This is a bizarre religious art esoteric mini-series that has been scripted and may be made for TV about Christ's return to Earth as a half caste aboriginal bringing his final message of love for everything, to prepare for death and see truth in the only absolute - nothing. It is currently in the pre-production phase and investors and producers are being sought to bring it to a stage where it can be presented to TV channels. It is hoped that filming can begin by the middle of next year.
Episode 1: STAY WITH LOVE
A TV documentary producer on the planet Klon finds, in a tourist sight of ancient ruins, a parchment and so discovers the Tibetans of our planet's wisdom - the Universe's wisdom in reality. So the same revelations come to the same incarnations of soul-spirit on this planet as on Earth.
Boy's journey begins and ends with a computer. In the modern Western world in 1990, Melbourne, though it could be any city on the cutting edge. Boy in his mid 20s, begins to gain realization of self talking to his friends. They want to understand him, are in a way astounded by him, but fail to grasp the message. Seeing Boy as a genius but an egotist and in a way despising him. Claudia, his girlfriend represents the East. A beautiful young Vietnamese woman. She sees the truth more clearly, but she too cannot make the leap of faith to enter Boy's realm. She is still enraptured by the Romantic. Boy's half aboriginal heritage as one of the denied stolen generation of Australia plays subtly on his sub-conscious.
From Boy and Claudia sensually making love, we move to the despair of loneliness and alienation in the modern world's offer of pleasure. At Airlie Beach in 1992, Boy is a few years older, in his late twenties and he begins to show doubts in his role as saviour. The world now appears to him as hell. He fights to keep his sanity and his belief in his mission of universal love through a letter to Claudia. He does not realize that she is betraying him. There is a mad holy lostness about Boy reflected in the increasing collage of disjointed symbols thrust upon the viewer; almost schizophrenic yet verging on heaven. Air Lie Be ach.
The hedonism of the tropical resort, sex, drugs, music and idleness and Boy's attempt to find spiritual love, brings us to a flashback of Boy's grandfather talking to him about love as a child and then a flashforward and we are transposed to the future, to Boy as the wise old man lecturing his story to the masses in 2060 AD, when the spiritual transformation of the West has been vindicated.
Episode 2: TIMELORD
At Airlie Beach Jim is brought in as an old friend who has come up from Sydney to keep an eye on him. But Jim in reality does not exist, is an illusion, an angel Gabrielle watching over Boy, as God sent aspects of himself to communicate with Christ.
Boy's doubts and weaknesses are tested; he is distracted by books and his very mind is brought to the edge of madness at a telephone booth in the resort town. He sees into the future - a police state where silicon life, robots rule - and so begins the revelations into the method to attain nothingness, peace and truth. The conflict with the ego, the human biology and the machine world is symbolised by the Coke machine and its message not to test God.
2000 years ago in the Holy land, at the time of Christ, a boy discovers god by wandering down a dark lane at night and being confronted by a blind leper. The terrible fears unleashed on a child for disobeying, tell us that we, as Christ, have transgressed God's will in exploring the universe by ourselves. It is our eternal sin.
And so existence throws us forward to the past of 1927 and brings us into the first scene of Jacques, an alter-ego of Boy. The country railway station near a monastery in southern France in 1927 and a youngman's attempts to find his lover Josee, introduces the feminine emotional nature of the human spirit as a subplot, a diversion in a way, yet in fact the essence of the story of Christian "sin" - the need for human love between the opposites - man and woman.
At the resort Boy sleeps on the beach and seems to be deteriorating. His renunciation is seen in the destruction of his identity, social, medical and credit cards. Yet he succumbs to alcohol is lured by commercialism in the YHA. (Boy as an old man is now telling his tale in 2060).
Egypt at the height of the Roman Empire 258 AD is introduced as the second theme of the film is opened. Boy is represented as another incarnation, that of the striving philosopher sage trying to balance the achievements of the Empire with its apparent contradictions and evil. The analogy of the Roman world with the West now is stated.
We merge to the YHA. Boy's own failure to live out his messianic mission reduces him to perceiving a paranoid vision of the world - yet one also with a reality.
Episode 3: CHENREZIG
The story moves to 1996, Boy is 32 and in the middle of his spiritual search. He is at a monastery in southern Queensland for Tibetan Buddhism. Visual and symbolic imagery of the Tibetans becomes immersed in their teachings and Boy's learning. Visiting rich women from the city drag Boy down in their spiritual vacuum and the kindly nun is lost in her search for enlightenment. Boy sees the truth, that it is all there, but he fails to communicate this to others.
We are then brought back to the mundanity of the monastery in the form of a Vietnamese monk complaining to a teacher. The teacher is also a psychiatric nurse and thinks Boy is insane. He wants Boy to leave and the teacher disguises his fear of insanity by saying he needs to protect the monastery (an analogy for civilization). This leads back to Jacque's story six years on, the third theme.
Set in a monastery, but amid the rising fascism of mid 1930s France, Jacques' story, already touched upon by the railway station scene, juxtaposes Boy's assertion of Christhood. It is revealed by Boy, himself, as a story which he tells Claudia in Sydney 2000 AD.
Jacque's attempt to find his answers from the Lama transforms itself to Tibet and Jesus in 30 AD.
Boy's, Jacques' and Jesus's story are told in a constant intermerging of the three time frames - the stories must be seen to be completely interchangable parts of the whole. The Lama, Geshla, and his interpreter are also in the battle for liberation. Becoming a meeting of wills both Jesus and Jacques, in their own time continuums, confront the Lama not trusting that he could be their master. A bitterness emerges in Christ as he sees in a vision the Lama as a fruitseller cheating people with rotten fruit. A group of 20th century proper Christians walk by Jacques as an allegory of Western spiritual stagnation and doubt towards the mysticism of Buddhism, and Jacques is caught in the madness of being neither one nor the other. It is the symbol of nature in the leaves on the steps that brings on an experience of samadhi, enlightenment, the realization of self and oneness. Jim arrives, now he takes the form of the larrikan boy-God(Hunaman), who laughs at Jacques missing meditation practice.
Jesus introduces us to the Gompa, the Temple, and we are exposed to its ornate beauty.
We are merged back to Jacques paying for his breakfast, being made to feel like a thief and then falling himself into the trap of doubting the nun's honesty.
Episode 4: HERETIC
A Tibetan nun teaching about death and reincarnation brings us to Jesus and his wife, Mary, another symbol of the pain of attachment to desire, the body, the senses.
Jacques' miserable affair with his lover is interposed in a scene of exorcism from her. In lonely isolation he destroys her photo.
As Boy tells Jacques' story to Claudia we can see he is really talking about Claudia - battling his own love for her against his knowledge of non-attachment to other souls. He knows now he cannot possess her and is convinced by the Buddhists that non-attachment through celibacy is the only means to liberation from worldly suffering, what Christians would describe as sin. He believes he must reject her.
And so we are introduced to the teachings on suffering by the Lama. They begin in the Gompa in Tibet, and are given to Jesus as well as many others. Single pointed meditation is explained. This merges to France and lecturing on impermanence.
Flashes of Jacques past love, his failed attempts to contact Josee and we see the connection to Claudia. Boy wants to show to her that he is and is not Christ, as is everyone, because Christ is merely a symbol of transformation to unconditional love. But it is a story that has to be told in order for that transformation to occur. Jacques and Boy merge.
The teachings on the emptiness of independent existence are now given to Jesus Christ, and then to Boy in Queensland, where an intellectual questions the teachings on impermanence. The madness of searching for enlightenment brings in a zealous, insane Israeli mystic and aliens observed by the boys in the form of a UFO.
More of the sacred Gompa is revealed as are teachings on the wheel of sharp weapons - compassion and restraint. This reflects in Boy's meeting with the Lama and the facing of power.
Heroditus approaches the Temple of Isis in Alexandria.
Episode 5: BUDDHA
Boy is being taught thanka painting of the Buddha by a German nun. She patronizes him and he enjoys it.
We merge to him in 2000 where the nature of structure, as Boy types into the computer, is examined.
Reasoning's necessity to determine truth, emptiness, self-realisation is taught to Jesus.
The revelation of aliens is introduced very slowly as more of the teachings on nothingness/emptiness are revealed to Heroditus as he enters the Temple of Isis. He is tempted by dancers, the manifestation of the unattainable desire for the sensual exotic. As Heroditus is thrust into the Temple's inner sanctum the interplanetary nature of the interconnection of all things is opened. Boy now tells Jim of his dream of the planet Klon.
We move to the Klon TV documentary producer finding the Tibetan parchment in the tourist sight of ancient ruins. So the same revelations come to the same incarnations of soul-spirit on this planet as on Earth, also as a lost truth always known. Boy/Jesus is incarnated as the producer. Merging to Boy in 2000 amazingly reeling off the same information through the Internet on the computer.
Episode 6: OBSESSION
Tampering with time and reality brings on Geshla's teachings about shame to Jesus. We merge to Boy listening to the same teachings and infuriated.
Heroditus meanwhile faces the ultimate battle with his master in the Temple.
And so Boy (really Christ) is driven to a confrontation with Geshla in his residence. Boy demands to know emptiness. The lama is very patronising with words which seem false. Then we see the truth in the female translator, who becomes a catalyzer for telepathic communication - heightened awareness.
Heroditus faces the same woman, the High Priestess, in The Isis Temple, the same telepathy vilifying her from the master. The lure of the siren - the female nature to dominate. One feels his hatred for her and sees Heroditus infested with plague.
We are moved to Jesus in his room lamenting the falseness of the monastery and the teachings. And then in the Gompa, Geshla speaks further on shame, the wheel of sharp weapons returning. Jesus still does not get it, seeing only hypocrisy and contradiction, "don't hide your negativity, yet always show kindness". It is with Boy, now subdued, meeting Geshla at lunch when Geshla answers his questions on emptiness - the meaning of life.
But it is 96 year old Boy who we hear the real truth from, "love". And still Boy fights to deny enlightenment, cannot escape a nihilist viewpoint.
The words of a much older Lama ring in Jesus' mind as he sits contemplating and so we are brought to Boy alone in the cafe reasoning his purpose to "be" and why he failed in the monastery. Heroditus in the ancient library of Alexandria answers the question. He in 258 AD emerges with the same truth through the mysticism of the Egyptians. And it is his vision that is in a way the final transcendence.Jesus leaves the Tibetans. Boy sees finally that these are 'all symbols of let go'.
Boy writes to his father for forgiveness. He is in agony from eating too many chocolates the night before. That night he had been under the influence of a visitor to the monastery. A fat man who was involved in the direction of IBM during the Vietnam War. The next day Boy understands the monastery is in reality false, because love, god, bliss cannot be obtained by merit. Even the fat man must be forgiven for working for war with IBM. Boy sees the computer is symbolic of the Christian's belief in Satan, our rebellion, our usurpation of nature and the price for using it is our evolution to silicon life. But Boy also sees Satan himself must be forgiven. Is both good and bad.
Heroditus in his roman study 268 AD and the old Boy typing into his computer in his study 2060 AD, both reveal the intangible truth that we will always be in a state of separation as long as we assert our ego, and it is the pain of love that drives us in the end to let go of this - "our Claudia".
The mini-series ends with all themes, which are one, but under different time streams, collaging together, in the image of the crucifixion, the ultimate love of offering one's life to another - to find our opposite, our God, our Claudia and gain one's immortal soul and become free. We are left with the couples entwined and the computer smashed. East and West meet.
In 2060 AD, the old Boy surrounded by Apple-IBM robotics and computers, moves into an experimental teleportation chamber. He arrives in Klon restored to youth and transformed into the Television producer. Surrounded by massive audiences he is giving speeches on love. As he leaves their starport we see written everywhere that it is a binary star system with the same logo as Apple-IBM.
THE MINI SERIES
that WILL change the world!
TWO 73 MINUTE EPISODES - divided into six episodes of two parts TOTAL TIME : 146 MINUTES
This is a psychological, sociological, religious art comedy mini-series for TV. It is the story of one main character, Boy-Christ.
SCRIPT AVAILABLE from James Travers-Murison email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Possible Sponsors: Apple, IBM, Coke
Possible Co-operators: Australian TV, French TV, Egyptian TV, Israeli TV, Chinese TV, Indian TV
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