This is one of those familiar documentaries that intersperses Peter Coyote narrative over a round-robin series of interviews with charismatic spiritual leaders with dazzling eyes and sincere smiles as they discuss unity, love and becoming our true selves in peace and brotherhood.
It's great stuff and it's true stuff - the singular experience of pure mysticism knows no doctrinal boundaries or conventionalized mediation through words and priests. But in the end, the talk becomes sales speak for the cult of personality.
One "mystic" has a row of books he presumably wrote behind him as he intones on love and transcendence. You can't quite make out the titles but you sure as hell can see the designs on the covers.
Another interviewee has had a lot of plastic surgery done to her face and dresses in the finest organic cotton linen. It's all very tired and superficial and...I apologize for this... Californian.
Read any single review and you already know this DVD compiles interviews with some 21 mystics from a variety of religious traditions, including at least three Christian as well as Jewish, Tao, Buddhist, Hindu, Sufi, and one African shaman. Each of them is asked several questions, and the film compiles excerpts from their answers to questions like: What is the mystic experience? How does it relate to organized religion? How do the world's great religions relate to each other, if at all? How can we bring about peace in the world? How does one live a spiritual life? What is love? What is God? While this movie is unlikely in my opinion to convince a skeptic about the existence of a Creator or Higher Power, it may convince some religious people that the essence of the religious experience in each of these traditions is really the same message. As with anything else in life, I personally resonate more strongly with certain speakers than I do with others, though all of them...
Clearly the most important documentary on religion every produced. I know this is a strong statement but this documentary gets to the essence of all religion and shows that the essence that crosses all true religions is the same.
I was expecting a high level, "outside in" documentary..."this religion believes this, this religion believes that", but when I started watching I knew immediately that this documentary would be much more. "With One Voice" immediately started by talking about mystics....essentially approaching all religions from the "inside out". When you go to the heart of all religions (the inside) and strip away all the external beliefs, the ceremonies, the vestments, the trappings, you are dealing with the essence of religion...the essence of life. The mystics, each in their own way, within their own religion, or outside of any organized religion, eventually strip away all the external and all end up in the same place...realization, or God, or whatever you...
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