Jim Carrey’s moment of spiritual awakening

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It’s nothing short of a miracle whenever someone experiences a spiritual awakening. It is all the more impressive when such an experience happens not to a Buddhist monk or a New Age seeker but to an A-list Hollywood actor.

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Spiritual experiences in the movies

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It recently occurred to me that there aren’t that many movies that are explicitly about, or which explicitly portray, enlightenment, awakening, or other breakthrough spiritual experiences.

There are plenty of films about religion, religious people and their religious ways. But these rarely include scenes that reveal any genuine sense of spirituality. As if to illustrate the point, Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ is little more than torture flick.

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