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Final Assignment: Observations on the Movie AGORA
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Cathleen
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10/10/2011 9:43 PM
Hypatia was ahead of her time, and thus may have been destined to lose her head. Hypatia was a famous Egyptian woman mathematician and Greek philosopher and the main character in the 2009 film Agora, played by Rachel Weisz (Wikipedia.com).

In several other embodiments, the same soul lost her life and her head, as she stood for truth. This film showed how ignorance and hardened hearts combine to strike aggressively and try to eradicate the truth. The unscrupulous and power-hungry perpetrate anger and cause the crowds to act unconsciously.

The saddest moment in the film for me was when she was called the ruler’s whore. The other senators may have been unable to understand and therefore believe her lifestyle of study and contemplation.

As a mathematician, Hypatia studied conic sections (cones). An ellipse is an example of a conic section since it can be formed by a single diagonal slice through a cone. The circle is a special case of an ellipse where the two foci meet at a single point called the center. When Hypatia was looking for an explanation of the sun as the center of the universe, she realized our son was actually the focus of the universe and therefore could be described by two centers as long as the sum of the distances of the foci to each planet remained constant. Therefore the sun we see is one center and thus we must have a second center of the universe implying an unknown entity. I see this as an example of Alpha and Omega, Helios and Vesta, or the sun and the Great Central Sun. Whichever the case, Hypatia opened the way for a much higher spiritual matrix for considering the source of our solar system, and simultaneously a model of the Divine Feminine. I had not realized this connection until I saw the film and realized the point she was making. I was also very appreciative of her passion for mathematical studies and her constancy in her determination to reach her students and bring them higher.

Her method teaching, the Socratic method, is respectful of the inner man, and woman, of the heart. By asking questions, she was able to lead students to a higher way, while at the same time, acknowledge their own inner wisdom. She also used this method with herself as shown in several scenes as she was struggling to work out her mathematical problems. She was an example of the divine mother, caring for the well-being of her students and the same time having the wisdom to let them go their way when they so chose. As we saw at the end, the slave who loved her showed great mercy as she had earlier shown mercy and understanding to him.
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10/11/2011 12:47 PM
A wonderful minister/herbalist healer from New York City came to my Quaker college campus in the South to speak only to the women in the college chapel. He preached to us in a booming voice and warned that when the woman and the mother fall away from God and are desecrated from the Divine Feminine that they are to uphold, either by their own choices or by the society at large, prostituted, silenced, raped, even murdered like Hypatia, then that entire civilization will go down from the destruction of the family, to the child, to the men, to the government and institutions because the woman holds the balance and standard for all of society. The home is the microcosm for the rest of society and when the home is broken, thus follows civilization. The woman is the mother in the home; she is the mother of the world. I will never forget his words and empowerment I felt listening to him.

Barbara Stevens Sullivan, wrote Psychotherapy Grounded in the Feminine Principle (1989). She wrote:
Our resistance to a feminine orientation is tremendous….In the face of the clearest, most consistent evidence, our culture insists upon denying the ubiquitous, inescapable fact of darkness and death and upon maintaining a fiction of the possibility of living happily ever after if we will only manage our lives properly. The consequence of this attitude is not an increasingly widespread incidence of happiness, it is rather a situation in which people feel guilty about their depression and despair, exacerbating their pain by struggling against the legitimate suffering that life involves and that, when submitted to, ultimately brings wisdom.

We have all experienced the pain of a karmic return in the form of unpleasantness to deep suffering. Suffering has the purpose of raising our consciousness. If we avoid it, or subdue it with drugs, etc. it will not go away, it will only eat at our psyche. We must learn the lessons of life. We must confront our shadow side and learn the wisdom that it will teach us. This is the feminine approach to healing.

I want to close in saying that the feminine is not of more worth or value than the masculine principle in life. Both are essential, and both need to be integrated into one’s being and consciousness. The masculine aspect has brought civilization many blessings, including some technology and a high standard of living. As Sullivan wrote, “But the loss of the Feminine is increasing injurious to the deeper layers of our lives. The Feminine is not superior to the Masculine, but because it carries what we lack, it may seem more desirable than what we have.”

Conscious effort to embrace, integrate and return to the Mother and the Divine Feminine is required of each one of us. The creative, right brain activity, heart centered love-wisdom balance with the blue plume of God-power is an undeniable storehouse of conscious living in harmony with the Divine. It is Christ-Consciousness. I will always remember the words of our Lord, Jesus when he said, “I AM the Champion of Woman”. It is unfortunate that Jesus was not there to defend Hypatia in her last hours.
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10/13/2011 10:47 PM
My major concludions of watching the movie "Agora"
It's essence helped me to realize:
We do not have to repeat history over and over again. We are learning from it. We are using the keys we have been given through our connection with our higher self and through the Ascended Masters teachings and the examples of their lives and how they passed their initiations. We are transcending patriarchal religion and fundamentalism by becoming the Mother, by raising the energies of the Kundalin and by Being in Presence. By continually working with these keys we are evolving beyond needing religions and we are replacing human knowledge with Divine Gnosis and bringing in the Golden Age of Enlightenment wherein there is an ever increasing number of people with all knowing in all areas of life.
Ronald and Dwinn
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10/14/2011 12:16 PM
Conclusion from essay on the movie, Agora

In closing I have to say that I am especially happy for all Europeans, and their world-extended culture, who get the opportunity to watch this movie, for they are the ones who suffered so very much under their imposed religion, and drove many to the opposite pole, no religion. Now they will be able to see and understand how it all happened, and hopefully choose a middle way.
It is clear that the destruction of the Alexandrian Library, the desecration of the sanctity of Hypatia's school, and all that it stands for, and the organizing and reforming of the Christian movement by Constantine were an unimaginable setback for a coming golden age of enlightenment. That was over 1600 years ago, and much ingorance and malice has ensued in these past 1600 years. And now, as we enter the Age of Aquarius, we have arrived at our greatest opportunity to do our utmost to become enlightened and to enlighten others.
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10/15/2011 9:34 AM
Hypatia taught both ancient wisdom and leading edge concepts. She inspired new perspectives in her students. She taught by example and lived to elevate her students to higher thoughts and motives. And she posed an ultimate challenge to tolerate and value women as equals. Her pursuit of truth was one pointed, perhaps then to a fault. She was courageous and uncompromising in her beliefs, perhaps beyond comprehension in her day. And she kept her personal integrity and poise in the face of persecution and violence even unto her own murder. Agura gives us a point of reference at the cusp of ages for appreciating the lapses and progress of our spiritual evolution. We see the tumultuous swing of the pendulum in her time from worshiping a pantheon of external gods to monotheism. Today we are awakening from the dualism of religious divisiveness to a great equilibrium of seeing God within as the all One. This film showed the dangers of fanaticism creeping into any movement; its mask as zeal, and its ultimate cost to the soul. And it’s message left me more awake to the value of identifying my own vulnerabilities and being relevant to my times. And I felt very sad for the ignorance and cruelty that devalued life in the name of religion. I found myself really wishing and hoping I had not lived during that time. Agura’s characters portrayed the weakness of human logic unwilling to act early for fear of defending the truth, and led us along a tragic trajectory as the tares grew up among the wheat. I was left with a deep appreciate for the gifts of light and initiation being poured out to our Hearts Center movement by the Brotherhood at this juncture between ages, with much thanks to great men and women like Hypatia who paved the way for higher mindfulness and for us tertons to return.

Today we are again transitioning from suppression to liberation, and again we seek spiritual truth, universal love/wisdom and the raising of the divine feminism. Today we desire to preserve the wisdom treasure that is the original blueprint for our planet and her people. We are so carefully being goal fitted to co create the shift we desire to see for all men to return to the One. I feel Hypatia’s lessons are now our legacy as we heed her warnings, follow the example of Clare de lis’ final sacrificial life, embody her teachings and make them relevant to fulfill her mission.
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