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Examples Of Pantheism In Avatar

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Avatar the motion picture throws you into a rich world, with diverse characters who clash over cultural and socio-economic issues. At the heart of the story is a former Marine named Jake Sully, who falls in love while on an alien planet with a woman from a race of people called the Na’vi. The character whom he falls in love with is an alien for which he sacrifices his whole way of life to be with. By way of his experiences with the Na’vi, he begins to adopt a new worldview, which can only be described as Pantheism. A pantheist believes God is part of nature and souls are one with all things around them. This viewpoint is expressed early in the movie after Jake was rescued by his love interest Neytiri. In the scene, tiny glowing organisms begin to surround Jake whom Neytiri refers to as “Seeds of the sacred tree…very pure spirits” (Cameron & Cameron, 2009). The tree she refers to plays a very import role in their Pantheistic worldview, because it represents Eywa their deity, a goddess who makes up all living …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how avatar throws you into a rich world with diverse characters who clash over cultural and socio-economic issues.
  • Analyzes how a pantheist believes god is part of nature and souls are one with all things around them.
  • Analyzes how jake sully, the protagonist of the movie, was agnostic before meeting neytiri. he was open to the na'vi' pantheistic worldview and the acceptance of eywa.
  • Analyzes how cameron and cameron (2009) informs us through the alien race that they have tried to teach others to see, but they were too full to be have something new poured into them.
  • Explains that neytiri, the love interest of jake sully, is the daughter of mo'at the spiritual leader of her tribe. she believes that a network of energy flows through all living things.
  • Analyzes how parker and colonel miles demonstrate a view of the world that presumes god does not exist.
  • Opines that the worldview being pushed in avatar is that of pantheism. the trappings of no personal moral god that hold anyone accountable are the theme of the movie.

This is a principle of pantheism in which one must overcome themselves, ethics and what they understand in order to become one with one. In this case the one is Eywa. This theme of seeing is carried out throughout the movie and relates to seeing what is real when it comes to animals, people and the world. Neytiri, the love interest of Jake Sully is the daughter of Mo’at, the spiritual leader of her tribe. She believes that “a network of energy, flows through all living things. All energy is only borrowed and one day you have to give it back” (Cameron & Cameron, 2009). She is positioned to follow in her mother’s footsteps as the spiritual leader and interpret the will of Eywa. This view of life allows for no repercussions from a theistic God who will one day judge them for their immoral

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