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TRANSITIONS FILM FESTIVAL >> MELBOURNE 15th - 23rd FEBRUARY 2013

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UNDERGROWTH.ORG is proud to partner with THE SUSTAINABLE LIVING FESTIVAL for the second annual Transitions Film Festival, Australia’s largest solutions-focused sustainability film event from the 15th to the 23rd of February inMelbourne, Autralia.

 After 12 months of scouring the globe for the most inspirational cutting-edge sustainability documentaries, we are proud to present the 2013 festival program, featuring an amazing line-up of films including Matt Damon's Promised Land, The Sundance Institute's A Fierce Green Fire and the highly anticipated Chasing Ice. The festival will run from the 15th to the 23rd of February, 2013 at Federation Square, ACMI and Cinema Nova showcasing 6 national premieres, 15 feature films and documentaries and over two dozen short films.


The Biological Advantage of Awe > Jason Silva

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This video was created by @JasonSilva and shot and edited with my friends at Bravo Media, and is non-commercial and for educational and inspirational purposes only. Full credits and clip attributions can be found below. This video was inspired by three big ideas:
1) The ideas of psychologist Nicholas Humphrey who has written of "THE BIOLOGICAL ADVANTAGE OF BEING AWESTRUCK". Basically, our ability to awe was biologically selected for by evolution because it imbues our lives with sense of cosmic significance that has resulted in a species that works harder not just to survive but to flourish and thrive...
"Humphrey refers to consciousness as a magic show that you stage for yourself inside your head, which lights up the world and makes you feel special and transcendent... this magical theater provides a reason to live, a love of occupying the present moment, and a desire to sustain it into the future, that over time has proved stronger than anything else, and accounts for humanity’s swift and triumphant success--
Humphrey says “being enchanted by the magic of experience, rather than being just an aid to survival, provides an essential incentive to survive.”
"We relish just being here. We feel “the yen to confirm and renew, in small ways or large, our own occupancy of the present moment, to go deeper, to extend it, to revel in being there, and when we have the skill, to celebrate it in words..”
Our desire to understand brings exquisite pleasure... and feeds our exploratory voyage, our scientific inquiry, our technological development, and even our poetic self-regard..
More: online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703858404576214771893335998.html
2) The Stanford study that found that AWE is clinically good for you, expanding perception of time, increasing compassion and empathy and promoting well being:
More: theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/07/study-awe-inspiring-experiences-change-our-perception-of-time/260138/
3) Ross Andersen's rapturous meditation on the ontological awakening of our psyches provided by the Hubble Space Telescope: "At first glancing the Deep FIELD “one might mistake it for gemstones scattered across black velvet, but a closer look reveals that each smudge of light, 2,600 in all, is a galaxy dense with billions of star-fired worlds, pinwheeling in deep time. … To that point, astronomy had imaged objects only four billion light years away, and poorly at that. Here a telescope reached 11 and a half billion light years into space and delivered an image legible to the layman: an unprecedented expansion of human vision."
More: lareviewofbooks.org/article.php?id=331
**Music by John Murphy - "Kaneda's Death Pt 2" from Sunshine Soundtrack
itunes.apple.com/us/album/sunshine-music-from-motion/id297702863
**Featuring Stock Footage from Shutterstock
Still images courtesy of THE IMAGINARY FOUNDATION - imaginaryfoundation.com/
And clips from Knate Myers' "ISS at Night" featuring NASA images: vimeo.com/45878034
Camera: Liam O' Sullivan
Edited by Jess Betz and Jason Silva 
Shot and edited at BRAVO MEDIA - bravomediainc.com/
 


AYA: AWAKENINGS > VIDEO PREVIEW featuring music by TIPPER

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A special music video trailer of the new Undergrowth produced documentary project AYA: AWAKENINGS featuring the track 'Ever Decreasing Circles' by beats maestro TIPPER. Video edited by the films Co-Director, Timothy Parish of Verb Studios

AYA: Awakenings is a narrative documentary into the world and visions of ayahuasca shamanism, adapted from the cult book 'Aya: a Shamanic Odyssey' by Rak Razam. By blending narration directly from the book with video footage, interviews with practicing curanderos, samples of traditional icaros or magic songs, photographs and cutting edge special effects, Aya: Awakenings reproduces the inner landscape of the visionary state in unprecedented detail, invoking a spiritual awakening in the viewer.


RAP NEWS > THE WAR ON TERRA

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http://www.thejuicemedia.com Juice Rap News - Episode 17: The War on Terra. It's 2013 and the world did not end by meteorite or by Mayan calendar. But fear not: we might just be able to get the job done ourselves. Join Robert Foster as he sets out to discover where Civilisation™ is making the fastest progress towards annihilation. In this edition of the Civilisation Report, Robert learns about Australia and Canada - two oft-neglected pioneers of peace, progress and prosperity - in conversation with our antipodean colonial correspondent Ken Oathcarn and his Canuck counterpart, Fagin Heighbard. Dear viewers, consider this a fair warning that in terms of language and affront to the dominant culture this could get fucking messy.

- Written & created by Giordano Nanni & Hugo Farrant in a suburban backyard home-studio in Melbourne, Australia - on Wurundjeri Land.

- Gratitude to our donors whose generosity has made this episode possible. SUPPORT the creation of new episodes of Juice Rap News, an independent show which relies on private donations: ‪http://thejuicemedia.com/donate



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**CREDITS:

- Main Beat: the appropriately titled "Dangerous Times" by Red Skull: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpC1WEmmBYU
- Orchestral compositions: Adrian Sergovich (a legend)
- Alien Song performed by Jonathan Dreyfus (another legend) and AC/Dickelback, with Justin Olsson (drums). Based on "Englishman in New York" by Sting. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jez Giddings and Craig Harnath at Hothouse Audio St. Kilda. Produced by Jez Giddings and Jonathan Dreyfus.
- Tar Sands video footage: our deepest thanks to Chris of Tundra Punks for putting us in touch with the awesome film-makers who are raising awareness about Mordo...err the Tar Sands and whose footage was used in this episode: Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, Elias and Adrianne from globalonenessproject.org (Cinematography: Emily Topper; Rob Humphries; Editing: Elias Koch; Footage courtesy of Elemental The Film LLC http://www.elementalthefilm.com); Eriel Deranger of Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation; H2Oil animations are courtesy of Shannon Walsh; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOk0Fyov_2A (Animations by James Braithwaite, Dale Hayward & Sylvie Trouves: http://www.h2oildoc.com)
- Thanks to the one and only Franklin Lopez of http://submedia.tv (and Maude) for Canuck cultural consultation and advice. Make sure you check out his 'git'-wrenching film, END:CIV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hx-G1uhRqA
- Video and music editing: Giordano
- Image and website assistance: Zoe Tame http://visualtonic.com.au
- Props: Zoe Umlaut for creating our correspondents' microphones; and Sam for lending us his guitars.
- Thanks to Lucy for assistance with filming and all-round production tasks!
- Captions: Merci to Koolfy from la Quadrature du Net for creating the sync'd English captions for our episodes!

** TRANSLATIONS:
- If you'd like to translate this episode into your language, please contact us via our website ‪http://thejuicemedia.com/contact

** IMPORTANT LINKS:
History is happening! Here is information about what some humans are doing right now to help save what's left of our relationship with this planet.
For more info about Tar Sands, Idle No More; the Kimberleys and Lock the Gate struggles:
http://idlenomore.ca/
http://www.tarsandsblockade.org/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xenYLY5lU58
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPGjOSTW7oQ
http://www.lockthegate.org.au/

if you're optimistic, make sure you watch this documentary:
END:CIV: http://www.submedia.tv/endciv-2011/

The War on Terra: http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/War_on_Terra


Nahko Bear (Medicine for the People) ღ Aloha Ke Akua

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AYA: AWAKENINGS > Australian screening tour 2013

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 AYA: Awakenings is a narrative documentary into the world and visions of ayahuasca shamanism, adapted from the cult book 'Aya: a Shamanic Odyssey' by Rak Razam. By blending narration directly from the book with video footage, interviews with practicing curanderos, samples of traditional icaros or magic songs, photographs and cutting edge special effects, Aya: Awakenings reproduces the inner landscape of the visionary state in unprecedented detail, invoking a spiritual awakening in the viewer.


BLOOM >A JOURNEY THROUGH TRANSFORMATIONAL FESTIVALS

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THE BLOOM: A Journey Through Transformational Festivals from Akira Chan Arts on Vimeo.

The Bloom: A Journey through Transformational Festivals is a new, four-part web series that explores the blossoming cultural renaissance of transformational festivals, immersive participatory realities which are having profound life-changing effects on hundreds of thousands of lives. Starting in summer 2012 into 2013, a team of "light workers and artists" are visiting over 23 transformational festivals around the globe to tell a true story of genuine hope and inspiration for our times. Pointing the way to a bright and promising future, The Bloom explores how these festivals are awakening human consciousness through creativity, love, and joy.


The Origins of Consciousness Tour Down Under October 2012

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In Australia October 2012, Lost Tribes and EGA will be hosting a series of events featuring guest speakers Graham Hancock, Dennis McKenna, Mitch Schultz, and others. The tour will be heading to Melbourne, Brisbane, Byron Bay and Sydney.

 

We are running 3 larger conference type events in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney and two shorter, more intimate workshops in Melbourne and Byron Bay (both have different programs).

 

The Origins of Consciousness Tour 2012: An exploration into Spirituality, Psychedelics, & Ancient Civilizations What is the link between mystical experiences, neuroscience and parallel dimensions? What role have psychedelic plants and ancient shamanism played in the evolution of human imagination? Was there a technologically advanced civilization destroyed in a global cataclysm at the end of the last Ice Age; and as humanity is poised on the cusp of environmental catastrophe, are we doomed to the same fate?


HEART REMAINS > JOELISTICS > Produced by Verb Studios

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The HEART REMAINS OPEN PROJECT invited people from across Australia to contribute video content in response to the track HEART REMAINS from Joelistics's Voyager album: http://www.elefanttraks.com/releases/voyager. The final video is a tapestry of place, culture, people and landscape that paints a portrait of Australia in the 21st Century.

Words and music: Joelistics / Heart Remains (Taken from Voyager/Elefant Traks)
Produced, Directed and Edited by Timothy Parish - Verb Studios

Verb Studios http://www.verbstudios.com.au
SLAM TV - http://slamtv.org
Word Travels http://wordtravels.info

Footage Contributors: Cris Broadhurst, Jasper Smith, Grant VK58GR, Gini Lee, Sundry Productions, San-A, Jenny Grinlington, Michael Fletcher, Kym Fielke, Aime Lou, ABC Open Wide Bay,Darcy Travers,Doecke, Barry Schrapel, Norm Ofstead, Injected Ideas
James Russell, Geoff Oliver, Dave Dwyer, Tracey Lundgren, Pierpaolo Baricchio, Sharon Greenaway, Nicky Forster, Stephanie Riddel, Ty Swanson, Bjorn Rust, Mike Riley, Pasramos, Paul Sellen, Alasdair Shurman, AP_OZ, Ashley Perry, Martin Whipp, Documentary Shop, Will Horne, Liam Monkhouse, Tim Parish

Many thanks to:
Will Tinapple
Sam Hussey
Miles Merrill
Anthea Varigos
Bill Wade
Hamish McDonald
Eric Fassbender
Elefant Traks


The Terence Mckenna Omnibus 2012 - [TMOM 2012]

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http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF7C7C99A3E5FC148

 

"Don't know how many of you know about 'The Terence Mckenna OmniBus 2012' series which we lauched in January with the first 12:12:12 clip, "Who am I?"
There are now 3 clips posted representing the first 3 months of the year with April coming up. The acronym for the series is TMOM2012 and the playlist is here;
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF7C7C99A3E5FC148
 
Like us on FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/TMOM2012
Please tweet @webtrance to show pleasure"
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or you can have the long one; or both:) rewrite if you want...Mx
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'The Terence Mckenna OmniBus 2012' series launched in January 2012 with the first 12:12:12 clip, "Who am I?"
There are now 3 clips posted representing the first 3 months of the year with April coming up. The acronym for the series is TMOM2012 and the playlist is here;
 
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF7C7C99A3E5FC148
 
In December Terence will utter his 2012 predictions.
Yes, this (Lost tapes) footage really exists, as does other unseen stuff that will provoke and astound you.
 
Each 'episode' or 'chapter', will deal with a specific subject.
 
In Chapter One: "Who Am I?" The unfolding of the Mckenna Mojo begins..12 minutes, 12 seconds and 12 frames closer to the Singularity, 'The Eschaton', the 26,000 year Mayan Long Count, The Apocalypse, (Nostradamus), or the end of Kali Yuga. Meantime, social networking continues to be the glue which binds global consciousness to the Arab Uprising, Nuclear Safety issues, ecological devastation, Earth changing natural events, or whatever you think is of the utmost importance. Back in the moment, whatever happens next, the future isn't written, at least not on any kind of a personal level, but just in case, catchup on some headspace from the Bard;
 
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