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Cosmic Vision News - November 18, 2016

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Greetings and blessings to all!

We are getting close, everyone. We are approaching, and perhaps now even crossing, that threshold where we are forced to choose to either act in the name of freedom for the future of humanity and the planet, or to fall into utter and complete surrender to fear and control by the global banking cabal.

This period is marked by two arguably significant events that are now unfolding. One is the collapse of the mainstream media, the main tool used by the cabal to brainwash humans into accepting their enslavement, debt and fears. The other is the apparent war on cash that appears to have broken out.

I want to make it clear however, that these events do NOT have to be negative! The collapse of the mainstream media is indeed a very positive thing. HOW the mainstream media reacts to this however, could turn it all into a negative event, especially if people get too emotionally charged up by any rhetoric that the media, its handlers, its controllers, its owners and the politicians may try to throw out. Abandon the mainstream media, as much as possible, and let them suffocate on the loss of advertising revenue.

The war on cash, which I will briefly mention in financial news is not something I will give much attention to immediately. Why is this? IF this event is meant to be a negative cabal attempt to get people to put all their withdrawn cash back into the system to control people, then I will not give any energy to that. Having said this however, IF this is also an attempt to facilitate changes for the new financial paradigm, then this action may just be a short-term pain as we transition into long-term gain.

At this time, I will be honest with you and say that I am not sure if this developing war on cash is a positive thing or a negative thing. I am observing it.

We start this week by focusing on the media.

In the wake of the US election, as mentioned last week, the mainstream media is arguably in full, disaster-recovery mode as they attempt anything that may allow them to justify their delusional right to be the so-called ‘truth tellers of journalism’.

Are they getting nervous? They must be, because suddenly, in the week of their ultimate humiliation, they or at least those who control them, have taken on a campaign to discredit alternative news and its sources.

First however, an article by Jennifer Harper appearing on the Washington Times website on Nov 15th reports that: “ Inaccuracies, melodrama, bias, outrage: Journalists showcased plenty during election night news coverage which proved to be intense — and endless. The phenomenon has taken a toll. The weary nation appears to be peeved at the press, and that includes Democrats and Republicans alike who are literally turning away.

“As America deals with the fallout of the election, 27 percent of the country is actively trying to avoid the news.”


CLICK TO VIEW  - 15NOV16 Jennifer Harper, : Price of bias: America now shunning news media after 2016 election.


It should not have been a surprise, as the hints have been there for ages, and most recently from September. A recent Gallup Poll conducted during the second week of September shows the plummeting trust people have in mainstream media. An article from reported on Sept 15th that: “ A major pollster has some stark news: “Americans’ trust and confidence in the mass media ‘to report the news fully, accurately and fairly’ has dropped to its lowest level in Gallup polling history, with 32 percent saying they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media. This is down eight percentage points from last year,” writes Art Swift, an analyst for the Gallup poll, which first asked the nation to weigh in on the press in 1972.

“Over the history of the entire trend, Americans’ trust and confidence hit its highest point in 1976, at 72 percent, in the wake of widely lauded examples of investigative journalism regarding Vietnam and the Watergate scandal,” Mr. Swift said.

The sentiment has fallen slowly and steadily, and has consistently been below a majority level since 2007.”


CLICK TO VIEW  - 15SEP16 : GALLUP POLL : American Trust in the News Media Falls to Lowest Level in History.


The RedStateWatcher news website is reporting that an active campaign to take down the mainstream media has begun. According to an article on this website: “A new campaign on social media has begun to take down the "corrupt" national media. Users on twitter are now spreading the hash tag #BlackOutCNN for a planned November 20th Blackout.”


CLICK TO VIEW  - 15NOV16 : Campaign to take down the mainstream media has begun.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 15NOV16 Amy Moreno, : Trump Supporters Push Failing “Fake News” Outlet CNN to the Brink of Implosion.


Not to be intimated, the establishment media wants to hit back. It is in their monetary interest to preserve their dignity, and power while trying to continue the rhetoric that they are the institutions of integrity when it comes to reporting on global events and change. Keep in mind that this is the same establishment media that allowed journalistic icons like Time Magazine to announce Adolf Hitler as its ‘Man of the Year’ in 1938, so you can take a guess as to what this might tell you about the mainstream media.

On Nov 15h, the ActivistPost website reported the following: “ The establishment media is dying. This is not a biased view coming from “alternative media,” it is a fact borne out by metrics and opinion polls from within the establishment itself. It was true before the recent election, and is guaranteed to accelerate after their shameless defense of non-reality which refused to accept any discontent among the American population with standard politics.

Now, with egg on their face after the botched election coverage, and a wobbling uncertainty about how they can maintain multiple threads of a narrative so fundamentally disproven, they appear to be resorting to their nuclear option: a full shut down of dissent.”

As well, the article writes: “Voices within independent media have been chronicling the signposts toward full-on censorship as sites have encountered everything from excessive copyright infringement accusations, to de-monetization, to the open admission by advertising giants that certain images would not be tolerated.

However, until now these efforts have appeared random, haphazard, and rife with retractions and restorations of targeted sites and content. A massive backlash of reader outrage toward these restrictive measures has confirmed that most consumers don’t like the idea of being given boundaries to their intellectual freedom.”

The article notes how corporate media are taking Facebook to task because their algorithms do not filter out hoax news from so-called real news. They are trying to claim that this is why Donald Trump won the election.


CLICK TO VIEW  - 15NOV16 : Establishment Media Declares War On Their Competition as “Fake News”.


Ben Gilbert, writing for wrote on Nov 15th that: “ Facebook is the world's most widely used online service, connecting billions of people. It's also responsible for the mass spread of false news and information.

Facebook makes it easy for users to share misinformation, false news stories, hyperbolic memes, and outright conspiracy theory. Some of these sites are intended to look like real publications (there are false versions of major outlets like ABC and MSNBC) but share only fake news; others are straight-up propaganda created by foreign nations (Russia and Macedonia, among others).


CLICK TO VIEW  - 15NOV16 Ben Gilbert, : Fed up with fake news, Facebook users are solving the problem with a simple list.


It is accurate to say that there are many false and hoax news sites attempting to share and report information. Some are intentional disinformation by both the global cabal and its agents, and it is possible that some sites are honourably putting out disinformation, to help protect people from a mental breakdown as the global cabal is exposed, and reality as people have known it for their entire lives, goes up in smoke.

There are also sites that are attempting to do honourable journalism, even though they may not always be able to be accurate, given their limited access to resources. Even this has to be questioned however, because every human, myself included, has the ability to know intuitively, what is and is not for the Highest Good. Having said this however, each human is at a level of awakening and discernment that is unique to that invidual, to serve the growth of that human soul in that moment. I do not claim to have perfect discernment, and although I discover some things I share are later shown to be inaccurate, it is my hope that at least my transparency in acknowledging this, allows people to accept CVN.

For the establishment media, it is an easy cop-out, to blame anyone but themselves for an outcome that they did not want, and now feel threatened by.

A document has been released, presumably by people with loyalties to the mainstream media or its establishment controllers, listing a number of alternative news websites that, according to the ‘more honest’ (cough cough) establishment media, are either fake, hoax, satire or otherwise lacking in credibility.

The website just mentioned, Activist Post has proudly claimed to be included on this list.

The Free Thought Project website is also on this list. Matt Agorist, reporting for The Free Thought Project, in an article re-posted on the MintPress News, reported on Nov 17th that: “ Make no mistake — a concerted effort by the mainstream corporate media is underway to undermine those who express peaceful dissent. A seemingly blatant attempt to discredit the alternative media by lumping independent publishers into a contrived category of ‘fake news’ has begun.”

He continues: “ This week, multiple mainstream media sources across the web began reporting on a ‘list’ of ‘fake’ news sites. NYMag, LA Times, the Independent, Business Insider, and others all ran with similarly contrived headlines of how this list will help you combat fake news.

Now for the kicker.

Not one of these websites provided a single example of any of the sites on this list reporting anything fake. All they did was promote disinformation (i.e. fake news) by claiming — without researching — that all the sites on this list are fake, because a ‘college professor’ put it together.”


CLICK TO VIEW  - 17NOV16 Matt Agorist, : MSM Publishes ‘Fake News’ List To Discredit Alt-Media, Control Public Perception.


A link to the document listing all the media that this source seems to feel are false or a hoax, will appear in the show summary for this story. I will also be posting the transcript of this story, as I suspect that this is a story that has generated a lot of discussion among awakened souls and their less-awakened family members. Maybe there are some thoughts here that may contribute to those discussions.


CLICK TO VIEW  - ALLEGED DOCUMENT: False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical “News” Sources.


The media has been forced to go through some self-reflection. A few media, arguably to their credit, immediately came out and acknowledged that they had done wrong during the election.

Michael Goodwin of the New York Post apologized to Post readers for biased reporting on the election, stating that “We blew it”.


CLICK TO VIEW  - 11NOV16 Michael Goodwin, : New York Times: We blew it on Trump. (The Failing New York Times Issues an Apology to it’s Readers for Biased Reporting).


The New York Times issued an apology of sorts with a letter that was posted from the publisher and executive editor.


CLICK TO VIEW  - 13NOV16 : To Our Readers From the Publisher And The Executive Editor.


The following comments were shared on MSNBC where the host points out the responsibility and failure of the media. Granted, the host only says that it was in the last month that the media has been off track, which of course is not accurate at all, but at least he says something:


CLICK TO VIEW  - 10NOV16 via : MSNBC Realise They are Propagandists.


Is there another reason why the alternative media has suddenly found itself itself in the crosshairs of the establishment media?

One hint may come from a recent choice of Donald Trump. An August article from the London Guardian reported that: “ Donald Trump shook free the last vestiges of political supervision on Wednesday with the appointment of a maverick new campaign chief likely to favour his freewheeling style.

Steve Bannon, a Breitbart News executive once described by Bloomberg as the “most dangerous political operative in America”, will wrestle day-to-day control of the campaign from current chairman Paul Manafort.” reported on Nov 13 that Trump has now appointed Bannon to his cabinet as a senior counselor.

What makes the appointment of Bannon interesting, as far as the establishment media war on alternative media, is that Bannon is the former Chairman of Breitbart Media. Breitbart Media also just happens to be one of the media on the alleged black-list.

The Maine Republic Email Alert website summed it up this way: “for the first time in U.S. history, a powerful alternative news platform will have the ear of a POTUS and serious access to the West Wing. Not only is Bannon a very conscientious truth-seeker following in the footsteps of founder Andrew Breitbart, he is also a no-nonsense political warrior who will not suffer fools gladly.

It means that the US of A is about to be treated to a dose of reality never experienced by the media-consuming public. It also signals Trump’s intention to permit the brutal truths to be disseminated by his administration. Many of those truths, by the way, are not only quite inconvenient to the current power structure behind the U.S. Federal Government, some are downright radioactive that will eventually go nuclear.”


CLICK TO VIEW - 17AUG16 : Donald Trump appoints Breitbart chief Stephen Bannon to lead campaign”.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 17AUG16 : AP: Breitbart’s Stephen K Bannon Appointed CEO in Trump Campaign Shake Up.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 17AUG16 : Donald Trump Appoints Media Firebrand to Run Campaign.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 13NOV16 Meghan O’Day, : Trump Taps Reince Priebus for Chief of Staff, Stephen Bannon as Senior Counselor.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 17NOV16 : Something Quite “Huge” Just Happened! (appointment of Bannon)


This could very well be the real reason why the alternative media is being so actively targeted now.

The story will most certainly not end here, and the signs are that the energy of our current times is only going to shake things up even more, and not settle them down…at least, not yet.

From what I have been able to tell so far, Cosmic Vision News does not appear to be on any black list of alternative media.

To be honest, I am not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. It would be a good thing because it means CVN either has a format that the establishment is not able to discredit, or the more likely reason is that they feel CVN is not big enough to be worthy of attention. At the moment, CVN no longer enjoys the ratings it once had on BlogTalk Radio and I have not been able to generate the resources necessary to make CVN bigger. T

The Universe may be protecting CVN at this time until it can break out at a time when it is meant to break out. I keep creating that this is the case. Not being on this may also be a bad thing, because sometimes, some bad publicity, especially from corrupted entities, can actually bring attention to a program. In this sense, maybe the establishment is afraid to bring attention to CVN because of its ‘bigger picture’ and ‘BIGGER, bigger picture’ perspective combined with the empowered messages from spiritual and galactic sources.
I might like to think that this is the case, but realistically, I admit that this is highly unlikely.

As I have been trying to share with listeners, ‘truth’ is very relative and very subjective. Therefore, can any website, any writer or any news program, including my own program, claim to be reporting ‘truth’? Any one news source, that does not resonate with the truth that an individual is holding in the current moment of ‘now’ could arguably claim the news source to be ‘fake’ or a ‘hoax’.

I sent an email to the anchor of CTV National News in Toronto, Lisa Laflamme, and invited her to a discussion about ‘truth’, especially when it comes to journalism. This was a number of days ago. Although she has replied to email from me before, she has yet to reply this one, and I am not expecting her to, because I’m sure she realizes what mainstream journalism has now become.

Any news source that does not have the courage to acknowledge this to its readers, listeners or viewers, is, in my very personal opinion, questionable at best in its transparency and integrity. I dream of a day when I can appear on a mainstream program and discuss what ‘truth’ is and share what I have just said to the hosts of that program and the audience.

In times of universal deceit, telling the truth, or at least exposing information about the enslavement of humanity and the destruction of our planet for profit, power and greed, becomes a revolutionary act.


CLICK TO VIEW  - 11NOV16 Josiah Ryan, : 'Unacceptable': Wolf Blitzer rebukes Trump for breach in press protocol.



CLICK TO VIEW  - 11NOV16 : CNN Busted on Live TV Staging Fake Trump Protester Interview.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 31MAR16 : Craigslist Ad: Get Paid $15 an Hour to Protest at a Trump Rally.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 11NOV16 Jimmy Rustling, : Donald Trump Protester Speaks Out: “I Was Paid $3,500 To Protest Trump’s Rally”.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 12NOV16 Sergey Gladysh, : Anti-Trump protests are paid and staged, Craigslist reveals.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 11NOV16 : Evidence Shows George Soros Behind Violent Trump Protest!.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 13NOV16 JC Collins, : The Take Down of George Soros Has Begun.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 12NOV16 : "Beware Of The Shadow Government": Ron Paul Warns President-Elect Trump.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 03AUG2015 Robert Reich, : Robert Reich: There's a Revolt Against the Ruling Class Brewing -- Elites Don't See It Coming.

CLICK TO VIEW - 15NOV16 Jon Miltmore, : Snowden: Stop Putting So Much Faith (and Fear) in Presidents.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 15NOV16 Darren Hardy via : Trump As President: I can predict the next 4 years!

CLICK TO VIEW  - Homepage for success mentor Darren Hardy.

CLICK TO VIEW  - Facebook homepage for Darren Hardy.

CLICK TO VIEW  : After Attacking Trump, George Soros Got The Worst News Of His Life Today!


CLICK TO VIEW  - 14NOV16 : Socialist Rumen Radev is Bulgaria’s new president.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 14NOV16 EuroNews via YouTube: Socialist Rumen Radev is Bulgaria’s new president.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 14NOV16 : Bulgaria prime minister resigns as opposition wins presidency.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 14NOV16 : Moldova: Pro-Moscow candidate claims presidential victory.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 13NOV16 EuroNews via : Moldova: Pro-Moscow candidate claims presidential victory.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 14NOV16 : Pro-Russia presidential candidate declares victory in Moldova.


CLICK TO VIEW  - 19OCT16 Conor Gaffey : After Burundi, Which Other African States Could Abandon the ICC?

CLICK TO VIEW - 13NOV16 Joyce Chimbi, : African nations set to abandon intl court.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 16NOV16 : Russia withdraws signature from ICC.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 17NOV16 : Russia Brews ICC Shocker.


CLICK TO VIEW  - 16NOV16 : War On Cash Intensifies: Citibank To Stop Accepting Cash At Some Branches.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 16NOV16 : Barcelona Joins Social Currency Revolution, Proposes Own Bank Notes.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 18NOV16 Jeff Berwick, : The War On Cash Goes NUCLEAR.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 26OCT16 : Trump calls for '21st century' Glass-Steagall banking law.


CLICK TO VIEW  - 09NOV16 : Swiss government rejects 'sovereign money', national law initiatives.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 14NOV16 : Switzerland Follows Iceland in Declaring War Against the Bankers.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 03JUN2014 : Launch of the Sovereign Money Initiative in Switzerland.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 24DEC2015 : Switzerland To Vote On Ending Fractional Reserve Banking.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 24DEC2015 Mehreen Khan, : Switzerland to vote on banning banks from creating money.


CLICK TO VIEW  - 04NOV16 : The Paris Agreement: Now We Need to Move the Money.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 10NOV16 : Australia ratifies Paris agreement amid fears of Trump withdrawal.


CLICK TO VIEW  - 10NOV16 Ian Johnston, : Climate change may be escalating so fast it could be 'game over', scientists warn.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 11NOV16 Sarah Emerson, : Kids Win the Right to Sue the US Government Over Climate Change.

CLICK TO VIEW  - : Securing The Legal Right To A Stable Climate.

CLICK TO VIEW  - : Mission statement of the organization.


CLICK TO VIEW - 17NOV16 : The Clintons’ Choice.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 14NOV16 Nathaniel Artosilla, : Alien News: Hillary Clinton, John Podesta To Convince Barack Obama To Reveal Aliens, UFO Secrets?

CLICK TO VIEW  - 15NOV16 : Time for MUFON to Take the Next Step.

CLICK TO VIEW  - : Rockefeller Initiative Documents.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 02APR16 John Lockett, : Tom DeLonge Has Something Very Important to Tell You.


CLICK TO VIEW  - 10NOV16 Richard Dolan via : The Disclosure Movement and Donald Trump by Richard Dolan.


CLICK TO VIEW  - 22JUL16 : Second Brain Found in Heart Neurons - Trust your Gut Feelings.

CLICK TO VIEW  - 12JUL16 via : 2nd Brain Found in the Heart - Trust your Gut Feelings.

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12. ( 1:39:56 ) ANNOUNCEMENT

There is an announcement I’d like to make this week. My life is again going through some major transitions. For most of this year, I have been back in Canada, staying at my mother’s place and helping her to prepare her house for sale. The time has come where she felt it did not make sense to continue paying all the household and property expenses, when she was not spending the majority of her time there any longer.

When I have come back to Canada, I have had a place where I can stay. Her house has now sold, so I will again be leaving Canada, as there is no other place for me to go now.

I will be spending three to four weeks at a health spa in Asia, in preparation for what I believe will be a new job after that.

If all things go well, I hope to finally have a job with a salary that will allow me to move forward. For years, i has been my hope that CVN would support me, and there has been great support from a about 15 regular contributors to the newscast. To those fifteen, and they know who they are, please now how grateful I am for what you have been able to share to help me in my service to humanity and the planet!

Unfortunately, it has not been enough. So, in order to move forward, some changes have to be made, and I do not yet know how this will impact CVN or its future. All I do know is that, at least for now, I choose not to continue being solely dependent upon donations. It simply has not worked.

I am not yet at liberty to go into details about what this job will be. This is because it is not yet official, and also because I do not have permission from those involved to discuss the nature of the project. All I can share is that the vision that has been discussed with me is in alignment with the vision I have been working on and trying to share for over ten years for global change, peace and healing. Assuming all goes well with regard to what is being created, it is expected that numerous planet-changing projects will evolve, and it will allow me to help shape the future in what I am creating will be for the Highest Good of humanity and also for our planet, and eventually help facilitate the introduction of our galactic families to the world in a larger way.

For this reason, the newscasts may be a bit shorter over the coming weeks.

For the time being, it is not necessary to make any donations to CVN. As things come together, I am creating that I will have a salary to support myself. I will be removing the option to donate via the CVN page and if there is a need to put it back up, then I will cross that bridge if and when I come to it.
To those regular supporters..THANK YOU VERY MUCH! To those who have contributed randomly…thank you also for your kindness and support! I’m always humbled and grateful that CVN has somehow been worthy enough to receive that support!

So…onwards and upwards…and we’ll see how things evolve over the coming weeks!

13. ( 1:43:17 ) FINAL WORDS

In this week’s FINAL WORDS,

As I just mentioned…here I go again, in transition! Transition is always an exciting time, and I am looking forward to what comes next!

I would just like to give a shout out to my mother for the courage she has shown in finally making the choice to sell the house that she has called ‘home’ the last 25 years or so, maybe a bit longer. It is always frightening when people in their golden years finally realize that a big change is finally necessary. What is especially harder is that she is part of the last generation of people that never knew technology for most of their lives.

Living in a technological world, without much knowledge of, or passion for, technology, can be intimidating. She admits that she has a hard time understanding the current world. She is a soul that yearns for a simple life, coming from a period in time when people actually talked with one another, and actually reached out to help in very concrete ways to those around them. She came from a very poor upbringing, but has always remained positive about the blessings in her life and in her world. In her golden years, her mission is also simple: to enjoy the time that is left, and to bring as many smiles to people around her as possible.

She is not afraid to act silly, and in a way, I have to admire that, because I myself have lost that ability. As I say this, I know full well that I have not REALLY ‘lost it’, but simply that I have chosen to not express it, most for reasons attached to my ego. Let’s be honest..that is what it is. My ego is fearful of what people might say or think if I was to act silly and do things that most would not expect from a middle-aged adult in a professional world such as journalism. People like Jon Stewart can make the news silly and funny. My gift does not quite fit in to that category, and I accept that.

My mother has shared unselfishly and regularly with those around her, and the same could be said for the wonderful man with whom she is sharing her golden years. They share a common view to LIFE, and it is so very appropriate that they were able to heal from their previous relations and move forward together! LIFE seems to reward my mother in numerous small ways. She is however dealing with one issue relating to her mouth, and it is a condition that has been called ‘burning mouth syndrome’. If there are any listeners who have this, had it, or know someone who has been treated for it and how - I would love to hear from you. She has had this condition for over four years, and I very much want to find a way to help remove this discomfort from her life, so her world can be even better.

Mom has graciously provided me with a loan, so I can leave Canada and go to a health spa, and spend some time cleaning out my body, to help prepare it for what I expect will be a very active period of global change. I think I need a major detoxing inside my body, and it is my creation that this will help me regain my energy, my focus and my sense of purpose moving forward.

For the last month and a half, I have been staying with and her partner Dave at his place, and I’m grateful to him for allowing me to stay this length of time. It is time to leave, so I acknowledge both of them. With my profound appreciation, I say I love you both, and thank you for your support of me and for the service I am attempting to share with humanity and the planet! You both have stood behind me and supported me even in the face of an unconventional lifestyle that not many would choose. It is my prayer that I will be able to help bring health solutions to them, so that they may enjoy spending their retirement money on things other than health assessments, and other not-so-enjoyable expenses.

The world I am envisioning and seeking to empower and create may,… just may…be in time to allow some forthcoming health technologies to bring them the comfort they both so much deserve for the kindness and joy that they bring to others on a daily basis. I’m proud of you both for the joy you bring to others! So, thank you, and I love you both…again!

Having said this, and I thank you all for allowing me this moment to express this, I also wanted to share that this week, I did something that I have not done in an extremely long time: I went to a movie theatre to watch a movie.

It has been my hope to view this movie when it was premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September, but unfortunately, the organizers chose not to allow me a media pass to the gala event.

Many already know that that there are elements of truth being mixed in with Hollywood movies, some more than others.

A number of movies are out there dealing with extraterrestrials or ‘aliens’ as Hollywood and so many others prefer to call our galactic families.

The movie I saw, surprised me a bit, for it wasn’t quite what I thought it would be. It is an ET disclosure movie, yet, as I am now realizing, is not exactly about ET disclosure.

It was the movie Arrival, starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner. Directed by Canadian Denis Villeneuve.

When galactic ships appear at twelve locations around the world, elite teams are selected for each location and in the US a well-known linguist and a scientist are paired up to try to find a way to connect to and communicate with the non-humanoid ET lifeforms.

I have to confess, I think I need to watch it again, to grasp what was really trying to be shared in this movie. The movie starts out with scenes from the life of Dr. Louise Banks, played by Adams. She has a child, and the child grows up, but becomes ill and then dies. In present day, she walks into class at a university and very few are there and it is announced that ships have begun appearing around the world. Banks finds herself being contacted by the military, because of her work in translations of languages.

At the beginning of the movie, Banks states the following: “ There are days that define your story beyond your life…like the day they arrived.”

Although the movie focuses on the interaction between Banks and the ET’s as well as the growing global tension about how to deal with the alleged threat, there is something else that seems to be told underneath this storyline, and we don’t begin to grasp this until the end of the movie.

When ET first came out over 34 years ago, the world was given a glimpse of a friendly, but not humanoid in the way most understand this term. Hollywood has given us numerous movies with non-humanoid ET’s that are violent and attempting to take over the planet and humanity.

What seems to happen in this movie is that the ET visitors appear, almost as neutral observers. Even when the US military stupidly attempts to attack the ET ship, the ET’s seem to understand that Dr Banks is on the verge of bridging the communication gap, and they seem to protect her. What is interesting is the ET response to this attack. I do not want to spoil it for anyone, so I am going to be intentionally vague.

The ending, at first, disappointed me. I was left wondering what that was all about, and I really had to sit back and reflect on what was being shared. As I said, I have to go back and watch it again, especially the ending, so I can more fully grasp the intended message.

There was a more ‘human’ component to this particular movie, and in this sense, it was perhaps quite refreshing. There was not a lot of violence, surprisingly little, in fact, considering it is a Hollywood movie.

The ending somehow brings the life of Dr. Banks full circle, and it manages to bring together ‘past’, ‘present’ and ‘future’ into the ET / human storyline. What is presented is a different form of human / ET contact, and it is up to the viewer to follow along in understanding the nature of the communication that Dr. Banks is attempting to discover with the visitors.

On a more positive side, without giving too much away, some may be surprised, perhaps pleasantly, about the portrayal of these particular galactic family members, given that they are not humanoid in form, and they communicate in a, shall I say…somewhat unusual form.

The November edition of Cineplex Magazine, Volume 17, Edition 10 which was available at the movie theatre, had an interview with Adams in it, which I read afterwards. When the reporter stated that the film is not really about aliens, Adams was quoted as saying that: “People keep telling me it’s about aliens, and I say not really. It’s about us, about humans. So, I like that it’s a human at heart of it, someone who is more pedestrian. She is not glamourous. She carries the weight of being human on her shoulders.”

Bruce Kirkland, writing for the Toronto Sun, described the film as challenging and complex, while also writing that: “At its core, Villeneuve says, Arrival is not really an alien invasion thriller. Instead, it is an intensely personal drama revolving around Adams’ character. His goal, Villeneuve explains, “Was to explore the idea of our relationship with death. I think in the movie the main character is trying to find fulfillment, but she finds she needs to be at peace with the idea of death, that death is part of life.”

Perhaps one may get a hint of how different this sci-fi movie is from a review by T’Cha Dunlevy from the Montreal Gazette. In his review, he writes: “Villeneuve’s own starting point was the inner world of his protagonist.”

Villeneuve was quoted as saying that: “I was thinking that what might bring freshness and something original to science fiction was if we approached the film from an intimate point of view,” he said, “following this woman and feeling what she’s going through.”

To that end, he worked closely with cinematographer Bradford Young (Selma), developing an esthetic that revolved around Adams’s character.

“We stayed very close to her eyes,” Villeneuve said. “There are very few moments where we leave her point of view. Bradford and I really tried to be sensitive to details and moments that you don’t usually see in science fiction. That was the most fun part for me, to create these moments that flirted with the dramatic structure off-screen — to take the time to embrace what she was going through.”

I will hold back from saying that the movie is either ‘good’ or ‘bad’. It is not your typical blockbuster, but it is definitely more REAL. Different people are going to walk away from a movie of this nature with their own respective perceptions, based on the truth that each individual has in that moment they view the movie. The observant ones will take something meaningful away from both the human perspective and also from the perspective of what disclosure may mean.

There appear to be some interesting and relevant hints for those willing to see them, about the soft disclosure of our galactic family members that seems to be happening around our world at this time.

However, I’ll let you take away what you will from it. For most of you, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed…at least not after reflecting on an unexpected ending.

A link to the trailer for the movie will appear in the show summary under the FINAL WORDS.

Create a wonderful week, until our next moment of ‘now’!

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