Anima Mundi DVD - 'the soul of the world'

Anima Mundi DVD

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An innovative documentary about the planetary animal called Gaia and the human animal. Will you survive the transition of human industrial civilization happening now due to peak oil and climate change? Can you see the forest for the trees, the earth for the dream, the universe for the seed.

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Product Description

Anima Mundi is not a “How To” video, it is a “Where To” documentary showcasing alternatives like Earthship’s, Permaculture, Permablitz, retrofitting the suburbs, lifeboats, localized food production and currency’s, planned energy descent and Gaian philosophy.

“an unbelievably enlightening, refreshing and inspiring look at our immediate world from a Gaian viewpoint” – Michael C. Ruppert

Chapters

Intro / Climate Change / Carbon Dioxide / Emergy / Peak Oil / Peak Money / Energy Profit / Retrofit / Relocalize / Employment / Population / Anima Mundi / Gaia / Time of Apollo / Trick of Light / The Web of Life / The Good Fight

Featuring

David Holmgren – co-founder of Permaculture
John Seed – Deep Ecology
Stephan Harding – Gaian Ecology
Vandana Shiva – Human Rights
Michael C Ruppert – Peak Oil (from the movie Collapse)
Michael Reynolds – Earthships (from the movie Garbage Warrior)
Noam Chomsky – Activism
Dr Mark O’Meadhra – Integrative Medicine
Dr Christine James – Psychology
Permablitz – Permaculture

Many people do not realize that permaculture is much more than about growing fruit and vegetables, it is a whole view incorporating the environment, energy, resources, housing, technology, education, healthcare, the arts, spirituality, psychology, philosophy and agriculture. It provides a realistic alternative for our future sustainability, a gentler way that treads lightly on our Mother Earth. Anima Mundi is not a “How To” video, it is a “Where To” documentary showcasing alternatives like Earthship’s, Permaculture, Permablitz, retrofitting the suburbs, lifeboats, localized food production and currency’s, planned energy descent and Gaian philosophy.

And many people do not realize that Anima Mundi is not a big budget documentary, it was put together by one person with little money, no industry connections, a clapped out car and a home-video camera. As a production, Anima Mundi fits within many permaculture principles; it has a very low embodied energy, it took minimal resources to produce, I made do with what was local and/or at hand, and I grew something that has flourished from what was once a barren landscape. Anima Mundi is not a film that offers false-hope solutions, it is a practical film about the nature of reality, and the harsh and beautiful reality of nature.

Peter Charles Downey – Director and Producer
A United Natures Independent Media production.

See a review of this film and the book Permaculture Pioneers by John Seed

Not available to customers outside Australia & New Zealand from this website

Additional Information

Weight .100 kg
Dimensions 190 x 135 x 14 mm

Reviews

  1. :

    Review by John Seed in the Green Left Weekly, view the original here.

    Anima Mundi is by Australian filmmaker Peter Downey. It brings together an extraordinary mix of voices, juxtaposed with old newsreel footage and advertisements to help us understand the systemic trap that we find ourselves in and the difficulty of change.

    Future possible energy descent scenarios underline the urgent need for relocalisation and the building of local lifeboats of sustainability.

    It flips from the long view of extraterrestrials studying Earthling modes of life to exquisite micro scenes of nature. Familiar events from our world, such as the loss of biodiversity, take on new meanings when seen through the eyes of trees.

    One of the voices in this film, Michael Ruppert, author of Crossing The Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil, describes Anima Mundi thus: “This is an unbelievably enlightening, refreshing and inspiring look at our immediate world from a Gaian [‘living earth’] viewpoint.

    “The crises and challenges of our time are seen from the perspective of a living planet, then woven with compellingly clear explanations and insights from a broad, global palette of writers, thinkers and activists who show us that Mother Earth is indeed a living thing and that she will respond when treated as such.

    “When epochal changes occur they need to be examined from a multitude of viewpoints. Peter Charles Downey has given us an indispensable and beautifully crafted work of art that is an essential facet in the shining gemstone of a new human consciousness.

    “For all my years of work in the field I heard, saw and understood issues in ways that were new, fresh and integrating.

    “David Holmgren, as are all those interviewed, is a giant of an emerging consciousness — a prototype of the emerging new species I call Post-Petroleum Human. Anima Mundi lovingly and eloquently does a superb job of presenting our world — and our place in it — in a way that is calming, reassuring, while at the same time allowing us to comprehend and absorb the insanity of the world view held by humankind for thousands of years.

    “For all the films I have appeared in, Anima Mundi leaves me with a deep personal sense of satisfaction. What the film gave me for the first time was a very clear understanding of where I and my life’s work fit into this emerging consciousness. Finally, I see that I am and have been a warrior for Gaia all along; one of many.

    “Watching this film was a deeply personal and uplifting experience. It is a must see for all who would help to lead us into a ‘new paradigm’ because it so clearly and lovingly shows us the direction we need to go if we are to survive and endure.”

    Other voices in this film include, Indian activist Vandana Shiva on the seed, myself on deep ecology, Dr Christine James on psychology, Noam Chomsky on activism and Stefan Harding on Gaia, the living Earth.

    Through these voices a picture emerges of the current transition of human industrial civilization being ushered in by peak oil and climate change.

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