Avatar Recalls the Ancient World
James Cameron, writer and director of the amazing film Avatar, has obviously plugged into the Unified Field of consciousness (Jung called it the "collective unconscious"). The film resonates with viewers because our cellular memory recalls the ancient world where we all could talk to the animals, the trees and grass and all of nature, a world in which we were clairvoyant, clairaudient, clairsentient, and all communication was telepathic. >>>Restless Spirits
In China, ancient human sacrifice has given way to modern tomb-tending ceremonies, but the dead still make demands.
n the village of Spring Valley, people rarely spoke of the dead, and they didn't like to reminisce. "This place was always so poor," villagers said if I asked about the old days, and then they fell silent.>>>
Blessed by burning sage and heart-thumping drumming, more than 100 people celebrated inside one of the nation's first churches that brought Christianity to the Native Americans.
The Mashpee Wampanoag tribal elders yesterday cut the ribbon on the renovated Old Indian Meetinghouse, thus reopening the oldest Indian meetinghouse in the United States. Though tribe members admitted yesterday that distinction has been a mixed blessing, they were united by the important role the meetinghouse has played in their culture over the past 325 years.>>>
Think of "Avatar" as "The Jazz Singer" of 3-D filmmaking. Think of it as the most expensive and accomplished Saturday matinee movie ever made. Think of it as the ultimate James Cameron production.
Whatever way you choose to look at it, "Avatar's" shock and awe demand to be seen. You've never experienced anything like it, and neither has anyone else.
In the United States, most of the archaeology is about Native American cultures. Yet nationwide, there are only about 15 Native American doctorate-level archaeologists involved in the interpretation of their archaeological past. Today, William "Rex" Weeks joins their ranks as the first Native American to receive a doctoral degree with a specialization in archeology from Arizona State University's highly competitive anthropology program. His inspiring success story was shared during the commencement ceremony.>>>