Documentary - Religion Movies
The Vatican is both the heart of the Catholic Church and the center of power of an institution that has wielded political influence until the very recent past. In its nearly 2000-year history, entire royal dynasties, states and countries have emerged and vanished again, while the Vatican itself managed to weather the storms of history. No other state has been able to sustain its power so steadily. This film sets out to explain why its continuity persists undisputed to this day. The papal power is founded on the people who work there as servants of God. But what ... read more
Zen is a school of Mahāyāna Buddhism. The Japanese word Zen is derived from the Chinese word Chán, which in turn is derived from the Sanskrit word dhyāna, which means “meditation” or “meditative state.”
Zen emphasizes experiential prajñā in the attainment of enlightenment. As such, it de-emphasizes theoretical knowledge in favor of direct realization through meditation and dharma practice. The teachings of Zen include various sources of Mahāyāna thought, including the Prajñāpāramitā literature and the teachings of the Yogācāra and Tathāgatagarbha schools.
The emergence of Zen as a distinct school of Buddhism was first documented in China in the 7th century CE. From China, Zen spread south to Vietnam, and... read more
In medieval times, the firm belief that the world was flat led to the riots, isolation, and even death to those who dared to challenge this fallacy. Misconceptions and myths can be dangerous. Today, this same ignorance and intolerance has led to a backlash against Islam and Muslims. It will support the dissemination of true Islam, a religion of love, friendship, peace and brotherhood, and... read more
A documentary produced by a former born-again Christian turned atheist that covers everything from gay marriage to a psychologist's belief in demonic activity.
The author of this deconversion series had been a closet atheist for some time and only a handful of people knew about this. He still attended church; he clapped and sang during worship along with everyone else. Outwardly nothing had changed but behind the mask he was frustrated. When the pastor asked if his words made sense what he really wanted to do was scream: "No they made absolutely no sense. I'm standing here in full-blown apostasy and your God doesn't have a clue."
Instead of receiving discipline what he got were bland pep talks from a deity who was as much in the dark concerning his true spiritual condition. Those events sum up his experience with the supernatural - a lot of good intentions with very disappointing results.
Mary was a member of his Christian fellowship group and she had muscular dystrophy and almost overnight she became completely blind. It shocked all of them... how could this happen? They were determined that this attack of the "enemy" would not stand since God worked everything for the good to those who loved him.... read more
Easter, which celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, is Christianity’s most important holiday. It has been called a moveable feast because it doesn’t fall on a set date every year, as most holidays do. Instead, Christian churches in the West celebrate Easter on the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox on March 21. Therefore, Easter is observed anywhere between March 22 and April 25 every year. Orthodox Christians use the Julian calendar to calculate when Easter will occur and typically celebrate the holiday a week or two after the Western churches, which follow the Gregorian calendar.
The exact origins of this religious feast day’s name are unknown. Some sources claim the word Easter is derived from Eostre, a Teutonic goddess of spring and fertility. Other accounts trace Easter to the Latin term hebdomada alba, or white week, an ancient reference to Easter week and the white clothing donned by people who were baptized during that time.... read more
Ram Bahadur Bomjon (born c. 9 April 1990), also known as Palden Dorje, and now Dharma Sangha, is from Ratanapuri village, Bara district, Nepal. Some of his supporters have claimed that he is a reincarnation of the Buddha, but Ram himself has denied this, and many practitioners of Buddhism agree that the Buddha has entered nirvana and cannot be reborn.
He drew thousands of visitors and media attention by spending months in meditation. Nicknamed the Buddha Boy, he began his meditation on 16 May 2005. He reportedly disappeared from the hollow tree where he had been meditating for months on 16 March 2006, but was found by some followers a week later. He told them he had left his meditation place, where large crowds had been watching him, “because there is no peace”. He then went his own way and reappeared elsewhere in Nepal on 26 December 2006, but left again on 8 March 2007. On... read more
Paganism is a broad group of indigenous and historical polytheistic religious traditions—primarily those of cultures known to the classical world. In a wider sense, Paganism has also been understood to include any non-Abrahamic, folk, ethnic religion. Modern ethnologists often avoid referring to non-classical and non-European, traditional and historical faiths as Pagan in favour of less ambiguous labels such as polytheism, shamanism, pantheism, and animism.
Contemporary or modern paganism (also known as neopaganism) is a group of new religious movements influenced by, or claiming to be derived from, the various historical pagan beliefs of pre-modern Europe. Contemporary Pagan religious movements are diverse, sharing no single set of beliefs, deities, creed, ritual practices, or texts; nor do any claim to be absolutely authoritative. However, there is a great deal of overlap amongst Pagan movements and there are a number of beliefs commonly shared by many Pagans, including pluralism, pantheism, polytheism, and... read more
In easter 1945, Josef Zezulka's life was unusually and mysteriously changed. He experienced an extraordinary state of open consciousness. He said: "It was as if I recalled something I had known before and forgotten".
He received two gifts. The gift of spirit, to know the truth of life law directly without learning and mediators, and the gift of healing. By the gift of spirit he elaborated the philosophy of Being and he also established biotronics as a healing discipline and soon became a healer, a biotronic - sanator of a world format.
He demonstrated to doctors successful healing of illnesses and saved many people by masterful healing of cancer.
Despite the disfavour of state ideology he was also successful abroad. He is the author of a ... read more
In this multi-part series, the biblical claim that giant human beings once lived among us will be examined.
The archaeological "evidence," the scientific "evidence," and the claims of certain apologists will be highlighted.
The series concludes with a discussion of physics and how it relates to the verifiability (or not) for the existence of human giants.
The Bible describes many individuals as giants, and it also mentions several giant people groups. Interpreters have speculated about the size of these people with guesses ranging anywhere from 6 feet to more than ... read more
The slave ships during the XVII and XVIII century transported millions of people from Africa to America carried within it the seed of a religious cult that would help the slaves in the Confederacy for their freedom. This is the story of the formation of African roots syncretic cults that worship spirits of two faces: black continent mystical entities hidden behind Catholic imagery.
In Haiti reminisced Gucaimán night in which the slaves made a pact with the devil breaking their chains, giving rise to the legendary voodoo rites. We will witness the ceremonies of possession, where participants fall into a deep trance that allows marriages mystics. We will approach the Lakus, towns built around temples, which demonstrate the integration of these beliefs in all areas of life. We are also open the gates of cemeteries hosting nightly ritual of communion with leading spirits or orexás and know the truth about the... read more