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Godless Mystic
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produced by University of Surrey (Surrey, England: University of Surrey, 2015), 3 mins
This thesis examines the psychology of "belief" between believers and atheists. Can an understanding of how beliefs are constructed lead to a greater understanding and reduction of "belief based" conflicts?
produced by University of Surrey (Surrey, England: University of Surrey, 2015), 3 mins
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Secrets of the Dead, Season 15, Episode 1, Vampire Legend
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directed by Kate Thomas-Couth, fl. 2015, Nicholas Head, fl. 2006 and Toby Fenn, fl. 2015; produced by Lucy Swingler, fl. 2008 and Margi Kerns, fl. 2000, Icon Films, in Secrets of the Dead, Season 15, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2015), 55 mins
Bram Stoker penned his gothic horror Dracula and popularized the vampire myth -- but evidence now suggests those myths originating in England, not Eastern Europe. Oxford professor John Blair follows clues that offer insight into the formation of the myths. The cases hint at a belief that the dead could rise and br...
directed by Kate Thomas-Couth, fl. 2015, Nicholas Head, fl. 2006 and Toby Fenn, fl. 2015; produced by Lucy Swingler, fl. 2008 and Margi Kerns, fl. 2000, Icon Films, in Secrets of the Dead, Season 15, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2015), 55 mins
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Kabbalah Me
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directed by Steven E. Bram, fl. 1994-2014 and Judah Lazarus, fl. 2014; produced by Steven E. Bram, fl. 1994-2014 (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2014), 1 hour 20 mins
Kabbalah Me follows a personal journey into the spiritual phenomenon known as Kabbalah. Rooted in the Torah and Talmud, Kabbalah has been studied by leading Judaic scholars for many centuries, but many Jews are unaware or uninformed about Kabbalah and its significance. The film tells the story of how co-director S...
directed by Steven E. Bram, fl. 1994-2014 and Judah Lazarus, fl. 2014; produced by Steven E. Bram, fl. 1994-2014 (New York, NY: First Run Features, 2014), 1 hour 20 mins
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Witchcraft
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produced by National Geographic (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2013), 6 mins
A story on witchcraft in Mexico City. Anthropologist Anthony Zavaleta and healer Alberto Salinas inspect hill where they find several objects buried in order to cast spells and hex others.
produced by National Geographic (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2013), 6 mins
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Witchcraft
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produced by National Geographic (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2013), 4 mins
A story about witchcraft in Catemaco, Mexico. Both white and black magic are discussed, including the history of witchcraft in Catemaco, and white magic healing powers. A black magic ritual is performed at end of short.
produced by National Geographic (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2013), 4 mins
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Yangon Film School, Lady of the Lake
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directed by Zaw Naing Oo, fl. 2011; produced by Yangon Film School, in Yangon Film School (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2014), 21 mins
Governments – even decades-old military regimes – may come and go but, like many rural communities in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), the lives of the villagers of Pyun Su on the banks of Moe Yun Gyi lake are pervaded by deeper traditions – above all the lively cult of the nat.
directed by Zaw Naing Oo, fl. 2011; produced by Yangon Film School, in Yangon Film School (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2014), 21 mins
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American Mystic
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directed by Alex Mar; composed by Nathan Larson, 1970-; produced by Nicholas Shumaker (Alive Mind, 2010), 1 hour 22 mins
Set against the rich, color-soaked backdrop of America's rural landscapes, Alex Mar's lyrical first work is a bold and artful documentary that braids together the stories of three young Americans who have chosen to sacrifice comforts in order to embrace the fringes of alternative religion. The subjects include Chu...
directed by Alex Mar; composed by Nathan Larson, 1970-; produced by Nicholas Shumaker (Alive Mind, 2010), 1 hour 22 mins
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Guadalupe: A Living Image
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directed by Luca Trovellesi Cesana; composed by Isacco Favazza (Janson Media, 2010), 1 hour 48 mins
Guadalupe A Living Image December 1531, Mexico. The Virgin Mary appears to Juan Diego, a humble Indian peasant, but at first, no one believes him. On her request the Indian peasant wraps some Castilian roses in his 'tilma,' which had mysteriously bloomed on the barren rock at his feet. He is given an audience wi...
directed by Luca Trovellesi Cesana; composed by Isacco Favazza (Janson Media, 2010), 1 hour 48 mins
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Return to the Land of Souls
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directed by Jordi Esteva, 1951-; produced by Centre National des Arts et de la Culture. Côte d'Ivoire, Siwa Productions and TV3 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2016), 1 hour 11 mins
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In the 21st century, many ancestral beliefs are struggling to survive in a hostile, fast-changing world. In southeast Côte d'Ivoire, some Akan communities still make contact with the spirits through Komians or animistic priests who go into a trance and are possessed by the spirits of the Forest and the Waters. Je...
directed by Jordi Esteva, 1951-; produced by Centre National des Arts et de la Culture. Côte d'Ivoire, Siwa Productions and TV3 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2016), 1 hour 11 mins
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Mythic Journeys
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directed by Whitney Boe and Steven Boe; produced by Whitney Boe and Steven Boe (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 2009), 1 hour 37 mins
...and many othersWith gorgeous stop-motion animation and enlightening interviews. Mythic Journeys seeks to reclaim the power of myth, which is the reservoir of human wisdom. The filmmakers gained access to Deepak Chopra and other spiritual leaders for a rich and stimulating dialogue, which is woven in with the as...
directed by Whitney Boe and Steven Boe; produced by Whitney Boe and Steven Boe (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 2009), 1 hour 37 mins
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