This is a lot longer and more detailed than my normal reblogs (or blogs) but this is an outstanding article with loads of detailed research on a fascinating subject…
“We lay veils upon their hearts lest they understand it…”
Many years ago in my youth when I meet my Spiritual Teacher, I heard someone ask him what were his favorite movies, to my surprise he said:
“I love those movies, about Sinbad the Sailor, Ali Baba, The thief of Bagdad, and that type of movies.”
I was floored, an avid movie fan at the time I couldn’t figure out a man of his Spiritual realization would care for such cheese B movies made on the fifties, and sixties, with second rate actors like Steve Reeves, and other perhaps more memorable, like Douglas Fairbanks earlier and many others, since Hollywood love for the exotic, an adventures has been a cash cow, and every so many years they bring to the screen the tales of the Arabian Nights in a new form, with little, or any artistic relevance, .
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