I watched the Zeitgeist Addendum film last night–and am so enthusiastic about it. I had seen the original Zeitgeist film last year, and so knew generally what to expect–yet this new film went way beyond my expectations, and has had a profound effect on me. This is the most comprehensive and compelling presentation of outlining both the problems and the solutions at a fundamental level (of the economy and of consciousness) that I have seen. Although I previously had vague notions around some of the economic ideas, this film really brought it all into a more integrated perspective. The idea of a “Resource Based” economy is absolutely key.
I also appreciate the insertion of ideas around a necessary and fundamental shift in consciousness. For a shift in consciousness is preeminent to establishing a funamental change in economy, and correspondingly, in society. I can see how the selection of Krishnamurti’s words is a good choice in articulating this point (at the beggining and end of the film), as he generally proposes that it is the responsibility of each individual to catalyze a shift in consciousness within themselves.
Here is an opportunity to actually make the fundamental change of converting the economy to debt-free money. You can vote for ideas such as these at Change.org, and the most popular ideas will be presented to Obama just as he enters office in January, 20th 2009:
Regarding the Zeitgeist movie, it was synchronistic and significant for me to have had someone remind me to watch this film last night–as yesterday, the planet Pluto had moved from Saggitarius into Capricorn (where it will transit for the next 16 years). A general interpretation of this transit is: that the mode of global transformation we have been in while Pluto was in Sagitarius was collective visioning, philosophies, and theories of global transformation. With Pluto in Capricorn, the mode of transformation is more down-to-earth, manifest, and structural. For sixteen years, Pluto will engage in a process of breaking down and then rebuilding the structures on which we depend for a successful experience in the material world. We can expect the transformation of all things ruled by that sign: such as our religious institutions, halls of government and political structures, construction techniques and buildings, and how we handle ownership of property. The point is: this day marks the point when we can say that we have the over-arching vision and theory we need, and it’s time to get down to actually manifesting the transitions.