This film has many wonderful mystical themes on the nature of the soul, the afterlife, premortality, and the meaning of life.
Is the meaning of scripture fixed, or can it be given new fresh meaning? I think it is much more of the latter than the former.
Nihilism is a philosophy that says that life is meaningless. It says there is no objective meaning, intrinsic value, or purpose in life. What does mysticism and the mystical experience say about that?
Mythologies run in cycles. We may be in the middle of a massive paradigm shift in the myths which point to our deepest meaning and identity in the cosmos.
Can we know anything absolutely? Is there an absolute objective truth out there? What does mysticism say about this?
This short documentary Being 97 by Andrew Hasse is moving and poignant. The ageing philosopher Herbert Fingarette (1921-2018) contemplates the meaning of life and death after having written several books about it during his academic career. He asks, "what is the point of it all?" He feels he failed at solving it.