Avatar Takes On Corporate Military, Spirituality Wins Battle

Article by Jason Matthews

Avatar is the greatest movie I have ever seen, a shoo-in for best picture. Written and directed by James Cameron, it’s a unique blend of original, high-concept plot and breathtaking animation to go with the action and adventure that audiences love.More importantly are the spiritual themes within the plot that Avatar clearly expresses – that firmly rooted connectedness to our fellow humans, to the animal kingdom, to plants and the world itself, are far more important than corporate greed backed by military force. Avatar uses terms like “pre-emptive strike,” “shock and awe,” and “bringing terror to the terrorists,” but Avatar cleverly turns these terms on the very military corporate minds that invented them, bringing light to what the US military is doing in Iraq and Afghanistan.Avatar is filled with spiritual themes and metaphors for the choices we, as a 1st world society, face today.Eywa – mother nature, spirit within all life and everything that is and is forever connected. Eywa sounds like a combination of Yahweh (Hebrew for God) and Gaia (spirit of Earth).Unobtainium – the ridiculously expensive mineral that is mined from Pandora (ancient Greek Goddess – giver of all life). The highly sought after rock that caused corporate and military minds to destroy everything in effort to obtain it. Surely this is an “unobtainable” treasure, for how can anything have value when all else must be destroyed to get it?The story takes place in 2154, the beginning of the Aquarian age. What’s the color of the Navi’s skin?… blue, of course. The water bearers cleansing us of our dirty ways.Jake Sulley is the protagonist, the person we all can identify with, the one caught in the middle of performing his job as a marine and becoming a member of the Na’vi (naive, native), the indigenous spiritual tribe of people on Pandora. Jake represents ourselves as we look in the mirror and decide if our actions and direction are ultimately a benefit for all or the ultimate ruin of all.I could continue since this movie is so full of metaphors and themes that we are presently experiencing. Hollywood is moving into a new realm. I loved this film and will gladly see it again. Well done, Mr. Cameron. I’ll look forward to the sequels.

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Jason Matthews lives in Truckee California with his wife and daughters. His wife teaches mediation and manifesting, while Jason writes about metaphysical, spiritual experiences.

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Jason Matthews lives in Truckee California with his wife and daughters. His wife teaches mediation and manifesting, while Jason writes about metaphysical, spiritual experiences.












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