Looking forward to spiritual cinema this summer at Unity

Popcorn anyone? Following the successful opening of the Unity Spiritual Cinema Series with the June 15 showing of "The Keeper of the Keys" featuring local author Lisa Ryan, July 20 and August 17 are dates to be marked on everyone's calendar for the next two very different movies. The Spiritual Cinema Series prides itself on having a wide variety of movies that are just plain wonderful!

Friday, July 20, at 7 p.m., the movie (with popcorn!) entitled "Biology of Belief 'Lite'" will be shown. We all somehow "know" that the mind/body connection is key to real health. Are you tired of trying to find the words that describe how the mind and body are related, and why their relationship is important to proper health? A renaissance in cellular biology has led to a new understanding of the mechanisms of the mind/body connection. Research scientist Bruce Lipton, Ph.D.,introduces a long-awaited paradigm shift in the biomedical sciences. The movie will inspire your spirit, engage your mind and challenge your creativity as you comprehend the enormous real potential for applying this information to your life.

Lipton, a cellular biologist, author and former associate professor at the University of Wisconsin's School of Medicine, conducted pioneering research on cloned human stem cells and presaged the revolutionary field of epigenetics, the new science of how environment and perception control gene activity.  

The film and the discussion group (with light snacks from Nature's Bin) promise to be quite invigorating!

Then on Friday, August 17, once again at 7 p.m., the beautiful, positive movie "For the Love of Food" will be featured. It is so refreshing to have a great movie on food that is beautifully filmed and oh so positive. Produced by Brad Masi of Oberlin, the scenes will be familiar to many as the film captures the Oberlin and Vermilion areas. The film explores how these communities connect with local food and what can be done to grow the movement. This is community-based cinema which stretches the film experience from passive viewing in a dark room to a tool for community engagement. There will be a group discussion following the film (and light snacks from Nature's Bin).

The format of a movie and popcorn and then a discussion group works so well for the movies chosen for the Spiritual Cinema Series. Following "The Keeper of the Keys" in June, Lisa Ryan facilitated a very active discussion group which led to a request by the group for Lisa to hold a workshop at Unity on her area of expertise, gratitude, which is now scheduled for Friday, Nov. 9, from 7-9 p.m.   

All of these events are at Unity Spiritual Center, 23855 Detroit Rd., in Westlake. Reservations for the movies can be made online at www.unityspiritualcenter.com or by calling 440-835-0400. The nominal fee of $10 can be paid when you register online or can be paid at the door on the night of the movie. Reservations by phone or online are requested so that we have adequate snacks for all who attend.

See you at the movies...July 20 and August 17 at 7 p.m. at Unity!

jan litterst

Jan Litterst is a Westlake resident as well as a member of the Board of Unity Spiritual Center.

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Volume 4, Issue 14, Posted 12:50 PM, 07.10.2012