I watch a lot of documentaries. I think they are incredible tools for learning and increasing our awareness of important issues. The power of an interesting documentary is that it can open our minds to new possibilities and deepen our understanding of the world.
On this list of mind expanding documentaries you will find different viewpoints, controversial opinions and even contradictory ideas. Critical thinking is recommended. I’m not a big fan of conspiracy documentaries but I do like films that challenge consensus reality and provoke us to question the everyday ideas, opinions and practices we usually take for granted.
Watching documentaries is one of my favorite methods of self-education. If I find a documentary inspiring, I usually spend more time researching the different ideas and interesting people interviewed in the film. I hope you find these documentaries as enlightening as I did!
 Life In The Biosphere
Explore the wonder and interconnectedness of the biosphere through the magic of technology.
Home How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth The Magical Forest Ants: Nature’s Secret Power Mt. Everest: How It Was Made Mariana’s Trench: The Deepest Spot On Earth Natural World: The Andes Shining Mountains: The Rockies Grand Canyon: How It Was Made The Intelligence of Plants
 Creativity and Design:Advertisements
Learn about all the amazing things that people create with their imaginations.
Everything Is A Remix The Creative Brain: How Insight Works Design: The New Business PressPausePlay: Art and Creativity in the Digital Age Infamy: A Graffiti Documentary Influencers: How Trends and Creativity Become Contagious RIP: A Remix Manifesto Design: e² – Sustainable Architecture The Genius Of Design
 The Education Industrial Complex:
The modern school where young minds are moulded into standardized citizens by the state.
The College Conspiracy Declining by Degrees: Higher Education at Risk The Forbidden Education Default: The Student Loan Documentary College Inc. Education For A Sustainable Future Networked Society: The Future of Learning The Ultimate History Lesson With John Taylor Gatto The Education System in Communist China The War On Kids
 The Digital Revolution:
The Internet is now the driving force behind change and innovation in the world.
The Age of Big Data Resonance: Beings of Frequency Life In A Day Networked Society: On The Brink Us Now: Social Media and Mass Collaboration WikiRebels: The WikiLeaks Story The Virtual Revolution: The Cost of Free How Hackers Changed the World
 A New Civilization:
We are at the dawn of a new golden age of human inventiveness.
THRIVE: What On Earth Will It Take? Zeitgeist III: Moving Forward Paradise or Oblivion 2012: Time For Change The Crisis of Civilization The Collective Evolution II The Quickening: Awakening As One 2012 Crossing Over: A New Beginning Collapse The Awakening
Explore the politics of power and control and how it affects your life.
Owned and Operated UnGrip The Power Principle The True Story of Che Guevara Earth Days Capitalism Is The Crisis WikiLeaks: The Secret Life of a Superpower The Putin System The War On Democracy Rise Like Lions: Occupy Wall Street and the Seeds of Revolution
 Biographies of Genius:
The biographies of modern geniuses who pushed humanity forward.
Isaac Newton: The Last Magician The Unlimited Energy of Nikola Tesla The Missing Secrets Of Nikola Tesla Richard Feynman: No Ordinary Genius How Albert Einstein’s Brain Worked The Extraordinary Genius of Albert Einstein Leonardo Da Vinci: The Man Who Wanted to Know Everything
War is history’s oldest racket for stealing from the powerless and redistributing resources to the powerful.
Psywar: The Real Battlefield Is Your Mind The Secret History of 9/11 Robot Armies in the Future The Never Ending War in Afghanistan Shadow Company: Mercenaries In The Modern World Why We Fight The Fog Of War The Oil Factor: Behind The War On Terror
Learn about the financial system works and how people and societies are enslaved through debt.
The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of The World The One Percent Quants: The Alchemists of Wall Street The Last Days Of Lehman Brothers The Four Horsemen Inside Job: The Biggest Robbery In Human History Capitalism A Love Story Money and Life
 Digital Entrepreneurship:
Profiles of the entrepreneurs who used technology to change the world.
The Life Of A Young Entrepreneur Profile: Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin Profile: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Starting-Up in America Steve Jobs: One Last Thing Steve Jobs: The Billion Dollar Hippy Elon Musk: Risk Takers The Story of Twitter
Watch the inspiring stories of amazing athletes.
Fearless: The Jeb Corliss Story Carts of Darkness Usain Bolt: The World’s Fastest Man Wayne Gretzky: The Life and Times Mike Tyson: Beyond the Glory Birdmen The Legacy Of Michael Jordan We Ride: The Story of Snowboarding
Find out more about the impact of exponential growth and the approaching Singularity.
Ray Kurzweil: The Transcendent Man How Robots Will Change the World Human 2.0 Trance-Formation: The Future of Humanity The Venus Project: Future By Design Bionics, Transhumanism And The End Of Evolution The Singularity Is Near Car Technology Of The Future
 Origins of Religion:
Explore the original religious experience of mankind at the dawn of civilization.
Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within Manifesting the Mind: Footprints of the Shaman Ancient Egypt and The Alternative Story of Mankind’s Origins The Hidden Knowledge of the Supernatural Re-Awaken: Open Your Heart, Expand Your Mind Shamans of the Amazon The Root of All Evil: The God Delusion Ancient Knowledge The Naked Truth Before Babel: In Search of the First Language
 Western Religion:
The fascinating history of the three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Secret Quest: The Path of the Christian Gnostics The Secret Gate of Eden Forbidden Knowledge: Lost Secrets of the Bible Banned From The Bible: Secrets Of The Apostles The Road To Armageddon Muhammad: The Legacy of a Prophet A Complete History of God Gnosis: The Untold History of the Bible
 Eastern Religion:
Expand your mind by also studying the entirely different religious worldviews of the East.
Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds The Life Of The Buddha The Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World Mysteries of the Cosmic OM: Ancient Vedic Science Where Science and Buddhism Meet The Yogis of Tibet Taj Mahal: Secrets To Blow Your Mind Light at the Edge of the World: Tibetan Science of the Mind Myths of Mankind: The Mahabharata Ayurveda: The Art of Being
Learn about the basic unity of existence and the miracle of consciousness.
Athene’s Theory of Everything Theory of Everything: GOD, Devils, Dimensions, Dragons & The Illusion of Reality The God Within: Physics, Cosmology and Consciousness 5 Gateways: The Five Key Expansions of Consciousness Return to the Source: Philosophy and The Matrix The Holographic Universe DMT: The Spirit Molecule Kymatica Neuroplasticity: The Brain That Changes Itself
Indiana Jones-style explorations into the unsolved mysteries of the past.
Alchemy: Sacred Secrets Revealed The Day Before Disclosure The Pyramid Code The Secret Design of the Egyptian Pyramids Decoding the Past: Secrets of the Dollar Bill Origins of the Da Vinci Code Forbidden Knowledge: Ancient Medical Secrets Secret Mysteries of America’s Beginnings: The New Atlantis Secrets in Plain Sight
 Mass Culture:
Learn about how our thoughts and opinions are influenced by mass culture.
The Century of the Self All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace The Power Of Nightmares Starsuckers: A Culture Obsessed By Celebrity Human Resources: Social Engineering in the 20th Century Obey: The Death of the Liberal Class Motivational Guru: The Story of Tony Robbins Bob Marley: Freedom Road Radiant City
 Corporate Media:
Discover how the mass media and advertisers channel our irrational impulses.
Weapons of Mass Deceptions Secrets of the Superbrands Orwell Rolls in his Grave The Esoteric Agenda Propaganda The Myth of the Liberal Media: The Propaganda Model of News Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media Symbolism in Logos: Subliminal Messages or Ancient Archetypes Edward Snowden: A Truth Unveiled Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism
 Art and Literature:
Explore the lives of famous artists and how art opens people’s minds.
Cosm: Alex Gray’s Visionary Art Banksy’s Exit Through The Gift Shop New Art and the Young Artists Behind It Salvador Dali: A Master of the Modern Era The Day Pictures Were Born Off-Book: Digital Age Creativity This Is Modern Art
Explore issues in health, how our bodies work and the incredible power of our brains.
The Human Brain The Truth About Vitamins How To Live To 101 America’s Obesity Epidemic The War On Health The Beautiful Truth Food Inc. The Truth About Food The Living Matrix
Documentaries on the effect of drugs — legal and illegal — on the body and mind.
The Union: The Business Behind Getting High The Drugging Of Our Children How Marijuana Affects Your Health Making a Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis LSD: The Beyond Within The War on Drugs: The Prison Industrial Complex Are Illegal Drugs More Dangerous Than Legal Drugs? The Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic Run From The Cure: The Rick Simpson Story
Thought-provoking documentaries on the environmental movement and the growing threats to our biosphere.
Earthlings Blue Gold: World Water Wars Shift: Beyond the Numbers of the Climate Crisis All Things Are Connected The Fight For Amazonia Flow: For Love Of Water Here Comes the Sun The World According To Monsanto The Story of Stuff
Expand your mind by exploring our indescribably large and beautiful Cosmos.
The Search for Planets Similar to Earth Cosmic Journeys : The Largest Black Holes in the Universe The Mystery of the Milky Way Fractals: The Hidden Dimension Into The Universe With Stephen Hawking: The Story of Everything Pioneer Science: Discovering Deep Space Carl Sagan’s Cosmos The Strangest Things In The Universe
The history of scientific discovery and how scientific instruments expand our perception.
The Complete History of Science Secret Universe: The Hidden Life of the Cell Stephen Hawking: A Brief History of Time Quantum Mechanics: Fabric of the Cosmos The Light Fantastic DNA: The Secret of Life Parallel Universes, Alternative Timelines & Multiverse What Is The Higgs Boson? Infinity
The story of our evolution and the emergence of self-aware human beings.
The Origin of Life Homo Sapiens: The Birth of Humanity Beyond Me The Global Brain Metanoia: A New Vision of Nature Birth Of A New Humanity Samsara Ape Man: Adventures in Human Evolution The Incredible Human Journey The Human Family Tree
 Psychology and The Brain:
New research is shining a spotlight on how we can improve our brains.
How Smart Can We Get? The Science of Lust The Secret You What Are Dreams? A Virus Called Fear Beyond Thought (Awareness Itself) The Human Brain Superconscious Mind: How To Double Your Brain’s Performance How Does Your Memory Work? Secrets of the Mind
 Modern History:
The story of the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution and the rise of the modern world.
History of the World in Two Hours The Industrial Revolution The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich The French Revolution Big Sugar The American Revolution
 Pre-Modern History:
The story of the Americas and European history in the pre-modern world.
Socrates, Aristotle and Plato The Medici: The Most Influencial Family In The World A History of Celtic Britain The Crusades: Victory and Defeat The Vikings: Voyage To America Copernicus and the Scientific Revolution
 Current Events:
Become more informed about current events that are shaping the world.
Syria: The Reckoning Empire: Putin’s Russia The New Arms Race The Killing of Yasser Arafat Egypt In Crisis Inside Obama’s Presidency The Untouchables: How Obama Protected Wall Street Behind The Rhetoric: The Real Iran A History of the Middle East since WWII Climate Wars
 Ancient Civilizations:
Fascination explorations into the ancient civilizations of our past.
The Persian Empire : Most Mysterious Civilization in the Ancient World What The Ancients Did For Us What the Ancients Knew Egypt: Beyond the Pyramids Secrets of the Ancient Empires Graham Hancock’s Quest For The Lost Civilization Atlantis: The Lost Continent Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
I hope you enjoy watching some of these mind expanding documentaries! If you have a personal favorite, please share it with everyone in the comments.
I wrote this because I am having a lot of feelings about the fact that everyone but keyleth and vax have died and idk man. title comes from the Oh Hello’s song this will end.
It’s many years later; decades, maybe even centuries after the dragons are defeated.
A child lays in her bed, her grandmother telling her the story of the brave heroes who saved the world.
The rogue, the ranger, the cleric, the barbarian, the bard, the gunslinger, and the druid.
their heroics exaggerated after all the years, their names forgotten to time.
maybe not completely forgotten
Her grandmother tells her of the battles:
how they killed the Iron Storm in his home
how they slayed the Hope Devourer by teleporting inside of it
how they took vengeance for their fallen friend in killing the Frigid Doom
how they nearly died at the hands of the Cinder King
how two of them did die, briefly, at the hands of the Diseased Deceiver.
The child, who had heard all the stories of the adventurers, asked her grandmother a question.
“Do you think it hurt?”
“What do you mean, child?” asked her grandmother.
“They all died- well, all except for the druid and the rogue, I guess, but the ranger, barbarian, and gunslinger all died twice. Do you think that it hurt?” The child asked, curiosity gleaming in her eyes.
An innocent question, asked merely out of curiosity
the child was always the type to ask, rather than leave a question steeping in her brain
Of course it hurts- it feels as if you lose a piece of yourself every time and it hurts so badly you feel you might die from the pain, too.
Her grandmother, sighed, and answered:
“Do I think dying hurts? Child, I know it does. To have someone you love leave? That pain is unimaginable, especially if it’s before their time. The pain would be awful for their friends, and it would only get worse every time someone died. Dying is painful for the living, I think. I don’t think it hurts too badly for the dead.”
The child stared at her with wide eyes.
“But grandmother, the dead have died. That’s gotta hurt, right?”
Trust me, child; I’ve lost enough friends to know it hurts. It feels as though the grief will swallow you whole every time.I’d rather fight a whole conclave of ancient dragons than lose someone I love.
“Child, I would not know, I haven’t died. I imagine it hurts, and I know people who are brought back have lasting effects. But those who are left behind, to live on after someone’s died? They have to live without the person they’ve lost.
And it hurts; it gets better on some days, Child, but then there will be days when you see something and your first instinct will be to tell the person you’ve lost, and you will remember you can’t.
But then you remember to stay strong,and be happy for those who have gone before, and to live well for them.”
The child blinked, taking in her grandmother’s response.
“Huh. Grandmother, would you tell me another story?”
Her grandmother laughed:
“One more, and then it’s off to bed, now which story would you like to hear?”
“Can you tell me the story of the Bard and his magic spice?”
Her grandmother smiled, and begin to weave the tale.
Oh child, if you only knew he thought he was buying drugs, not spices.
When she finished her story, she blew out the candle by the child’s bed, and went to leave the room.
She stood at the doorway, the hallway light illuminating the room, her headpiece casting antler-shaped shadows over the room.
I really do feel cheated that Peter and Wendy weren’t a part of season 1 because cursed Darling Pan AUs are the best thing to exist imagine them as students I really like the idea of rebel Peter and bookworm Wendy but I also love the opposite of that with shy and awkward dreamer Peter and tornado Wendy Darling IMAGINE THOUGH CURSED PETER AS THIS REALLY SWEET, TIMID TEENAGE BOY who is super good friends with Henry and protects him from older bullies but when the curse breaks Peter is like lmao henry i like you you’re a lost boy now we’re going to neverland and that’s the next plot arc instead a season that starts with ALL THE CHILDREN OF THE TOWN DISAPPEARING because Peter Pan has brought them to Neverland and the only remaining are the Darlings, because Wendy knows Peter well enough to evade him And what follows is basically the Nevengers going to Neverland + the Darlings to find Pan and find a way to bring all the children home how cool would that have been
So, i get a lot of questions about how i started yoga lately etc. here are some answers! When did you start? - I started four months ago, in the middle of january i think
Do you join a yoga class? - no i’m practising on my own at home
How do you started? - I started on my own at home. first i used youtube videos from yoga with adriene for beginners, but i couldn’t even reach half of the poses she showed for beginners so i started completely on my own with stretching (touching the ground with my hands, coming in the downward facing dog etc.) . coincident i started working on headstands, later on handstands and one month or a bit more ago with forearm handstands. i always used a wall because i was shaky like hell (and i’m still often!). i don’t do yoga flows at the moment because first i want to be able to reach the poses, so that the flows ARE flows and not just pretending like i’m relaxed when i actually have to fight to hold or come into different poses (yes i know, some of you think this isn’t good, but that’s the way i do it!). so when i do yoga, i always work on headstand, handstand and forearmstand and other different difficult poses and then i stretch my legs, my back, arms etc.
What kind of yoga do you do? - As you can see i just do the whole thing on my own. i often look through tumblr, instagram or blogs (always professional yogis) and look how they come into different poses or if they post tips or so. I don’t do one special kind of yoga for now. i do what feels good for me and as i’ve said, when i’m able to hold different poses for long times i will start concentrating more on real yoga lessons.
How often do you practise? - i practise around every day or every second day at the moment because i don’t have school and study a lot for my exams, so i have a lot of free time. the first three months i practised around every second day. if i don’t feel good i don’t practise (did this once, and it was a REALLY bad decision). i also do abs workouts every third day and i’m sure they also really helped for head/hand/forearmstands.
Sooo, i hope this helped! :) if there are any more questions, feel free to ask. lots of love, kai xxx
Name: Grace Average Hours of Sleep: Like 12 hours or 2 hours. There isn’t usually an inbetween The Last Thing You Googled: Louis Theroux (heh) Nicknames: Tony by Lauren but that’s it Birthday: 27th June Sexual Orientation: Straight but a lil gay. (keeping emma’s answer) Height: idk like short 5′3″ or 5′4″???? Favourite Colour: Boring black One Place That Makes You Happy: home How Many Blankets Do You Sleep With: I just have the one quilt?? I change the thickness in the summer and winter Favourite Film: Nope What I’m Wearing Right Now: Jogger bottoms and a t shirt for bed Last Book I Read: The Road Most Used Phrase: haha probably “i’ll cut you” (in a jokey way iswear) or “fuck you”or something idk First Words That Comes To Your Mind: fuck Last Thing You Said To A Family Member: “mum what phrases do I say a lot?” Favourite Beverage: idk like depends on time of year and stuff, coke or for alcoholic wine Favourite Food: risotto Last Film I Watched in Theatres: Kingsman Dream Vacation: some villa in Tuscany in the hills with a pool and surrounded by family Dream Pet: I have him, he’s called Dennis Dream Job: any job where I am in contact with the national (probably like the professional version of what Ryan Gosling does in Crazy Stpuid Love but for the sad dads instead. Like a pro make over person) Or a comedy/tv writer. Or working for a non-profit or something in Palestine??? (idk they’re all very different)