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Magic Trip Trailer


Back in 1964, Author of classic novel 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest', Ken Kesey, set off on a famous road trip across the USA to the New York World's Fair. He was accompanied by what came to be known as 'The Merry Band of Pranksters', a rebellious group of truth-seekers, one of which was Neal Cassady, an icon celebrated in Kerouac's 'On the Road', and the man in charge of decorating and driving their transport - the Magic Bus.

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One (2005) Review


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Some say God is love. To others, religion is poison. But no thinking person manages to get through life without eventually grappling with the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything. (The answer, by the way, is 42.) And so it was that two Midwestern dads suddenly found themselves wandering the globe in search of insights from some of the world's most notable spiritual minds, all for the benefit of a documentary film.

As the filmmakers set out to tackle their first movie-making project, they had little idea what it was they wanted to do. But they had a list of 20 questions and the names of a few spiritual types they hoped they might get to talk to. So they went out and bought a camera, and started making some phone calls.

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One (2005) Review


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Some say God is love. To others, religion is poison. But no thinking person manages to get through life without eventually grappling with the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything. (The answer, by the way, is 42.) And so it was that two Midwestern dads suddenly found themselves wandering the globe in search of insights from some of the world's most notable spiritual minds, all for the benefit of a documentary film.

As the filmmakers set out to tackle their first movie-making project, they had little idea what it was they wanted to do. But they had a list of 20 questions and the names of a few spiritual types they hoped they might get to talk to. So they went out and bought a camera, and started making some phone calls.

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Ram Dass Fierce Grace Review


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Ram Dass, born Richard Alpert, is a name associated with such New Age terms as "spiritual awareness" and "consciousness raising," though these phrases are far from groundbreaking. Having started on a leader's journey from taking LSD with Timothy Leary, which eventually led to cohesion with the Dalai Lama, Ram Dass now expands his healer's speech to the aging, based on his own experience with a recent stroke.

The power of his calm nature in his fight to return to normalcy is understandably comforting to the many who seek private counsel with him. They've lost loved ones, been through hardship, or simply question faith. He provides few specific answers, along with an aching need to communicate that he is still taking time to regain with a speech therapist. Yet his warm smile or patient compassion somehow infuses the space in which these hearts struggle with the room to see a larger view of an overwhelming dilemma.

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