Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Cloud Atlas and One-ism

There is an interesting discussion of the new movie Cloud Atlas over at The New York Review of Books that delves into the intellectual foundations and inspirations for the movie's ideas.  Cloud Atlas is brought to us by the same guys that brought us The Matrix--well, sort of.  The Matrix was done by the Wachowski brothers--Larry and Andy.  One of the brothers has gone and got himself "de-duded" and is now transgendered Lana.  So they know get referred to as the Wachowski siblings.  Anyway, these siblings continue to push their version of monistic philosophy in their films.  They find inspiration in the writings of Ken Wilber.  For Christians wanting to engage the underlying philosophy they should read Peter Jones' One or Two: Seeing a World of Difference in which Wilber's philosophy comes in for brief  analysis.