What does the Tree of life, and the God-dess Eywa in the movie Avatar have in common?

Nadine May By Nadine May, 10th Feb 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/anoq2cta/
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I was so impressed with the movie Avatar, especially the hidden messages that were so very clear to me.

The movie Avatar

Avatar is a powerful, inspiring film that demonstrates movie-making at its best, and it delivers a crucial message for our time. The spectacular scenes make us question;

* Are we too late to save the Sacred Forests of our planet?
* Are we somehow superior because of our advanced technology and therefore have the right to force our will on those less advanced?

2154

Avatar is set in 2154, and the human beings on planet Earth have an energy crisis and look to other planets to obtain what they need, just like today where the rich developed nations look for the resources to maintain their way of life from less developed countries, like those in Africa. Avatar convincingly pulls you into the minds and hearts of the key characters, delivering an authentic emotional connection with the on-screen characters even though their skin colour is blue.

This is also a spiritual film, because the film raises issues of who we are as human beings.

The home tree, which is a sacred entity, the God/dess Eywa of the Na’vi reminded me of the kabbala Tree of Life whose roots are in heaven and whose fruit is our world. Or of the midwinter rebirth of trees compared to the rebirth story of the incarnated soul. Not to mention the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden. Would we still be capable today of recognizing this Eden? My reply would be YES, because the scenery in this film so reminded me of Lemuria. ( what it might have looked like)

The movie encourages us to recognize that we are a part of something bigger than ourselves. Throughout the film I wondered, if we really have become so arrogant that it has diminished our humanity to the point that we would be willing to destroy the Tree of Life, the eternal living spirit, however one interpret the life force that is within us all. Spirituality differentiates between the beliefs, and the way we live as a result of those beliefs, but the movie AVATAR teaches us that the war against peoples and the war against the Earth are the same war.

The Celebration of the Great Tree of Life

Avatar has indeed focused on the special effects, the motion capture and the 3-D presentation, but the film succeeds for a far more important reason. Its story carries a strong, positive message. As a global species, we all made this film.What we can imagine, we can make real!

This fast-paced fantasy adventure that weaves together a stream of powerful themes that are so important to our modern world, the emotions that are stimulated by the special effects made me recall that we are all one. To the younger crowd, Avatar is simply a cool action-adventure film with a compelling love story that makes it a great date flick, but the story of Avatar is a far important story of good versus evil, war versus peace, destruction versus healing and isolationism versus interconnectedness. It speaks to viewers at many different levels.

The words I heard intuitively, like a whisper, when the movie was finished, and all the people on the screen were showing their gratitude to Eywa were: “Very soon you are all approaching the ecological-mystical festival that intertwines celebration of the Great Tree of Life Itself, God, Namasté to all”

Thanks to the remarkable technology that James Cameron has applied to Avatar, the result is a level of human authenticity (in alien-looking characters) that has never been achieved before... in any film! Congratulations!

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
12th Feb 2014 (#)

Interesting post!

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author avatar Nadine May
12th Feb 2014 (#)

Thanks Fern.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
13th Feb 2014 (#)

Cool! My family won't go see Avatar because they like the other film of the same name / AKA Last Airbender. But I've heard people say good things about it if they weren't looking for reasons to dislike it. These are some of the former. Swell article.

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author avatar Nadine May
13th Feb 2014 (#)

Oh Phyl go and see for yourself you will be in for a treat.

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author avatar Kingwell
18th Feb 2014 (#)

I haven't seen the movie but you make it sound so interesting. Was the earth perhaps first settled bi inhabitants of other planets whose homeland was dying - maybe even Mars?

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author avatar Nadine May
18th Feb 2014 (#)

No not earth, but another world and us, humanity, were mining for a mineral without have any respect for its inhabitants. The plot made me think of what might have happened in our far back hidden history on earth. Its also the special effects that makes this film very unique

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