"A 3D animated short which takes you into a visualistic mind trip of the metaphysical world between life and death”
ORIGIN OF THOUGHT
Inspired by the most unusual book in the annals of recorded thought in the tibetan culture. Bardo instructs one in the art of dying. The Buddhist sect responsible for this manuscript holds that with death man passes into what they call the bardo world. It reveals to the dead what to expect in the after-death state. Relates to the likes of a boot camp in the military, where they give you a best behavior to tackle every jeopardizing situation to escape the snares of death, the book teaches one how best to avoid the snares of life.
Jerry a depressed weak man,seventy-five year old and spent most of his at the home for the aged The state of his physical condition required him to stay on high doses of medications. Loneliness a close friend of him carouses by his side hugging him. Days of his passes by staring at the dark skies . Clatters by people erupts his emotions that makes him isolate himself. Once married, that decided to stitch his scarred heart, but not for long she passed away during his 60's. This man digs his grave in his life in silence.
STAGES OF BARDO, Book & Movie
In Tibetan Tantra, death in its most literal sense is employed as an initiation. The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Bardo Thodol) poetically describes how, after we have left the body at death, we sojourn through the inner realms (the Bardo, literally in between state") and encounter various wrathful and peaceful deities. If we can identify with the Clear Light of the Void and maintain the awareness that all that we experience is illusionary, we attain liberation. If we are unable to do this, we are controlled by karmic forces that pull us eventually back into another physical body.
Intermediate State of the Moment of Death, is related to the states of consciousness of the awakened sixth and seventh chakras. After the moment of death, we might not realize that we have separated from the body.
In the movie, Jerry the old man loses his grip as he tries climbing up the spiral hole and stretches out his hand to the doctor to save him since he hasn’t realized his separation from his physical body.
Intermediate State of Glimpsing Reality, relates to the psychological functions of the fifth chakra, we see that this stage is a projection of our own mental content.
Jerry falls into the void and is frightened by the auditory hallucinations of his mind and he comes in contact with his subconscious self who pick him and speaks to him.
Intermediate State of Seeking Rebirth/ Liberation, we enjoy happy visions and reap the fruit of our impulses and aspirations of our higher self.
This is the return phase in the Hero’s Journey, where jerry meets his wife and connects to her spiritually, she helps him evolve into another realm of consciousness/existence.
Relation to the Functions of Mythology.
Jerry's experience of the first function of myth can be described as the reconciliation of consciousness with the preconditions of his own existence. The departure from everyday reality, a retreat inward with dark encounters of a symbolic kind, and finally--in the most fortunate case in jerry’s life a return journey to liberation. He follows the uncanny parallels between these stages.
Using the hero's journey storytelling technique, the story reveals how the phases of jerry's life correspond to the separation, initiation, and the return to another metaphysical voyage which is the fourth function of myth.
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.”
― Joseph Campbell