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American Alternative Rock
Insect Hunters
Earthlings
The Nazis, A Warning From History. Episode 5
The Hacker Wars
4000 Year Old Cold Case: The Body in the Bog
The Story of India: The Meeting of Two Oceans
What Is Out There
Planet Dinosaur Ultimate Killers
Peril and Promise
Blood Of The Vikings: Invasion
Asteroid Attack
D-Day: As it Happens (1)
Waltz With Bashir
IMAX Hubble
Everything
Life Rocky Start
The Crimes
Earth, the Power of the Planet: Atmosphere
Catholicism The unpredictable rise of Rome
How to Stay Young The Body
Pill Poppers
No Impact Man The Documentary
The Fukushima Lights
Galapagos with David Attenborough Origin
Fear
The Spark of Life
Prescription Thugs
Neanderthal 1
The Mating Game
Miracle Cure: A Decade of the Human Genome
Playing God
Clash of the Gods: Odysseus II
Becoming Human: First Steps
The Outer Planets
Last Human Standing

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The Real Garden of Eden
The Real Garden of Eden 2011

Can we find the Garden of Eden? Bible scholar Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou thinks so. In the final episode of her series re-examining conventional readings of the Bible, she argues that the Garden of Eden has nothing to do with the origins of humanity, but is rather a story concealing dramatic events about a particular figure in a particular place, two and half thousand years ago. Marshalling compelling evidence from archaeology, Islam and the Bible text itself, she identifies and visits the exact site of Eden. It's a revolutionary theory which challenges some of the most cherished preconceptions about Eden in both Christianity and western culture.

Category:Culture  Duration:59:00   Series: Bible's Buried Secrets

Clash of the Gods: Odysseus I
Clash of the Gods: Odysseus I 2009

Homer's The Odyssey ranks amongst the most famous epics ever written. Follow its archetypal hero, Odysseus, as he sets sail on a twenty-year journey to return home from battle to reclaim his wife and kingdom. It's a timeless tale of adventure, filled with mythological beasts, vengeful gods, and enchanting seductresses. But could it have actually happened? Underwater divers have uncovered remains that date back thousands of years and may be a direct link to the story of Odysseus.

Category:History  Duration:45:00   Series: Clash of the Gods

Ancient Rome: Constantine
Ancient Rome: Constantine 2006

This episode tells the story of how the Emperor Constantine brought Christianity to the western world. In AD 312, Rome was in crisis. The empire had been divided into four parts, each with its own emperor who fought one another. Constantine intervened and united Rome, using military might and a new religion - Christianity.

Category:History  Duration:00:58:30   Series: Ancient Rome

Beyond Thinking
Beyond Thinking 2012

We live our lives pursuing happiness 'out there' as if it is a commodity. We have become slaves to our own desires and craving. Happiness isn't something that can be pursued or purchased like a cheap suit. This is Maya, illusion, the endless play of form. In the Buddhist tradition, Samsara, or the endless cycle of suffering is perpetuated by the craving of pleasure and aversion to pain. Freud referred to this as the "pleasure principle." Everything we do is an attempt to create pleasure, to gain something that we want, or to push away something that is undesirable that we don't want. Even a simple organism like the paramecium does this. It is called response to stimulus. Unlike a paramecium, humans have more choice. We are free to think, and that is the heart of the problem. It is the thinking about what we want that has gotten out of control. The dilemma of modern society is that we seek to understand the world, not in terms of archaic inner consciousness, but by quantifying and qualifying what we perceive to be the external world by using scientific means and thought. Thinking has only led to more thinking and more questions. We seek to know the innermost forces which create the world and guide its course. But we conceive of this essence as outside of ourselves, not as a living thing, intrinsic to our own nature. It was the famous psychiatrist Carl Jung who said, "one who looks outside dreams, one who looks inside awakes." It is not wrong to desire to be awake, to be happy. What is wrong is to look for happiness outside when it can only be found inside.

Category:Culture  Duration:31:56   Series: Inner Worlds Outer Worlds

 
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