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Spirituality is a topic that has taken off lately in the media. Whether you learn more about the topic from a TED talk, a documentary from Memorial Library's streaming services, or videos available on YouTube, watching others communicate about spirituality and its meanings and influences is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the topic. Enjoy the videos below!
Focusing your mind has been known to help alleviate pain, symptoms of illness, and side effects of medications, and even to aid in changing negative behaviors. In this film, Dr. Bauer takes you through three practices-guided imagery, hypnotherapy, and spirituality-to demonstrate how these methods can be used in conjunction with Western medicine. Available online through Kanopy Streaming Video.
This new documentary chronicles the evolution of eastern spirituality in America from its popularization in the counterculture of the 1960s to its widespread infusion into every aspect of our contemporary society. It discusses its role in our new understandings of social inequities, western faith practices, cutting-edge medicine and science, and more.
This documentary is an interview with Satish Kumar, one of the founders of deep ecology, a philosophy which sees human beings not as lords over nature but as part of nature, interdependent with all other forms of life as part of a living whole. Kumar began his life as a Jain monk and first came to international attention when he and a companion made a pilgrimage for peace by walking from India to Moscow, Paris, London, and Washington, the capitals of the four nuclear powers. In 1973 he settled in England, where he worked with the legendary E. F. Schumacher and became the editor of Resurgence magazine. He still edits Resurgence, which has been described as the artistic and spiritual voice of the green movement. Kumar is the founder of the Small School, a pioneering secondary school with a curriculum based on ecological and spiritual values. He is also the founding director of programs at Schumacher College, a residential international centre for the study of ecological and spiritual values. A deeply spiritual man, Kumar insists that human beings must learn to live in profound harmony within nature, as part of nature, and he has thought deeply about the implications of that idea.