Re: [INDOLOGY] Gāyatrī and Scifi
nagarajpaturi at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 11:09:04 UTC 2020
There is this book:
The Jedi in the Lotus: "Star Wars" and the Hindu Tradition
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Look at the first Matrix movie,” says producer Peter Rader. “It’s a yogic
It says that this world is an illusion. It’s about *maya* – that if we can
the illusions and connect with something larger we can do all sorts of
Neo achieves the abilities of the advanced yogis [Paramahansa] Yogananda
who can defy the laws of normal reality.”
How movies embraced Hinduism (without you even noticing)
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On Sun, Apr 5, 2020, 1:44 AM Antonia Ruppel via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> Dear Michael,
> There are various bits of Sanskrit throughout Galactica - at the end of
> the mini-series, Elosha chants the 'asato mā sadgamaya' (helpfully
> subtitled as 'priestess chanting in foreign language':-)); the surname of
> Roslin's aid Billy is Keikeya (close enough to Kaikeya to make me
> think:-)); Roslin's medicine is kamala extract - and so on.
> I've long been wondering how this made it into the series - so far to no
> avail. Ron Moore, the creator of this Galactica remake, was a Cornellian,
> and Cornell has long had a fairly solid Sanskrit tradition - but beyond
> that I have no idea. If anyone on the List can contribute to this, I'd be
> most grateful!
> (And for what it's worth, I hear the intro as svaḥ, over two notes, rather
> than svāhā.)
> All the best,
> Antonia (outside the US, hence syfy's generosity does not reach
> On Sat, 4 Apr 2020 at 22:01, Witzel, Michael via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> We have been talking about the Gāyatrī a lot.
>> As it is the weekend, for your amusement:
>> The Scifi TV channel is streaming (free) all 50+ episodes of their old
>> "Battleship Galactica" series now:
>> Did anyone notice that the theme song of each episode is the Gāyatrī:
>> "oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svāhā(!). Tat savitur … pracodayāt"
>> Michael Witzel
>> Wales Prof. of Sanskrit, Dept. of South Asian Studies, 1 Bow
>> Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
>> ph. 1 - 617 496 2990
>> witzel at fas.harvard.edu
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