Pop-Culture References to Self-Realization
Every so often, there are movies, songs, and other entertainment trivia which, deliberately or otherwise, make veiled references to the real.
- The Matrix (1999) - A contemporary classic. Initially famous for the (at the time) state-of-the-art-visuals, 'The Matrix' has become a much abused term. Nevertheless, it is central to the film to call into question that which we take to be real. Such is also the essence of the 'path' to self-realization.
- The Stigmata (1999) - A film dramatisation of the controversy around the Gospel of Thomas. The Gospel of Thomas is perhaps the clearest account of Jesus' teachings that reflects a non-dual message - the same essential message at the heart of all self-realization teachings.