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LEFT EYE: The Fountain, directed by Darren Aronofsky

LEFT EYE smiles on The Fountain, by Darren Aronofsky – a film that sings to the heart of mythologists. It is at once spiritual, philosophical and psychological – romantic, adventurous and contemplative. Most staggering is its unprecedented synthesis of a grail quest with the search for a cure with the journey to a city of gold to the axis mundi, to enlightenment, space, death and The Fountain of life. The Mayan mythology of the Ceiba tree is delightful to see as a mythologist. The comparative effort, however – the archetypal brilliance, fractaling narratives and spiritual training – it steals a mythologist’s heart.

Special announcement! Darren Aronofsky — Director of major mythic films, Pi, Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan, The Fountain, Noah & Mother — has agreed to join our October 22nd celebration of The Writers’ Journey 25th Anniversary Edition with Chris Vogler; as has Jeffrey Kripal — a leading voice in our field, board chair of Esalen and founder of the Gnosticism, Esotericism and Mysticism program at Rice University.


Those who register by October 8th will be entered into a raffle by the publisher, Michael Wiese Productions, for hardbound editions of The Writers Journey 25th Anniversary Edition. Hope to see you tomorrow for the panel on Infinite Potential: The Life and Ideas of David Bohm with director, Paul Howard, David Edmund Moody, Taryia Ward and guest moderator, Trina Wyatt!

LEFT EYE, the lunar eye, the Eye of Horus, recieves and reflects. The archetypal bifurcation of the Solar and Lunar eyes–such as Ra’s and Horus’–span the mythic landscape. Where the Evil Eye beams out projections, the eye-breast recalls an inverted reflection: To see into existence is to nurse into being. This is the work of the lunar eye, of our LEFT EYE, to nurse, see and love towards greater fullness.


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