I previously wrote:
“We hardly ever encounter the same metaphysical reality package. Perceptions alter and transcend between shared reality and personal reality. Personal reality not to be understood as: Ego, but merging out of the differences in the soul resonance of the beholder.”
Movies, and the rise of good TV Series are one of the best venues for practicing and experiencing shared and personal universes / reality…
Movies are very interesting, they present a universe often described as: ‘The Universe of the Director’ since he is the one visualizing it. Maybe that’s why the scriptwriter and the director often argue; they are in the process of making a shared universe as a construct for the audience to behold. A genuine personal universe visualized and laid out there – a very vulnerable and brave deed.
Movies are very good emotional massage therapists and I often use them that way and plug into their universe and bypass my own. That’s what kids do, right? They think its real. I had to teach myself that again.
So actually, movies are a good way to practice and allow others’ interpretations of reality in their context to take the stage and allow our own reality to take a couple of steps back. Very healthy in this: ‘It’s my reality that’s interesting´ – that most hype.
But the mechanic in that is that the movie has to draw us in, and it can only do so if we can identify with the story and the people in the movie at some level. If a movie offers no identification, it can’t hook us and frankly it will bore the living daylight out of us.
So there has to be a mechanic of: Shared reality, Personal reality and Archetypes. Archetypes are the main characters playing the leading role. That is one of the reasons that it’s more or less the same 15 actors who cash in box office wise because they embed the shared reality of being a ‘Man’ or a ‘Woman’. Either as icons on the silver screen or for their private lives.
Ingmar Bergman the Swedish director said in an interview, and I have to quote from memory: “Movies are the only media that resemble the sub-conscious. You have to go into a very dark room and the ‘reality’ of that universe you are about to experience will be projected with a ray of light and it becomes reality because the experience of that is just like the mind works.” I think he is right on that.
We can have 500 people watching the same movie and interview them after and find that the experience had 500 interpretations, some of the high impact emotional scenes will maybe be shared, but the details on the rest will very much differ.
So be it for the reality outside the theater: The real life ‘movie’ we all experience and are the main character in, is what we define as our living Reality / our Lives.
So do others with theirs. And that is a good thing.
If we insist on freedom – we need to pay attention to: ‘We’
© 2017 Soren Dreier – Full repost only with permission