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THE ORACLE


Broadcast date: Tuesday 28-11-2006 23:40 - 00:40 NPO 2
Repeat: Saturday 2-12-2006 09:20 - 10:20 NPO 2
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The astounding succes of scientific empiricism over the last 300 years has left us a reality that is, in many ways, much poorer than the magical universe it replaced. A whole menagerie of supernatural beings has become extinct from the ontological landscape.

For over fourhundred years the State Oracle of Tibet has been cloaked in secrecy, now the Dalai Lama has granted the filmmaker permission to portray this strange and mystical side of the old Tibetyan tradition that has been epxlored by the filmmaker as he plumbed the unconscious yearnings of the modern Western pilgrim, while at the same time trying to balance his own rationality with an openness to a distinctly other view of the universe



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