Inhabit: Your Inner Theatre

Corey deVos Aesthetic, Art & Creativity, Cognitive, Free, Inhabit, Integral Basics, Integrative Metatheory, Perspectives, Values, Video, Worldviews 2 Comments

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orey and Ryan take you on a cinematic journey through the stages of human development, using a series of 21 carefully-curated film clips to illustrate some of the most important qualities of each stage.

Why film clips? Simple — it’s fun! Plus, these clips are from some of the most popular films from the last 80 years, commonly-shared reference points that most of us are already familiar with. This gives us the opportunity to put together one of the most accessible, friendly, and entertaining ways to introduce these important ideas to newcomers.

And for those who are already familiar with integral thought and practice, this discussion will still be fascinating, fun, and occasionally moving, while also helping you more deeply contemplate the important difference between enjoying integral art and enjoying art integrally.

And as you watch, try to remember: all of this is actually happening inside of you. You may be viewing these film clips on a screen in front of you, but the stages we explore here are all alive within you right now, either as capacities you’ve already developed or as potentials that are waiting to be unleashed. 

The Witness itself is the ultimate movie screen — the effortless, simple feeling of being behind all of our perceptions. All of this is just a fleeting dance of light, sound, and shadow projected within your consciousness against that empty, all-pervasive awareness.

So grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy this very special tour of your own inner theatre.

Written by Corey deVos
Music by Justin Miles and Stuart Davis

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  1. Avatar for aichad aichad says:

    Hi there
    I’m new to the Integral theory and that’s a great intro. Hearing Corey and Ryan comment about film clips was particularly enlightening. I’m a true cinephile (being French might have helped). I wonder *if there is a list of turquoise or teal tv shows, movies and documentaries somewhere.

    Not that I have so much time on my hands these days, but as they were saying, art is a great way to understand what the creators are processing. Since I don’t have much time to spend on media, I would love to find media that helps me grow.

    I look forward to the musical version of this episode.

    Gratitude
    A

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