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picture5 Nov 2010 @ 12:36, by Max Sandor

Yesterday night we watched "Orí", a film by Raquel Gerber, 1989, 54 minutes.

A documentary, Zeitgeist-style 20+ years ago. But like the 'Zeitgeist' movies, it's more than just a documentary.

"Orí" is an hommage of a young white woman to a black man who died 400 years ago.

The word "Orí" is usually translated as 'head', sometimes as 'destiny'. In this Blog we referenced it quite often in its meaning as 'Higher Self'. As an Aramaic fragment within the Yoruba language, it is the concept of the action of 'Or', the 'light' as referenced in the Genesis as "the Elohim said 'there shall be light' and there was light". Which makes the Yoruban Archons, the Orisha, 'Beings of Light', if one would follow the common Genesis interpretation.

The multi-layered Yoruba language allows also for the interpretation of "Orí" as "that who sees". But, personally I prefer 'vibration' instead of light, comparing it to 'oro', the sound of the 'word', which aligns it with the famous 'in the beginning was the word' as the principle of the first manifestation.

In any case, the title "Orí" seems strange for a documentary about the attempt of a quiet revolution.

What would happen if some people just walked out of society, into the woods, and created there own society, free of dogmas, money-tokens, and forced labor, a society in which every race can coexist in equal rights?

The latter ideal of course promised by modern Western society and being betrayed in every sense of its letters. Yet the Quilombo movement in Brazil 400 years ago was exactly that: the attempt of a quiet revolution, a walk-out from a suppressive society. Not, like usual, to create just another oppressive social structure, cults and such, but peaceful coexistence and honoring the beauty and abundance of nature.

And that's what Berger's film is about: creating a new destiny, a new orientation, a new head, "Orí", and she couldn't have found a better title for her grand work than that.

But Raquel Gerber is not just another Pierre Verger. Daughter to European wartime immigrants, she links legend and history to the realities of today's society, not just Brazil, but the world. Far from encapsulated into the modern relics of African religion like Verger in the 50s, Gerber documented OUR times of today, comparing them subtly to the memories of past centuries, invoking a dream that lies dormant in all suppressive societies, the dream of freedom and justice, of peace and happiness, of coexistence with nature, invoking Her spirits to celebrate Her beauty.

But back to the future: at the end of the year 2010, more than 20 years after the release of Raquel Gerber's documentary, have the lessons been learned, has the legendary leader Zumbi dos Palmares still enough Meme-power left, more than 400 years after his head was chopped off?

The film "Orí" is celebrating this grand Meme and reminding us at the same time painfully that not that much has changed in fourhundred years than we would like to believe.

Brazil celebrates the first woman to be its leader after the recent election, or, 56 percent of its population at least. But what comes to mind is really Princess Isabel who, on the 13th of May in the year 1888, signed the law to ban slavery in Brazil, and who was its first senator.

Forced slavery has largely been abolished in the world. It has been replaced by 'voluntary servitude' for all of us except a very few.

Does the Zeitgeist movement create a new Quilombo?

Strange words, indeed, but in a world of twisted words and broken promises we have no other chance than to fight double-speak with new-speak, unless we revive the Memes of the past, or both.

Lastly, the film "Orí" is a film of a woman who looks at women, across continents and centuries. Its inspiration arrives through transcending the historic context of slavery and illustrating our situation today, reviving the Meme of Quilombo, the Zeitgeist movement of 400 years ago.

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5 Nov 2010 @ 15:33 by daniela @ : OR
would argue that right now we know more detail ABOUT the energy. the potential, the volition, the duty of 'Or' i/o and, as pure Truth, as an expression of Nature, like a lighthouse guiding the Destiny of Humans and at the same time is "THE LIGHT OF TIMES", and probably is revealing to us by dropping Her veils slowly.
It will be very, VERY MUCH, important to reassess the concept of "duty" used here.
And 'no longer seen as a "fulfillment", a sense of filling a void, an action of giving. Not as a debt that destiny, Being, has on his shoulders. A possible contribution, volunteer, harmonious and in this sense due.

It 's like the force of the river that goes to the sea that does not make sense that it is stopped. it's time in the cycle, which was light and was verb.
there will always be more conscious people who feel and see that as the veils fall.
MAx, congratulations to the description so simple , loving, gentle and loyal of Ori's force.  

5 Nov 2010 @ 15:40 by mx @ : thnx but..
your description is much more poetic than mine :)

by the way, you should have the DVD of this film, too. I remember giving it to Lucio in Dec 2004..  

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Not as a debt that destiny, Being, has on his shoulders.

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17 Mar 2016 @ 09:02 by lmx @ : sdf
Tri-mouth sighed: "Do you eat is also really solid flesh!" And waved. Pan child knowing this old guy tied up with him the way, we can save a lot of things yet.

This old man one hundred or not, there is no way, according to his statement, he said that the place to day. Kui open in front, we accelerated feet away, walking to see the map, with map and hope that the memory of the old man can get there before dark, we have gone half a day, a start could still speak, and later on I think how green eyes green eyes grow dim, people constantly yawned, straight to sleep. Suddenly, the old man stopped not go.

Pan child scolded: "You play any tricks?"

The old man looked at the side of the trees, trembling voice: "That is ...... ...... what?"

We turn to have a look and saw that the grass twinkling, turned out to be a cell phone  

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MAX SANDOR Very use full and interesting
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