Not only will this blog be talking about the possibility that the movie ‘50 Shades of Grey’ could potentially change the weather, but we’ll also ponder if the film will fuel extremist fires, while casting a light on the true nature of capitalism.
But first I must confess I’m not pure of spirit, or extremely well read, I’ve just been dipping into books that others may not have had the chance to study.
The books in question talk about areas of humanity that are not well known, almost hidden from us, so the idea that you are about to hear might seem strange.
To understand this concept fully we’ll have to read a lot more books and then study the ideas in action, but the basic premise is that human thought is more powerful than we realise and actually affects many aspects of the planet.
Will 50 Shades Change the Weather?
It could be possible that our weather may change after 14th February 2015 when 50 Shades is released across the world.
Could be warmer, colder or stormier, I don’t know which way it will go, but if human thought can affect the balance of the planet, and with a large portion of the western world visiting the cinema over the next seven days, to watch a film that conjures up a certain vibration, you wonder what this ball of pent up emotional energy will produce.
The passage that sheds the most light on this subject comes from ‘A Treatise on Cosmic Fire’ by Alice A Bailey. First published in 1925 it forms part of a large body of work that Bailey produced under the guidance of the Tibetan, Djwal Khul
‘Much that is to be seen now of a distressing nature in the world can be directly traced to the wrong manipulation of mental matter by man.
The selfishness, the sordid motives, the prompt response to evil impulses for which the human race has been distinguished, has brought about a condition of affairs unparalleled in the system. A gigantic thought-form hovers over the entire human family, built by men everywhere during the ages, energised by the insane desires and evil inclinations of all that is worst in man’s nature, and kept alive by the promptings of his lower desires. This thought-form has to be broken up and dissipated by man himself.’
This extract can be found in a collection called ‘Ponder on This’ which compiles various subjects from the many volumes of Bailey’s work, into a potted read that illuminates enough to encourage further investigation.
If it is true that “A gigantic thought-form hovers over the entire human family,” then it would have been present in 1925 and has been building ever since. So maybe a vast number of people watching a film like 50 Shades of Grey might only be a drop in the ocean, but I am very curious to see if anything unexpected happens in the skies above us.
Will the Film Aid Extremists?
There are many people in the world who use the decadence of the West as a major reason to wage war. This film is the peak of that decadence: a rich man subjugates a young woman to do his bidding without complaint.
You can’t and shouldn’t ban films like this; and the answer people give to that suggestion is that 50 Shades is currently the type of film most people want to see.
But the amount of interest this movie makes you wonder if the western part of the human race isn’t stoking up more problems of its own making. Giving fuel to the extremists and not offering a more positive solution or example.
Especially when you hear that DIY stores in the UK are advising their staff on how to assist customers seeking to buy items that will help them practice bondage with their loved ones. Happy Valentines everyone!
Is 50 Shades Capitalism Come to Life?
The book is a classic page turner, much like Harold Robbins and Jackie Collins novels of the 70s and 80s, yet I somehow feel it wouldn’t work if the hero was poor.
It is his wealth, and the rewards such trappings bring, that seems to allow the readers to forgive him, or just turn a blind eye to what he is doing to his lover, while keen to find out what drive him to these extremes.
This makes me wonder if the relationship between this couple is very similar to that between the public and capitalism.
Business delivers perverse pain onto the public by making them work very hard just to live, and in turn the public accept it because they know that potential riches are just around the corner.
I admit these three suggestions are a simplistic view of the world, but the more you think, the more you ponder: when are we going to get our act together and start being more productive and resist these destructive temptations?