Zeitgeist: A Movie For The Time

Zeitgeist: A Motion Picture Pro Tempore

This is a guest post on behalf of Acharya S., author of The Christ Conspiracy and The Companion to Zeitgeist Part 1.

Since June 2007, the movie “ZEITGEIST” has been taken the World Wide Web by storm!

Since December, it had already acquired over 6 thousand hits, making it one of the most popular online movies of all time. ZEITGEIST was the number 1 video in Google’s online video library during November and December, and it’s not slowing down anytime soon.

ZEITGEIST movie creator, Peter Joseph, brings in massive web traffic. His website, zeitgeistmovie.com receives somewhere between 40K and 60K visitors every day! Additionally, in November of 2007, the movie received a “Best Feature” award during the respected Artivist Film Festival at the Egyptian Cinema in Hollywood. The motion picture’s narrative has also been translated into a variety of languages, including German. Really, ZEITGEIST is a global phenomenon!

What is so great about ZEITGEIST that it has procured so much attention? To start with, the motion picture is carried out in a quite powerful manner—and, also, its message is controversial. Controversy in general tends to attract a large audience.

Part 1 deals with religious conspiracy theory. In it, Joseph states that our contemporary religious beliefs, especially Christianity, are actually not new, but remakes of early faiths, particularly those of the Egyptians. In my books, The Christ Conspiracy Theory and Suns of God: Krishna, Buddha, and Christ Unveiled, I aim to illustrate just that, all inside of a mixed 1000+ pages of interesting research regarding the true significance of faith.

Taking into account the extreme disputes encompassing ZEITGEIST, along with forums all over the net taking part in hot discussions over the movie, I have also written a book that aims to resolve a number of the contrasts between the Egyptian faith and Christianity. This brand new ebook is entitled The Companion Guide to ZEITGEIST, Part 1, and it works to examine the supposed analogues between the Egyptian god Horus and the Jewish godman Jesus, including whether or not Horus was born on December 25th of a “virgin,” among other essential pronouncements made in ZEITGEIST. The details were so massive that I was not able to place everything into an e-book. In just about fifty pages, I did, nevertheless, manage to highlight these significant issues, consisting of old sources in their authentic languages, with translations.

Click here to download the PDF.

Approaches to Meditation According to Different Religions

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While most individuals would concur that meditation is a mental technique, the objectives of different individuals as well as various religions differ.

This post briefly outlines the differences among significant religions when it comes to their views on the practice of reflection.

1. Hinduism

While there are numerous types of meditation in Hinduism, followers of this religion generally concentrate on attaining a calm mindset.

This is just one of the much more prominent perceptions of meditation.

2. Buddhism.

Established by Buddha in 500 BC, this religion defines meditation as that which aims to acquire enlightenment, just like its creator.

3. Christianity.

This religion treats reflection as prayer. Therefore, actions such as reciting the rosary can be considered meditation in the Christian world.

Another type of meditation practiced by Christians is the deep pondering of a particular religious passage. This is strikingly different from the practice of reflection in Eastern faiths, since it involves an energetic mind – while the reverse is true for Eastern practices.

4. Judaism.

What is described as Jewish meditation remains, in truth, a combination of practices, including reflection, visualization, evaluation and intuitive thought.

5. Taoism.

While most faiths practice still, calm reflection, Taoism takes a more active approach. It is noticeable in the method of Tai Chi where professionals do what is known as ‘meditation in motion’.

As you can see, there are many differences among various religions on exactly how they approach the practice of reflection or meditation. However, a common thread connecting them all is that every approach involves the intentional use of the subconscious mind.