Welcome to Fierce Love, the weblog for acclaimed filmmaker and spiritual activist Velcrow Ripper. A journey into the heart of Love in action, of spirituality in the real world. A personal inquiry into what it is to be divinely human in these times of turmoil and transformation.
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Please allow me to introduce myself (said the Rolling Stones) I’m a….and here we’ll begin to change the tune – I’m a man, it’s true, someone who could be described as a ‘Spiritual Media Activist.’
My latest project is the “Fierce Love Trilogy”. It began with ScaredSacred , a film about the search for hope in the Ground Zero’s of the world – places like Afghanistan, Hiroshima, Israel and Palestine, Bhopal, Cambodia and Bosnia. A film about unwrapping the darkness, to reveal the light.
This was followed by the documentary, Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action, about contemporary stories in the tradition of Gandhi and Martin Luther King, stories that capture the Zeitgeist of transformation that is sweeping the globe, a transformation that begins in the heart of each and every one of us. It is a journey that is both very personal, and very universal. Fierce Light is hitting the film festival circuit, and will be coming to a theatre near you beginning in the spring.
I have just completed “Occupy Love” which asks the question: how could today’s planetary crisis could be transformed into a love story? Could it become a tremendous opportunity for a great leap forward of global consciousness, collaboration and sustainability. It is a global search for living examples of “another world” in the present day; inspiring stories of creative solutions in action, asking the world’s visionaries: ‘how can we turn end times into new beginnings?’
– Velcrow Ripper
Toronto Island, Canada