts in 13 religions for viewing online or downloaded.
Scarboro Missions Website, linked 08/16
http://www.scarboromissions.ca/Golden_rule/texts.php

SPIRITube

An archive of video shorts available for viewing, offering over 45 categories to choose from.
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.spiritube.com/

Spoken Word

Listen for free to thought-provoking and inspiring ideas on the Great Mystery website. Categories include: new science & metaphysics, interdimensional realms, mind-body healing, heart & soul, indigenous wisdom / shamanism, purpose & livelihood
Great Mystery website, linked 08/16
http://www.greatmystery.org/spokenword.html

TED

A small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. More than 700 TEDTalks are now available, free under a Creative Commons license, with more added each week.
TED website, linked 08/16
http://www.ted.com/

Video and Audio Highlights from Carolyn Myss

Hours of (free) video and audio highlights from CMED (Caroline Myss Education) workshops and events.
Website, linked 08/16
http://www.myss.com/CMED/media/

Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World

Five lectures providing a profound celebration of the wonder of human genius and spirit as brought into being by culture.
CBC Massey Lectures 2009, Wade Davis, linked 08/16
http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Ideas/Massey+Lectures/ID/2398926896/

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017