The Best Spiritual Awakening Movies

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These are the best spiritual awakening movies I have seen. Some of these movies have given me an insight into the spiritual awakening process and the effects of using our expanded consciousness and extrasensory abilities to elevate change in others, ourselves, and the world. Each movie shares philosophical insights into the inner workings of the human consciousness and the driving force that motivates our thoughts, behaviors, and actions in our daily lives.

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The List of Spiritual Awakening Movies

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1. Awake: The Life of Yogananda

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The life and ideals of Indian yogi and spiritual teacher Paramahansa Yogananda are explored in the documentary “Awake: The Life of Yogananda.” The movie tells the story of Yogananda’s upbringing in India, spiritual awakening, and eventual move to America, where he introduced yoga and meditation to millions of people.

2. Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds

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Canadian filmmaker and meditation teacher Daniel Schmidt created a documentary that explores the concept of a single vibratory energy field that unites all things. The movie delves into the connection between this field, religion, science, and the interplay between our inner and outer worlds. The film offers a thought-provoking examination of this powerful idea and its potential implications.

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3. Samadhi

The illusory aspect of human existence is explored in the documentary “Samadhi: Maya, the Illusion of the Self,” which examines the Hindu and Buddhist notions of Maya. The film explores how conditioning can skew our perceptions of the world and our experiences, making us associate with an unreal sense of self or ego. The movie illuminates the essence of the human situation and the possibility of overcoming it through a perceptive investigation.

4. Hereafter

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“Hereafter” is a 2010 supernatural drama film directed by Clint Eastwood. The movie follows the lives of three individuals who are all affected by death in different ways. The first is a French journalist who has a near-death experience during a tsunami, the second is a London schoolboy who loses his twin brother in a car accident, and the third is a psychic who has the ability to communicate with the dead but finds his gift to be a burden.

5. The Fountain

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In the 2006 science fiction movie “The Fountain,” three interconnected stories unfold across different time periods. The first storyline follows Tomas, a Spanish conquistador in the 16th century, on his quest for the Tree of Life to save his queen, Isabel.

In the present day, medical researcher Tommy Creo frantically searches for a cure for his wife’s terminal brain tumor. In the far future, space traveler Tom sets out to save a dying star by traveling through space in a bubble-like vessel containing a tree.

6. Phenomenon

The 1996 drama film “Phenomenon,” directed by Jon Turteltaub, follows the story of George Malley, a small-town mechanic portrayed by John Travolta, who gains extraordinary abilities such as telekinesis, heightened intelligence, and fast learning after an unusual incident.

7. Midnight Special

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“Midnight Special,” directed by Jeff Nichols in 2016, depicts the story of a father, Roy, who goes on the run with his young son, Alton, after realizing that Alton possesses supernatural abilities.

They are chased by the FBI, a religious cult, and other mystery forces, and their adventure takes them throughout the American South on a perilous road trip.

They discover the truth about Alton’s talents and the cause for their interest in him while evading capture and protecting Alton from harm. With a strong emphasis on visual storytelling and tension, the film addresses themes of family, faith, and the unknown.

8. The Matrix

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“The Matrix” examines the depths of human life with themes that delve into reality, identity, and control, bringing classic action sequences and breakthrough special effects to the screen. We are pushed to rethink our own conceptions of reality and the purpose of our existence as we see the characters’ struggle for survival and meaning.

Despite being released over two decades ago, the film’s significance continues to resonate today as we battle with the impact of technology and the potential implications of our creations.

9. Peaceful Warrior

Released in 2006, “Peaceful Warrior” is a thought-provoking drama based on the book “Way of the Peaceful Warrior” by Dan Millman. The movie revolves around the life of Dan Millman, a talented gymnast who appears to have it all but feels unfulfilled.

Dan’s life takes a significant turn when he meets Socrates, an enigmatic gas station attendant who becomes his mentor and guides him on the importance of living in the present moment and finding inner peace.

10. Tuning In – Spirit Channelers In America (documentary)

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David Thomas, a journalist and filmmaker, sought to find deeper spiritual meaning in his life and came across channeling, an ancient practice that involves connecting with a spirit being while in a trance state.

After experiencing channeling for the first time, Thomas conducted in-depth interviews with six of the most renowned trance channelers in the world. These interviews formed the basis of his critically acclaimed documentary Tuning In, which explores the practice of channeling and the insights offered by these spiritual mediums.

11. The Shack

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“The Shack” features Mackenzie “Mack” Phillips, a guy who has been through a terrible tragedy. He receives an unexpected invitation to a distant lodge to meet God one day. Mack, initially hesitant, accepts and goes on an adventure that will change his life forever.

More spiritual awakening movies:

  • The Butterfly Effect 
  • Donny Darko
  • The Celestine Prophecy (2016)
  • Little Buddha
  • 7 Years In Tibet
  • What Dreams May Come
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender (Tv series)
  • Doctor Strange
  • Power (1995)
  • An Interview With God (2018)
  • Eat Pray Love (2010)
  • Life of Pi (2012)
  • Midnight Special
  • Astral City: A Spiritual Journey
  • The Laws of the Sun
  • Wake Up documentary by Jonas Elrod

What are your favorite spiritual awakening movies? let me know by leaving a comment below.

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