'In the Beginning I Am' is included in the Lys d'Or Art Web Gallery's Magna Mater Exhibition.
This is an art film, very esoteric.
It describes the fall and rising again of the Kundalini energy, in humanity and within the individual.
It describes the re-unification of the masculine and feminine energies as the way back to a world in balance, based in mercy.
Hint: The aegis is the frozen rib cage, rendered immobile by the holding of the breath.
"Suck it up son, and be a man."
The aegis divides both body and consciousness into two sections.
Instead of the heart which is now armored, the mind centered in the head with its sensory organs becomes the center of consciousness.
Sexuality, now way down below the aegis in the other section of the body, becomes a vulnerizing, fear filled, competitive experience when divorced from the heart.
This is the 'fall of mankind': the armoring, the holding of the breath, the split in two and the displacement of the center of consciousness from the heart to the head.
Solution: Breathe. Free the breath, free the lifeforce. Empower the heart, Love.
The feminine energy through the ages.
First she describes herself and experiences as Gaia - the Earth, then as Rhea, the mother of Zeus - king of the gods, whose ascension to the top-spot made possible by the intercession of his son Hermes precipitates the fall, the fall of human-kind, the acquisition of the aegis as part of the body, tilting the balance toward the masculine energy over the feminine, the turning of the tree of life upside down, putting its roots in the airy head instead of the grounding earth.
With the fall, intellect and reason, might, become more important than intuition.
The natural dancing balance of duality is replaced by the striving for one end of the spectrum. The masculine competes to decide who is on top.
The feminine dances, dances, dances with him even when he is unaware of her because her creative energy has been stowed so deep into the bowels of the Earth, meaning both the Earth globe as well as the little earth each one of us walks around in each day, what we call our body, the temple of the living God.
Humanity falls and degrades the feminine further until the Son of a Virgin, the Word incarnate redeems her and shows that she is the way home to the Father and Mother.
All this is made possible by the force of Eros, the force that attracts, the love that softens hearts, the desire for the joy of living, the feeling of the pulsating life force flowing freely.
Music performed by Don Lewis.