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I don't like this film... :)
on November 10, 2009
I don't like Sean Mulvihill's "Living Luminaries" movie... I love it!! Why? Because the movie is so well put together that you literally experience the peace and oneness the different spiritual teachers talk about while you are watching the film. In other words, as the film goes along your mind quiets down, and so you not only learn about enlightenment, but get an actual experience of it!
In my opinion, they could not have chosen a better actor to play the role of the seeker. Sean has a presence all his own that is low key, yet undeniably there. Thus, rather than try to dominate each scene, he simply asks the kinds of questions most seekers have, and then gets out of the way and lets those being interviewed answer without interruption. Another bonus is the photography/locations chosen to film the scenes which are just beautiful.
Another nice feature of the movie is that you get to hear from more than dozen different teachers, so you get to hear perspectives on life that you may never have considered before. While many of those interviewed are well known within the spiritual community, Eckhart Tolle is this reviewers favorite (no surprise, since I run an Eckhart Tolle Meetup in Santa Monica, CA). Getting to see Eckhart sitting on a park bench while holding hands with his girlfriend Kim is a real treat as he shares his famous "Power of Now" teachings with Sean. While "The Secret" may be more well known, to me "Living Luminaries" is hands-down the better film. This is because instead of focusing on how to "get things," this film focuses on something much more important: seeing your true nature.
Author of Success Secrets of the Motivational Superstars
Organizer of the Santa Monica Eckhart Tolle Meetup