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Samadhi: Documentary of a Human Soul
Jordan Belsonhas made me want to get my yoga practice in shape and rather than wire up someone else, wire myself up…
For two years, from 1966 through 1967, assisted by a Guggenheim Fellowship, Belson subjected himself to a rigorously ascetic Yoga discipline. He severed emotional and family ties, re-duced physical excitements and stimulations (not going to go that far), reversed his sensory process to focus exclusively on his inner consciousness and physical resources. Samadhi evokes the ecstatic state achieved by the meditator where individual consciousness merges with the Universal.
“I hoped that somehow the film could actually provide a taste of what the real experience of samadhi might be like. It’s a documentary of the human soul, The experiences which led up to the production of this film, and the experiences of making it, totally convinced me that the soul is an actual physical entity, not a vague abstraction or symbol. I was very pleased when I finally saw how concentrated, how intense, Samadhi is because I knew I had achieved the real substance of what I was trying to depict. Natural forces have that intensity: not dreamy but hard, ferocious. After it was finished I felt I should have died. I was rather amazed when I
What we “know” conceptually has far outstripped what we experience empirically. We are finally beginning to accept the fact that our senses allow us to perceive only one-millionth of what we know to be reality—the electromagnetic spectrum. Ninety-nine percent of all vital forces affecting our life is invisible. Most of the
fundamental rates of change can’t be apprehended sensorially.