DER Documentary

The One and the Many

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by Andy Lawrence
color, 56 min, 2012
In Hindi and English with English subtitles

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Lead me from illusion to reality,
Lead me from darkness to light,
Lead me from death to immortality,
— Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 1.3.28

For the Nath Yogis of Northern India this prayer is an expression of their desire to find the One amongst the many and to return to the source of all things. According to the Naths, only a true guru can guide them through the paradoxes of human life in their search for a centre where nothing must exist.

This anthropological documentary film offers an in-depth look at the Tantrik, Aghori, holy seekers of Northern India who are the disciples of the great Guru Gorakh Nath. Following his journey of discovery in The Lover and the Beloved, Rajive McMullen goes deeper into Tantra presenting his own guru's story.

The One and the Many dives quickly and deeply into its subject...this journey will be rewarding.”
— Video Librarian

Related Resources
Filmmaker's Website: All Rites Reversed

Film Festivals, Screenings, Awards
The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival, USA, 2014
Ethnocineca, Austria, 2013
ETHNOFEST Athens Ethnographic Film Festival, Greece, 2013
Intimate Lens Ethnographic Film Festival, Italy, 2013

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