Symbolism, Sacred Art, Metaphysics

Death and Transformation: The Personal Reflections of Huston Smith DVD

$24.95

This film is about Huston’s dream for the culmination of this life: self-naughting. In answer to “What teachings from the great wisdom traditions sustain you at this very threshold of your own death?” Huston Smith moves one to tears as he describes how to “die before you die” in the world’s religions starting with the ancient Greek tradition of ‘incubation’. His words and luminous presence, embellished by exquisite footage and family photographs, cannot help but deeply touch our hearts.

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This film is about Huston’s dream for the culmination of this life: self-naughting.

In answer to “What teachings from the great wisdom traditions sustain you at this very threshold of your own death?” Huston Smith moves one to tears as he describes how to “die before you die” in the world’s religions starting with the ancient Greek tradition of ‘incubation’. His words and luminous presence, embellished by exquisite footage and family photographs, cannot help but deeply touch our hearts. He shares his final life goal with us and the words he would most love upon his tombstone, among many other profound and beautiful insights.

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Reviews

“This well-made film is more than a lecture about death in various religious traditions. Huston Smith glows with a sense of calm and exuberance as he speaks of facing death. In relating the universal theme of ‘die before you die’, and in recounting the story of his own daughter’s passing, he unmistakably lives and breathes what he is teaching. His personal manner, more than his words, conveys the essence of the subject, and makes the film quite riveting. In his advanced years, Huston remains a teacher, but one who has gone beyond ‘talking the talk’.”
–David Lloyd Coolidge