“A Hidden Life”: Review By Edward Curtin.

I didn’t know what to make of this, particularly since any idol or symbol representing the “mythical” crucified Christ is repugnant to me, but the message is unavoidable, and people need to be told that throughout the times there have always been truly courageous individuals who went against common wisdom to walk the path of the higher mind.


(Cross-posted from DissidentVoice.org)

Painting A True Christ

A review of Terrence Malik’s film: A Hidden Life

by Edward Curtin / February 14th, 2020

here’s an early scene in Terrence Malik’s masterful new film – what I would call a moving painting – where the central character Franz Jägerstätter, an Austrian peasant farmer from an isolated small mountainous village who refuses to take an oath to Hitler and fight in the German army, is talking to an older man who is restoring paintings in the local Catholic church.

Franz, a devout Roman Catholic, is deeply disturbed by the rise of Hitler and the thought of participating in his immoral killing machine.  The older man tells Franz – who has already been admonished that he has a duty to defend the fatherland (homeland) – that he makes his living painting pretty holy pictures for the culturally conditioned parishioners for whom God…

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9 thoughts on ““A Hidden Life”: Review By Edward Curtin.

  1. Sha'Tara Post author

    Yes, it would have been more effective without the overt religious theme. As far as the crucifixion goes, surely enough is enough, at least publicly. If some people get off on worshipping an instrument of horrible torture depicting a human being nailed to it, then let them satisfy their sadism in the privacy of their homes and churches. I’ve been “meditating” lately on what would have happened had Jesus been a woman. She would have been stoned to death. Would they now have an idol depicting a mound of stones and a woman’s bloody, smashed head sticking out of the top of it?


    1. George F.

      Would they now have an idol depicting a mound of stones and a woman’s bloody, smashed head sticking out of the top of it?…OMG that image is hysterical. Not meant to be of course, but that image makes a total mockery of Jesus on the cross. You nailed it, Sha!


  2. jim-

    I’ve been noticing a recurring thread these past few days. This made me think of you tonight.
    ”Crazy Horse dreamed and went into the world where there is nothing but the spirits of all things. That is the real world that is behind this one, and everything we see here is something like a shadow from that one—Black Elk
    It is thematic among many great leaders of the First Nations and indigenous wisdom through the world.


    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Thanks for the comment, Jim. Recurring thread as… exposing the story of Jesus Christ and the real beginning of Christianity? Rejecting God as religion projects that image was not rejection of the spirit worlds for me, quite the opposite. When I was no longer shackled by religious beliefs I found an incredible freedom to wander the cosmos without a body. I “remembered myself” and after several incidents of spontaneous “out of body” experiences I learned to just do it. No need for prelims, cleansing, drugs, calling on guides, or whatever: just go. I travelled with an open mind and I saw things, incredible things. I heard stories of ancient times that aren’t written. On one world I discovered I was a returned “queen” of a ruling monarch who was my brother. We were Griffins, not human, and as in so many other guises, I had returned as the awaited prophetess. My news wasn’t great but there was great celebration regardless. Apparently I was well loved on that home world. Then it sort of fades out. I leave but I also know that I remain there and carry on with my work. When we visit these places we find ourselves there. We are never strangers. I can be in any number of times and places “now” and that presents no difficulty for me, a sort of Kwizatz Haderach in the words of Frank Herbert in Dune, one who can be in many places at once. I am never spying or stealing information for everything I learn comes from “me”. Where that leaves Crazy Horse and his dreams, I don’t know. Mine aren’t dreams but actual travels through cosmic reality, timeless and boundless. What triggers my travels is an insatiable hunger to find answers to the great questions we are faced with daily. And I get them only who on this world would believe it? And why should they? I discovered the existence of a race of predatory beings called “Time Lords” who rule most of this universe. I found out the real identity of Lucifer. I learned that Yahweh is essentially a “satrap” of the local Time Lord hierarchy. I know that Jesus as self-proclaimed is not the son of “God” (i.e, Yahweh) but a quasi-rebel against the rule of the Time Lords and like so many others, was eliminated as a major player. I have seen the giant planet Tiamat and re-experienced part of a life as a “mermaid” on that world before it was destroyed. I could go on but that’s my story, no one else’s unless they can remember and they too can access the spirit world and travel the infinite pathways. When sending me messages the Teacher YLea would always sign off, “I was-will be, YLea of the WindWalkers.” Doubtless Crazy Horse was/is a WindWalker. We are the ones with permission to travel the cosmos. Sorry Jim… but you got me going again…

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  3. Phil Huston

    Illusions by Richard Bach makes way more sense to me. His Messiah’s Handbook is a wonderful thing. And infinitely easier on the brain. Myth is at the heart of humankind. Me? I’m with Crazy Horse. The membrane between us and the cosmic radio is elastic, transparent if you look hard enough.


    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Quote: “Me? I’m with Crazy Horse. The membrane between us and the cosmic radio is elastic, transparent if you look hard enough.”
      Agree. You just have to want to look. The story would have played possibly better without all the allusions to a mythical deity that developed into a monstrosity throughout its 2000 years lifespan.

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