Solar eclipse image
You may have noticed the timelapse photograph of a solar eclipse at the top of this website. Artist Roy Two Thousand captured this image at Pyramid Lake, Nevada on May 2012. If you enjoy that image as much as I do then you will definitely enjoy Roy’s new film. Lake of Dreams was released last Thursday on Vimeo, and has since received a very warm welcoming across the internet with over 500,000 plays already in less than a week. This short 7-minute timelapse film was recorded at Burning Man in 2013. I’ve never been to Burning Man, but I can assure you that attendance at the annual gathering is not necessary to fully appreciate the film. Even if you’ve never been, give this film your time.
According to Ayurvedic philosophy there are 5 elements that everything in the universe is comprised of: space, air, fire, water, and earth. I have not yet interviewed Roy following the film’s release, but since he was one of the first people to introduce me to Ayurveda, I can tell you that he is greatly influenced by the nature based philosophy of this ancient Indian medical system. Roy’s connection to the natural world is very apparent in the film, as all 5 elements are evident throughout the film. While Burning Man is famous for having amazing displays of art, the weather and natural phenomenon captured in the film almost make the man made creations look insignificant. Space is shown as thousands of stars are visible in this remote desert location. Air is displayed in the form of dust storms moving across the landscape. We see water falling from the sky during a rare desert thunderstorm. Fire is obviously presented near the end during the famous burning of the man ceremony. And nearly every scene in the film shows the dry barren desert earth.
Nearly 9 months ago I published my first article on this site, and explained to you the Meaning of the Sattvic Planet image. Today I am happy to say that I have only 10 articles remaining to reach my goal of 50 articles in one year. Help me celebrate by viewing Lake of Dreams today! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. To learn more about Roy Two Thousand visit his website: www.roy2k.com
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