A few nights ago, we watched a beguiling ghost story called From Time to Time, by filmmaker Julian Fellowes, who also created Downton Abbey. (See trailer for film.) It's a family film that I highly recommend!
It's enchanting because it avoids the common depiction of spirits locked in time. The timelines between two eras affect each other, in the perfect setting -- a mansion in southern England.
I won't give away the plot, just to say here it's shown how the changes in the past affect the future. And the present alters the past. I'm down with this idea that all time is happening at the same time -- time itself is an illusion that fixes us in a point in that matrix of time.
Astrology of course is the study of time, from the Moon's waxing and waning, to the longer cycles of yugas and world ages. This film is Neptune Pisces cinema, drawing us into a world where we move in and out of time. We get hints of this in dreams, or a sense of deja vu. Films like this that enchant, rather than just scare the living daylights out of us -- although that can be fun too -- are rare and wonderful. They speak to the part of us that knows we're spirits that exist beyond time, and within it, too.
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