Contributing Writer for Wake Up World
“Are non-human animals property to be owned and used, or are they sentient beings deserving of rights?” ~The Ghost In Our Machine documentary
Those of us who’ve ever seen images of the twisted world of factory farming (or animals in captivity) have often wondered how an open-hearted person finds the strength to go in and capture such heart wrenching footage. I’ve long since imagined what it must be like be that person who cares so profoundly, so deeply, to be willing to witness these acts, time and time again. These people are rare, yet an incredible depth of spirit impels a person to immerse themselves into their worst nightmare.
Why? Because the world really does need to know what it is surreptitiously responsible for.
Bringing Light into the Shadows of Animal Industries
The Ghosts in Our Machine is an empathic invitation into the world of Jo-Anne McArthur, a gentle, caring, woman, who in her own words is no less than a war photographer. Her purpose is to bring light into the shadows, within situations that most people would be horrified to witness. It’s a selfless gift, so that those without a voice – those countless animals who suffer to clothe and feed mainstream society – can be seen.
This cinematic, feature length documentary brings hope to a world where the veil has been pulled firmly over our eyes; in a society where most people would rather rather bask in comfort, blinded to the truth. Whilst this video draws us close to some very challenging issues it also finds an admirable balance between suffering and the opportunity for a better future. It weaves the tragic tale of crimes against sentient life, along with the upliftment and inspiration of those animals who have found the freedom and love that they so rightly deserve.
An Incredible Opportunity for Change
The Ghosts in Our Machine offers an incredible opportunity for change in a time when billions of animals are needlessly slaughtered and kept in shocking conditions every year. No time is greater for people like Jo-Anne McArthur to be heard and for us all to contribute, share and do whatever we can to help that message get out there.
I felt honoured to watch this film, captivated by the soulful artistry from start to finish. It’s a poetic and divinely created expression of the soul, with inspirational imagery, from video and photography, well worthy of our attention. I for one, hope that this will inspire a deeper awareness in all of us.
Check out the trailer here:
“The Ghost In Our Machine” illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world. Through the heart and photographic lens of acclaimed animal photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, we become intimately familar with a cast of non-human animals. The film follows McArthur over the course of a year as she photographs several animal stories in parts of Canada, the U.S. and Europe.
“Each story is a window into global animal industries; food, fashion, entertainment and research. All part of an epic photo project “We Animals”, now in its fifth year and shot all over the globe, McArthur has documented the lives of animals with heart-breaking empathic vividness and professionalism.
“Are non-human animals property to be owned and used, or are they sentient beings deserving of rights?” ~ plot summary
The Ghosts in Our Machine is available now on iTunes.
For more details visit: www.theghostsinourmachine.com
From my heart to yours,
Updated November 2014
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About the author:
Around 18 years ago, during a profound spiritual awakening, the world around her shattered. She became engulfed in a white, universal, timeless, formless light until nothing else existed – other than the nameless truth at the core of all sentient beings. During this life-changing experience Trinity experienced the soul of all other sentient beings, trees, creatures, people as one pulsating energy. Transcending her into a higher realm of unity and oneness, this experience imparted a divine energy that she has been sharing through spiritual work ever since. She has integrated a wide variety of multidimensional gifts, and works hand in hand with the Angelic Realms, guided by a deep compassion for the Earth and environment.
Understanding that the energy of our food directly impacts sentient life on all levels, Trinity founded Trinity’s Conscious Kitchen, a website devoted to inspiring the soul through conscious vegan cuisine. She is the co-founder of the Openhand Foundation, an organisation dedicated to the evolution of humankind. She works as the divine complement to her soul mate Open (Chris) to help facilitate the global Ascension process and feels incredibly blessed to be of divine service.