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THIS DRAMATIZATION IS BASED ON
SHIRLEY MacLAINE'S BOOK "OUT ON A LIMB,"
HER ACCOUNT OF A PERSONAL SPIRITUAL QUEST.
Shirley searches for her reason for being after her 40th birthday.
The movie starts with an ALREADY MARRIED "New leader of the Socialist Party" named "Jerry" sweeping her off of her feet. This "leader" tells Shirley how communists are OK people. Shirley said that "a kind of SYNCRONICITY" was occuring in their relationship and she was swept off her feet to meet him in PARIS. I really can't see why her relationship with Jerry was in the movie. She seems to be justifying her relationship with a married man by saying that they were cosmically connected somehow in another life, but this relationship otherwise has no real bearing on her "finding her reason for being". He is not her only male friend in this movie.
Back in New York she meets another guy, DAVID, a "new age artist" who said "Don't you have a feeling that you always get what you want?" and later invited her over to his house to see his art. Then he revealed to her that "Everything that you want to know is right inside of you. You...are the Pacific Ocean. You are the universe." "The life you lead and the lives you have led are connected to God." Then she began to study about re-incarnation and karma. However Shirley, I'm afraid that YOU ARE NOT THE PACIFIC OCEAN. YOU ARE NOT THE UNIVERSE.
She tried to lay her new found mumbo jumbo on Jerry, but he didn't buy the re-incarnation idea or even believe in God. (not surprising for a socialist-communist) Jerry was beginning to wonder about Shirley.
Then she heard about "CHANNELERS". She went back to Malibu to talk with DAVID who told her to say to herself "The kingdom of heaven is within. I love myself. I am God" These gurus would have you believe that this is NEW AGE , as if it is something new, but it is the oldest lie in the book. The Devil, in the form of a serpent, told Eve that "you will be like a God" tempting Eve to eat the apple.
Ge 3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Shirley then meets a woman who sets her up in a group CHANNELING SESSION. The channeler supposedly calls up the ghost of an ancient wise man. Shireley felt that the "ancient" answered all of the groups questions. I believe that the guy was an incredible actor or that he was possessed by a devil. I wasn't impressed by his knowledge.
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