The Sarabite: Towards an Aesthetic Christianity

There is a continuous attraction, beginning with God, going to the world, and ending at last with God, an attraction which returns to the same place where it began as though in a kind of circle. -Marsilio Ficino

Saturday, September 15, 2007

And You Think You've Had a Bad Day

This is the precredit sequence from Powaqqatsi, the second in the qatsi trilogy. the twenty year artistic collaboration between Godfrey Reggio and Philip Glass.

Powaqqatsi is a hopi word meaning "life in transformation" but in one of his interpretive definition Reggio informs that a powaq is a sort of hopi vampire, and that Powaqqatsi is a sort of life about to be assumed or vampirised. One wonders what the end effect of free trade will be in this context, but it does nothing to take away from the beauty that this film captures of a way of life that may be nearing its end.

-"alogos" from YouTube


At 9:40 PM, Anonymous Michael said...

We are very lucky (those of us who live in a so called 1st world country with a little bit of money). Many parts of the world are far more hand to mouth. Many Catholics are being brutally persecuted from China, to Iraq, to Sudan. Christians of different rites from Egypt, Ethiopia, and all over the Middle East have a very tough existence.

I do not pray for physical hardship nor persecution.
I know that I could not do what these others do without the Grace of God.


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